protests

#KeithLamontScott: State of Emergency Declared After Man Shot in Charlotte, N.C. Protests

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One person was shot Wednesday night and four officers were injured as protests continued in North Carolina after the police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Early Wednesday night, Charlotte police tweeted that the protestor had died, but then corrected themselves and said he was on life support....

#BlackOnCampus: Portraits of Black Harvard Law School Professors Defaced After Protests 

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Since the uprising at the University of Missouri led to the resignation of the president, protests have been sweeping across college campuses in the U.S. as students of color flood administration buildings and university quads to make their concerns known. Wednesday, students at dozens of colleges...

Berkeley, CA High School Students Protest Racist Messages Left on Campus

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Students at Berkeley High in Berkeley, Calif. walked out of class on Thursday to protest racist messages found around their campus. According to ContraCosta Times, 1500 students protested after messages were found on the library computers. A 15-year-old  did confess to posting the slurs and...

Mother Says 10-Year-Old Son Maced by Minneapolis Police

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Minneapolis authorities are now investigating an incident where a 10-year-old boy was pepper sprayed by police during a protest. On the heels of Oklahoma officers not being charged in the death of Tony Robinson, 100 people turned out to protest on Wednesday and according to...

2 Cops Shot During Ferguson Protest

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Overnight, two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo. during a peaceful protest. Demonstrators were gathered in front of the Ferguson Police Department in the wake of the city’s police chief’s resignation. According to reports, a 32-year-old officer was shot in the face and a 41-year-old...

Black Women at the Front-Lines of Ferguson Protests

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It’s rarely shouted from the rooftops, but the truth is that Black women have always played pivotal roles in this nation’s Civil Rights Movements. Ida B. Wells. Mary McCleod Bethune. Ella Baker. Dorothy Height. Rosa Parks. Fannie Lou Hamer. Shirley Chisholm. These are just a...