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Sonali Kolhatkar: Black Lives Matter … and Black Jobs Matter, Too

Kolhatkar: As a recent Time magazine cover story illustrates, the Black Lives Matter movement has successfully shaped the mainstream narrative of the reality of police violence against African-Americans. But most of the discussion of the fixes that are needed have focused primarily on police accountability such as civilian oversight and requiring officers to wear body cameras. Few analysts have made the crucial link between police brutality and economic injustice. Now, grassroots activists are not only pointing out that black lives matter, but by extension, black jobs matter, too.

Jim Walsh, MinnPost: Meet the Mall of America 11

Walsh: ...at the moment the MOA 11 stand together as a brave if somewhat reluctant figurehead, a group of thought leaders who see themselves as torch bearers of their lunch-counter-sitting and back-of-the-bus–sitting forefathers and mothers before them, taking on America’s history of institutional racism itself.

Nekima Levy-Pounds: Letter from a Bloomington Jail (Metaphorically Speaking)

Much like protesters during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s, participants of #BlackLivesMatter, have stood on the front lines braving arrests, police violence, surveillance, chemical weapons, and hostility from those who are comfortable with the status quo. Yet, even in the face of such adversity, the young people have demonstrated remarkable courage to continue standing, marching, and fighting for our freedom. They are standing on the right side of history.

Freedom Rider: Ferguson Reverberates Around the World

The world needs to know not only that America’s promise of justice for all is a lie but that it is expressed against the rest of the world, too. The anti-globalization group came into being in response to the United States and NATO attacks on the Russian government and interference in the domestic crisis in More

▶ Popular Resistance: 3,000 Rally at Mall of America, Police Shut Down Mall for Hours

Community demands end to police brutality and racial inequities affecting Black and brown Minnesotans Police Meet Peaceful Protesters in Full Riot Gear Protesters fill the rotunda of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota Saturday, December 20. (Photo courtesy of Black Lives Matter - Minneapolis) By Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, www.facebook.com  December 21st, 2014 Minneapolis, MN More

U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. crackdown on police brutality

The panel's first review of the U.S. record on preventing torture since 2006 followed racially-tinged unrest in cities across the country this week sparked by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY  Reuters GENEVA  Nov 28, 2014    Activists More

KU Journalism Major Shreds “Case” Against Mike Brown

The police department that Officer Wilson worked for prior to coming to Ferguson was disbanded after multiple instances of racial profiling.” POSTED BY MICHAEL SHATZ   KANSAS  NOVEMBER 29, 2014 Shelby Lawson is a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Lawson posted the following to her Facebook page:  More

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