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The Color of Terrorism

By Rasheed Stewart Associate Editor, Volume 23 On October 1, 2017, a 64-year-old white American male opened fire on thousands of concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]  Over 58 innocent people were murdered and 546 more were injured, instantly making it … Continue reading

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Task Force on Chicago PD Reforms Highlights Race Problems

By Dan Cho Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Contributing Editor, Vol. 22 Last December, after the release of a dash cam video showing Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, shooting Laquan MacDonald, an unarmed black teenager and in the midst … Continue reading

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Fear of United States police officers causes one Black man to seek asylum in Canada

By Breanna Caldwell Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Kyle Lydell Canty is a 30-year-old Black male from the United States who has become so fearful that he will be killed by U.S. police officers because he is Black that he has … Continue reading

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Jon Burge, Torturer of Over 100 Black Men, is Out of Prison After Less Than Four Years

By: Andrew Goddeeris, Online Production Editor Vol. 20 Yesterday, Jon Burge, who in 2010 was convicted of lying about the tortures of more than 100 black men during a reign of terror on the Chicago police force from 1972-1991, was … Continue reading

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President Obama: Mistrust of Law Enforcement Greatest in Communities that Need it Most

By: Whitney Robinson, Associate Editor Vol. 20 President Obama shared a powerful and important message during his address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation this past Saturday.  According to Obama, the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in August, and the … Continue reading

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Racialized Policing in Ferguson, MO

The law operates differently for people depending on their skin color. What we are witnessing in Ferguson is an especially horrifying reminder of this insidious truth. Here’s some essential reading on this latest crisis: “What I Saw in Ferguson” – Jelani Cobb … Continue reading

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