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Michael Brown’s Father Says Teen’s Death ‘Opened Eyes of World’

New York, N.Y. A few hundred people gathered for a moment of silence on Tuesday at the spot in the central U.S. city of Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer two years ago. “Hands up!” sign displayed at a Ferguson protest. Photo: Jamelle Bouie Later Tuesday, a few dozen people marched […]

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Protests Against Police Brutality Held on U.S. Capitol Steps

Washington D.C. A black teenager stood with his white classmate from a Washington high school and somberly looked on at protesters on Capitol Hill who marched from the White House Thursday evening speaking out against police brutality.   Democracy Spring. Photo: Wikipedia, Michele Egan The two friends, though of different races, were an image of […]

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The Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas’ Restrictive Abortion Law

Washington D.C. The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down one of the United States’ strictest abortion laws, in what is seen as one of its most important abortion decisions in a quarter century. A protest against Focus on the Family’s “Stand for the Family” event at the Xcel Energy Center, planned by OutFront Minnesota. Photo: […]

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Supreme Court to Rule on Landmark Immigration Case

Washington D.C. Rosario Reyes says las pandillas, or gangs, always lingered in her neighborhood in El Salvador, but she became even more afraid after her brother-in-law was assassinated in a shooting on his way home from work. Gang members shot him 12 times during a robbery. U.S Supreme court. Photo: Daderot, Wikipedia. She feared for […]

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National Flag Day, Mourning Period For Orlando Victims Overlap

Washington, D.C. Tuesday is national Flag Day in the United States. While it is not a full-blown federal holiday, Flag Day is meant for Americans to recognize the importance of the flag and its place in U.S. history. The American flag. Photo: Spend A Day Touring, LLC/Flickr. Especially now, Tim Lankford of the American Legion National […]

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It’s the Fourth of July, 2016: What Will You Celebrate?

New York, N.Y. I got up early Sunday morning, hours before the full horror of the murders at Pulse, Orlando’s lively gay nightclub, were known. For the rest of the morning, it was like an ugly storm that would not let up. Ironically, this was a day I set aside to write about Fourth of […]

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Gun Control: How to Contact Your Elected Officials – Act Now!

New York, N.Y. If you’re hurting like I am right now, thinking about the epidemic of gun violence in this country, but you have not yet contacted your elected representatives to make your voice heard, it’s time. Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images. I believe that many of us are disillusioned with our government, knowing […]

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Stanford University: Rape Victim’s Letter to Her Rapist

New York, N.Y. On January 17th, 2015, it was a quiet Saturday night at home. My dad made some dinner and I sat at the table with my younger sister who was visiting for the weekend. I was working full time and it was approaching my bed time. I planned to stay at home by myself, […]

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