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Black Yale grad student records police interrogation for napping in a common dormitory room

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A Black graduate student fell asleep in the common area of her dormitory. She awoke to a racially charged encounter, but invoked a promise she made to herself after seeing what happened to motorist Sandra Bland years before in a Texas traffic stop.

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Damn: Like Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar is literary counterculture | Think Piece

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Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar’s works are more than music, they are literary masterpieces

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Beychella and the state of HBCUs | Think Piece

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How the recent performance of Beyoncé Knowles made a powerful intersection of black power, black celebrity and HBCUs.

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Activist Erica Garner burial services

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Harlem, Ny. — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of activist Erica Garner on Monday, January 8. Garner, a 27-year-old-mother-of-two and social activist suffered an asthma attack that triggered a massive heart attack.

Garner threw herself into activism after her father, Eric Garner, died at the hands of New York police officers.

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Ferguson’s police and court overhaul slow

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In an update with the Justice Department, the City of Ferguson said that it is reviewing nearly 8,000 municipal cases before 2014 to determine which should be dismissed.

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Dallas chief of police starts tenure with major reorganization

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Months after being appointed the first female Chief of Police in Dallas, Renee Hall implemented a complete departmental reorganization.

Shifting responsibilities and adding what she says is a more flexible structure, Chief Hall says her plans put service first and the will improve the quality of police response to citizens.

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Mother fights to hold police officers accountable

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Almost six years have passed in the police shooting death of Ramarley Graham, but his mother, Constance Malcom, still fights for justice.

Last week, Malcom announced she filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the New York Police Department.

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