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In Baltimore we need protest in all its forms. Even joyful ones

By Steven W Thrasher

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Spots of joy are necessary and needed in the seemingly endless fight for justice. In Baltimore on Tuesday night, as the city reeled from how the death of Freddie Gray exposed the violence of a decades-long police occupation of the black population, I didn’t experience many moments of sweetness. 315 more words

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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun

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In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated by the state, of the political and economic marginalization that characterized their existence for generations and they had enough of the unaccountable governmental agencies that inflicted harm with seeming impunity. 315 more words

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Militia Members Lose Appeal In Civil Rights Lawsuit Tied To FBI Probe

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Three members of a southern Michigan militia acquitted during a high-profile trial have failed to persuade an appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit against federal investigators. 196 more words

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It Ain’t the First and It Ain’t the Last

“It ain’t the first and it ain’t the last!” That was the response of Avery, an elderly man who is always at my barbershop (though he never seems to get a haircut) when he was asked about the current unrest in Baltimore. 596 more words

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The Road South

Jonathan Daniels (Keene) travels south with a friend to help integrate churches in 1965, and immediately encounters segregation along the roadside… 14 more words

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While the world stopped, a tale of Baltimore

For the past two weeks the world has grown smaller to the scale of a city. Baltimore reopened the door to a topic the United States has been trying to keep shut, equality. 354 more words

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Falling Through The Cracks

I believe that education is the single most important issue we are facing today. If we really want to solve these issues like mass incarceration, poverty, and racial profiling and all the kinds of challenges that are shocking so many of us today. 141 more words

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