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As mayors meet in San Francisco, ending racist violence is a theme

One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.

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In Charleston, a city comes together in wake of racist killings

Twenty thousand people came together on a bridge in Charleston, marching in the name of love and unity against racist violence that took the lives of nine people in a historic black church. .

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S. Carolina leaders call for removing Confederate flag from statehouse grounds

The Confederate flag features prominently in photos of the white youth arrested and charged with the murders.

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To Mother Emanuel’s Denmark Vesey: your fight goes on!

Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Five months after Tamir Rice died, sheriff says investigation continues

 Cleveland police are noted for being among the most brutal and incompetent police forces in the country.

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Ending racism key to U.S. justice, says Detroit law professor

A failing criminal justice system proves that we are not living in a "post-racial" era.

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Chicago to pay reparations to police torture victims

Victims of police torture would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package.

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Death at the hands of the police - this time in Baltimore

No city, town or hamlet can any longer feel immune from the devastating news that, once again, a Black man's life has been taken by the police

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Police settle lawsuit on use of chemical agents in Ferguson

"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"

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Today in women’s history: Happy birthday Dorothy Height

Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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