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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.

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Thousands protest police violence in Staten Island

The marchers, from all five New York City boroughs, called for reforms in the process of disciplining police officers who use unlawful force, and in police officer training.

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Detroit water crisis shows the reality of our current social system

Imagine coming home from work or school and not having access to water for cooking dinner, or not being able to take a shower after a hard day's work.

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Journalists under police attack in Ferguson protests

President Obama, at a press conference today, said "there is no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters or to throw protesters into jail."

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Despite police violence Ferguson community continues peaceful protests

The numbers of community members, Black and white, who attended far outnumbered any who had engaged in looting the night before.

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NAACP blasts court refusal to halt voter restrictions in North Carolina

A federal judge denied attempts by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration to have the NAACP's legal challenge to the massive voter suppression law dismissed.

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Says USSA aim is to “alter power relations on campuses”

USSA, the nation's largest and oldest student organization, is committed to "helping students identify what their goals are and how to achieve them."

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Oklahomans launch ballot initiative for medical marijuana

The Oklahomans for Health on June 17 launched a ballot initiative to vote on legalization of medical marijuana in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Texans rally against ALEC, the right-wing stink tank

The "stink tank" is responsible for initiating and financing anti-union, privatization, racist, and anti-democratic state legislation throughout the nation.

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Remembering Eric Garner, African American father of six

Those who knew Garner personally explained that the contact with police was in response to a fight that broke out where Garner intervened as the peacemaker. 

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