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60 Years Later, Echoes of Emmett Till’s Killing

Posted August 31st, 2015 at 9:20 am (UTC-4)
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“Before Trayvon Martin, before Michael Brown, before Tamir Rice, there was Emmett Till. This was the first ‘Black Lives Matter’ story.

Ferguson: One Year After the Shooting of Michael Brown

Posted August 10th, 2015 at 1:05 pm (UTC-4)
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The first anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police offer was marked by another shooting – in Ferguson. Police say during a protest last night, a black male opened fire on police, who then returned fire, leaving the shooter in critical condition. Since Ferguson, there have been numerous other deaths of African-Americans while in police custody, which begs the question: a year later, what has changed?

How Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter Taught Us Not to Look Away

Posted August 10th, 2015 at 8:53 am (UTC-4)
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One year ago, on August 9 2014, then-police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri…. From that minute has grown a movement, reinforced on a seemingly daily basis by new violence.