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Young Black Men Killed by US Police at Highest Rate in Year of 1,134 Deaths

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The Guardian – Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this year. Despite making up only 2% of the total […]

Old fight, New dance: Black Lives Matter Pole Dance Performance Video Tribute

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Sandra Bland Case

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Sioux City, Iowa – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement Monday after a grand jury in Texas decided no felony was committed by the sheriff’s office or jailers in the death of Sandra Bland: “Sandra Bland should not have died while in police custody. There’s no doubt in my mind that she, like […]

Old fight, New dance: Black Lives Matter Pole Dance Performance Video Tribute

Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu Among Honorees During Global Transformers Gala: Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Other Civil Rights Preachers

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The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) will host its inaugural Global Transformers Gala 2015 to honor global political, civic and spiritual icons whose life’s work and leadership – inspired by their faith – addressed societal ills, influenced nations, and transformed societies across the globe. The formal dinner and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, December […]

VIDEO: Ambassador Andrew Young Speaks on Herman Cain

The National Council of Negro Women Launches Visionary Strategy Declaring “A New Agenda For A New Age”

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Washington, DC – In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) revealed a “new agenda for a new age,” vowing to take urgent action around education, health, economic empowerment and public policy in an effort to build a stronger Black America. During welcome remarks at the 14th annual Uncommon Height […]

Black Women’s Votes Matter

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Keisha N. Blain, Huffington Post – During the last Presidential election cycle, black women had the highest voter turnout rate of all voters in the United States between ages 18 and 29. According to the Center for American Progress, black women were instrumental to President Obama’s re-election, voting at a higher rate than any other […]

Women’s Equality Day – What the heck do I tell my daughter? – #HERvotes Blog Carnival

MSNBC Obtains Video of Linwood “Ray” Lambert, a VA Man Who Was Tased, Shackled and Died in Custody

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Responding to a call about a possibly delusional man, three VA police take Linwood “Ray” Lambert to the emergency room. When they arrive the “patient” ran off. Although he was at the door of the emergency room, the police tased him repeatedly, shackled him, and Linwood “Ray” Lambert died shortly after while in police custody. […]

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