Poor People’s Campaign Launches With March on Capitol Hill | Colorlines The campaign’s list of demands directly address the issues of systemic racism and economic inequality.

The campaign’s list of demands directly address the issues of systemic racism and economic inequality.

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Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s Mother, Is Considering Running For Political Office In Ferguson | Essence Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

Ever since her son, 18-year-old Michael Brown, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014, Lezley McSpadden has been a tireless advocate for justice. Now, she could be running for office.

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Tribeca Film Festival hosts screening and Q&A for ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ | New York Amsterdam News Martin’s extrajudicial killing seemed to reopen a portal to history many had fought to shut tight—a time when the Klu Klux Klan routinely and with impunity killed Blacks in the South and across rural America in the 100 years from Reconstruction through the civil rights era.

Martin’s extrajudicial killing seemed to reopen a portal to history many had fought to shut tight—a time when the Klu Klux Klan routinely and with impunity killed Blacks in the South and across rural America in the 100 years from Reconstruction through the civil rights era.

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Why School Dress Codes Are Often Biased Against Black Girls | Slate At this point, it’s a well-established fact that there are vast disparities in how different children receive disciplinary action in school.

At this point, it’s a well-established fact that there are vast disparities in how different children receive disciplinary action in school.

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The jewels of Tribeca Film Fest, through April 28 | New York Amsterdam News One of the best short films we’ve ever seen about race in this country is the animated short, “The History of White People in America...”

One of the best short films we’ve ever seen about race in this country is the animated short, “The History of White People in America…”

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A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It. | The New York Times The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.

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Undoing the Dirty Deed: How ‘Whites Only’ Language from Restrictive Housing Covenants Remain on Deeds Across The Country | Atlanta Black Star Unfortunately, well into the second decade of the 21st century, discrimination in the housing market against African-Americans remains far from rare.

Unfortunately, well into the second decade of the 21st century, discrimination in the housing market against African-Americans remains far from rare.

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