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Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."

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Ferguson protesters retrace steps of history and forge new ones

They've built a new social and economic justice movement on the foundation left by those who struggled before them.

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Marches against police killings sweep the nation

Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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"I can't breathe" march on Washington to protest police killings

The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

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Ferguson causes a nation to re-examine police violence and brutality

These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.

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Brown autopsy results leaked, spun to favor police

The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.

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St. Louis adds its voice to national protest against police brutality

With their chants bellowing across the streets, passersby were reminded that in 75 days the family of Michael Brown has not received any answers from law enforcement officials.

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Mother arrested while standing and waiting for family

Absurd and humiliating acts of police overreach have become familiar; there are incidents of false arrests, harassment, and use of force against innocent victims by the police daily.

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Fast food workers to travel to Ferguson for weekend protests

 Members of the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago will travel with other community groups to Ferguson, Mo., on Friday, October 11.

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On the other side of Ferguson, a different kind of protest

Pulling together, volunteering and pitching in when city leaders seemed unable or unwilling to - just added to the unity building during a time of profound crisis.

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