Tag Archives: police brutality

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Teacher Suspended After Asking Students to Re-Enact Michael Brown Shooting

Parent says white students told to play police officers

An Alabama teacher has been placed on suspension after asking students to re-enact the shooting…

By Courtney Connley

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A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Four Morehouse Professors Pen Open Letter in Michael Brown’s Honor

Professors honor Brown and encourage young black men everywhere

In honor of Michael Brown’s death, four Morehouse College professors have written on open letter…

By Courtney Connley

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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

Celebrities speak out in the death of unarmed teen

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, celebrities use their platform to help bring justice…

By Courtney Connley

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

By Courtney Connley

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Photos From Ferguson And 1960s Protests Show How Little Has Changed

Social media is in uproar with photos of police response to civil rights protests

For many, the scene in Ferguson looks like something out of the 1960s, with many…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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President Obama Speaks Out Against Ferguson Police Using Excessive Force

Highway patrol takes over security from local police

President Obama has spoken out against Ferguson, MO police department’s response to protests after shooting…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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LAPD Sued for Beating Black College Student (Video)

Aibuidefe Oghogho has no criminal history

The LAPD is making headlines again in regards to an excessive force case where former…

By Sasha King

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Death Of Handcuffed Man In Police Custody Ruled A Suicide

Police claim the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car

Police claim the 21-year-old shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car

By Black Enterprise

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Android App Reports ‘Stop and Frisk’ Activity

A new application allows bystanders to record videos of and report “stop and frisk” incidents

The Stop and Frisk Watch app, courtesy of the New York Civil Liberties Union, allows…

By Janel Martinez

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How Long Before We Forget About Trayvon Martin?

Being politically active against injustice should not be a trending topic but a lifetime mission

Following the death of Trayvon Martin everyone’s rallying for justice, but will the activism last…

By Anslem Samuel

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High-school junior Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 (Image: File)

UPDATE: Trayvon Martin’s Family Seeks Justice

The family of the 17-year-old high school junior is calling on the FBI to investigate

News of the killing of an unarmed 17-year-old Florida high school student has garnered national…

By Sade K. Muhammad

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David Banner’s Thoughts On the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

The politically active entertainer speaks from the heart on behalf of the 99%

As the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement arrives, rapper/actor David Banner shares…

By David Banner

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Teen Violist Alleges Pittsburgh Police Brutality

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The photos taken by Jordan Miles’ mother show his face covered with…

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