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DOJ: No Charges for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Case

Although Attorney General Eric Holder sounded a conciliatory note in making the announcement, it was his disheartening task on Tuesday to go public with the news that the Justice Department was closing the book on the highly charged Trayvon Martin case.

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‘Cycle’: A Poem to Remind Us of Lives Lost Before the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Before Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, before Eric Garner was choked to death in New York and before the #BlackLivesMatter movement had even begun, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell and countless other unarmed black men had been slain by police.

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I Scream You Scream

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#ReclaimMLK: Bringing the Long View Into Contemporary Racial Politics

Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy isn’t like a stone statue with fixed significance and predictable contours—it takes on different meanings depending on the American cultural climate at a given moment.

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Selma

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Rose-Colored Glasses

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Macklemore on Rap, Cultural Appropriation and White Privilege

In an interview Monday with New York City hip hop radio station Hot 97 that begins with a discussion of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, rap artist Macklemore discusses changes in rap music and culture and the privileges he enjoys as a white musician.

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Policing

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Respect

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Backwards on Race

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Incitement to Violence

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NYPD and Protesters

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NYPD

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‘A Call For Justice Shouldn’t Offend or Disrespect Anybody; It Shouldn’t Warrant an Apology’

Some people are a bit peeved at the fact that protests against injustices such as the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice are causing traffic or getting in the way of their holiday shopping. Or worse yet, seeping into professional sports.

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Stop and Frisk

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Thousands Fill Streets to Protest Police Racism and Brutality (Video)

Thousands of Americans took to the streets Saturday in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston and elsewhere to protest grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of young black men.

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How an Undercover Cop at a Protest Proved Why We Need to Protest Police Violence

An undercover agent encouraged protesters at a demonstration in Oakland, Calif., against recent police killings to commit crimes, then pulled his gun out on them; a group of net neutrality activists interrupted an FCC meeting to demand commissioners “Reclassify Now!”; meanwhile, a Bible-themed amusement park in Kentucky lost its tax exemptions due to religious discrimination. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Black Bodies, Broken Worlds and a Post-Tax Society

Somewhere in America tonight, another poor person who the police deem a threat will be killed. Tomorrow another, and then another. These deaths are not an outrage against this system. They are normal for this system.

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Ferguson Protesters Named Runners-Up for Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Issue

While Time magazine chose Ebola fighters as the 2014 “Person of the Year,” the runners-up include the Ferguson protesters whose “refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement.”

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Chokehold

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Justice Department-Sponsored Autopsy Calls Michael Brown’s Death a ‘Homicide’ (Video)

On Tuesday, four months after Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., news broke that the Justice Department had released the results of its own autopsy.

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Police Get Out of Jail Free

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A Society of Captives

The murder of unarmed citizens by police is not only about racism. It is an example of the omnipotence of the corporate state and the evisceration of the rule of law.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Mychal Denzel Smith

When a grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner, The Nation Institute fellow drove past the reservations, equivocations and micro-concerns that typify polite journalism and seized the message of the day.

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Police Training

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Race Conversation

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Body Cams Needed

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Here Are Some of the Ways U.S. Treatment of African-Americans Resembles Apartheid South Africa

The social statistics produced by the Afrikaner Apartheid regime in South Africa are not so different from those produced by ordinary everyday legal and social practices in today’s United States.

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‘Criminals in the Uniform’ and the ‘Disposability of Black Life’

After a second night of massive protests in New York City against a grand jury’s failure to indict NYPD officers in the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner, “Democracy Now!” hosts an explosive roundtable discussion on police racism against black Americans.

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Glasses

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American Democracy

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To Serve and Protect

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Body Cams

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Seeing Ferguson Clearly: 12 Double Standards That Expose White Supremacy

The doublethink of domination and victimhood is central to the pathology of white supremacy in the U.S. It is used to dupe and confuse us into believing that there is nuance in brutality and justice in murder.

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Don’t Shoot

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Who Killed Michael Brown?

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Report: Grand Jury Won’t Indict N.Y. Cop in Eric Garner Case

Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a policeman was preceded last summer by Eric Garner’s tragically similar case in Staten Island, N.Y.

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Conversation on Race

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Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore and Stephen Colbert Weigh In on the St. Louis Rams’ Ferguson Protest

“These [Ferguson] protests have spread to what Americans hold most sacred: football,” the “Colbert Report” host said Monday.

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Body Cams Are Not Enough; We Need to Stop Militarizing Police Forces

In response to recent events in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama has decided that rather than stop arming cops with billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment, we just need to train them to use the supplies better.

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Jon Stewart: If You Think Ferguson Protests Are About Systemic Injustice, You Can’t Be More Wrong

The unrest inspired by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and a grand jury’s decision not to indict former Officer Darren Wilson in his death have nothing to do with race. Or so Fox News would have you believe.

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Why That Moving Photo of a Cop Hugging a Boy at a Ferguson Protest Is Bullshit

A photo of a white cop hugging a black boy holding up a “Free Hugs” sign in Portland, Ore., has gone viral. But its popularity may say more about what we don’t want to see than what we do.

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We Don’t Know How Many Civilians Police Shoot and Kill Each Year

How many killings are there each year? No one can say for sure, because police departments don’t want us to know.

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Designated Caucasian

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Ferguson Shooting Practice

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Can You Guess What Stone Is Becoming More Valuable Than Diamonds?

Diamonds may soon lose their place as the most coveted stone; technology is revolutionizing the sex-for-hire business; meanwhile, CNN’s Nancy Grace disparages Officer Darren Wilson’s testimony on the killing of Michael Brown. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Ferguson Mayor Announces Changes in Police Monitoring, Recruiting Practices

The events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., in August have impacted the local community, not to mention the nation, in incalculable ways.

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McCulloch

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Justice

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Black Friday Riots

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