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Chicagoans rally for an end to racist violence

After reading the names and short biographies of the slain, the mournful airs gave way to determination as the emcees brought forth speakers from the crowd.

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As mayors meet in San Francisco, ending racist violence is a theme

One issue kept resurfacing: how to confront and deal with the virulent racism that remains a current in U.S. life.

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Baltimore United for Change takes root

As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.

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Five months after Tamir Rice died, sheriff says investigation continues

 Cleveland police are noted for being among the most brutal and incompetent police forces in the country.

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Antidotes to inequality — time for some $58,000 traffic tickets?

The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.

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Chicago to pay reparations to police torture victims

Victims of police torture would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story taught in school under a reparations package.

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Baltimore prosecutor brings murder, manslaughter charges against six police

The officers are charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and assault.

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Media coverage of Baltimore youth misses the mark completely

People know what they see and hear; the protests will continue and grow until justice is served and the people are listened to.

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Chicagoans stand with Baltimore against police violence

Peaceful demonstrators gathered at a police station in the Windy City last night, giving voice to millions across the country.

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Death at the hands of the police - this time in Baltimore

No city, town or hamlet can any longer feel immune from the devastating news that, once again, a Black man's life has been taken by the police

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