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Baltimore Police Union Boss Inflames Tension With ‘Lynch Mob’ Remark; ‘Rough Ride’ Alleged - The Root

Ryan heaped fuel on an already tense situation when he said protesters were acting “like a lynch mob,” as he vigorously defended the police officers involved in Gray’s brutal arrest that resulted in his death. 250 more words

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The Skin I’m In: I've been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I'm black

The cops stopped me anywhere they saw me, particularly at night. Once, as I was walking through the laneway behind my neighbourhood pizza parlour, two officers crept up on me in their cruiser. 403 more words

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FBI confirms black activist Ray Robinson was killed during 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee - CBS News

Desiree Marks, who’s held out hope for 40 years that she’d see her father again, said she was crushed by the FBI’s confirmation of his death. 309 more words

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LGBT advocates interrupt Jamaican prime minister's speech

Members of the advocacy group also confronted her outside the church. They chanted “Gay rights Portia. Protect Jamaica’s gays” as she entered the building.

“We pretty much interrupted her speech,” Michael Forbes, a member of Jamaica Anti-Homophobia Stand who protested Simpson-Miller, told the Washington Blade on Friday during a telephone interview from New York. 64 more words

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RACE TRAITOR Fall 2003 | The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists”

First, one must realize that whiteness is a structure of domination. As such, there is nothing redeemable or reformable about whiteness. Intellectuals, scholars and activists, especially those who are non- white, have drawn our attention to this for years. 193 more words

Socio-Politics

Black Students at Berkeley Want a Hall Renamed After Assata Shakur - The Root

The black student union at Berkeley would like Barrows Hall to be renamed “Shakur Hall.”

“We want the renaming for someone—Assata Shakur—who we feel … represents us as black students,” Cori McGowens, spokesman for the school’s black student union, said. 174 more words

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Governors-General of the Dutch East Indies (1610-1949)

This is a list of the Governors-General of the Dutch east Indies. From 1610-1796 it was under control of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). 473 more words

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