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Coalition tells president racial injustice underlies Michael Brown killing

Michael Brown is only the latest in a long list of black men and boys who have died under eerily similar circumstances.


Protestors stand their ground against racism and ignorance

The pro-Darren Wilson folks were screaming rage-soaked insults, but the protestors stoically chanted back in unison.


New generation finds its voice and power in Ferguson, Mo.

Each had attended multiple demonstrations and strategizing meetings, protected protesters and property from police violence or acts of looting and led marches up and down the street.


Washington state teens initiate march protesting killing of Michael Brown

"I wanted to raise awareness about this issue and to support the people of Ferguson to let them know there are people here on the west coast who care about them."


Yale art students show solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri

They walked in silence holding signs that read "Hands Up - Don't Shoot" and posters with the names of victims of police brutality from around the country including New Haven.


Ferguson, Missouri residents grieve and protest in wake of killing by police

The high level of tension in the town resulting from the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed Michael Brown, 17, has created an extremely volatile situation.


Convergence in Jacksonville to call for Marissa Alexander's freedom

Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.


Patent Office cancels Washington’s disparaging trademark

The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.


Today in labor history: Cherokee Nation begins Trail of Tears

It is estimated  that nearly one third - ten to 30 percent - died in the course of U.S. government's ethnic cleansing.


W.Va. NAACP calls for federal probe of police killing

The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?

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