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#Ferguson: Past is Prologue

“America, that has been ringing the bells of the world, proclaiming to the nations and the peoples thereof that she has democracy to give to all and sundry…America that has arraigned Turkey at the bar of public opinion and ...
by Dr. Wilmer Leon
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In #Ferguson, AG Eric Holder Says He Too Has Experienced Racial Profiling

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., today regarding the August 9th shooting death of Mike Brown, 18. Brown was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  Since the day of the shooting there have been long...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Rep. Hank Johnson to Drop Bill That Would Monitor Military Style Police Tactics

Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) will drop legislation, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act, that will analyze and maybe restrict, the practice (started in the 1990s) of the U.S. military sharing military gear with local ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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John Lewis to #Obama: Declare Martial Law, Federalize National Guard in #Ferguson

During an interview with Andrea Mitchell, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) spoke out on the situation in Ferguson, MO.  Rep. Lewis, a civil rights legend who has seen his fair share of bad law enforcement activity to say the least, call...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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Latinas Underrepresented in Films But More Likely to Appear in Them Naked

A new study by the University of California Annenberg school has revealed that less than five percent of actors in top grossing films are Latino and that Latinas are more likely than any other women of other ethnic groups to ap...
by Adriana Maestas
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CBC Chair, John Conyers and Lacy Clay Call for Wider FBI Probe in #MikeBrown Case

This evening, CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Lacy Clay (D-MO) are calling for an expanded federal investigation into the Mike Brown shooting.   Their full letter to Attorney General Eric Holder can...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
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#GA123: The Children of Freedom Summer Will Soon Be Leaders of Freedom Fall

The seeds planted 50 years ago in Mississippi during Freedom Summer are in full bloom. The children of 1964 — who are now leaders — are positioned to energize this generation of young voters of color and progressive...
by Kirk Clay
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Havana Curveball: Family, Roots, Transnationalism, Connections, and Politics

Family. Roots. Transnationalism. Connections. Politics. These are some of the many ideas expressed in Havana Curveball. Yet, the one theme that was the most salient was that of discovering oneself through reaching for one’s d...
by Melissa Skolnick
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