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Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
The median net worth of White households in America is THIRTEEN TIMES that of Black households. Are we still denying systemic racism? [New York Times]
Shonda Rhimes wants Sony to admit that…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 12, 2014

Eric Garner Activists Have Released 11 Demands To Reform The NYPD

Activists have released a list of 11 demands for reform of the NYPD following the no-indictment decision on Eric Garner’s murder. [Huffington Post]
The CIA torture report, Ferguson, and the NSA have shown us that only government authorities can do wrong and get away with it scot-free. [Daily Dot]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate]
Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 10, 2014

Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic]
Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

White Americans Don’t Think Race Played A Part In The Deaths Of Mike Brown Or Eric Garner

There is a tremendous divide between Black and White perceptions of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, with the majority of White Americans convinced that race did not play a part in either case at all. [Pew Research]
The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was shot and killed in Cleveland…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot]
Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of Cleveland and the two officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting for wrongful death. [The Root]
Here are the names of the women and girls

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 5, 2014

An Unarmed Black Man Was Shot And Killed In Phoenix Because Cops Somehow Thought A Pill Bottle Was A Gun

An unarmed 34-year-old Black man in Phoenix, Rumain Brisbon, was shot and killed by police officers who confused a bottle of prescription pills for the handle of a gun. [Death and Taxes]
A Justice Department inquiry has found systemic police abuse in Cleveland, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

A New York Grand Jury Decided Not To Indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo, Who Killed Eric Garner On Camera

A New York grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who choked Eric Garner to death on camera after stopping him for selling loose cigarettes. [The Grio]
In light of that, here’s hoping that no one invites Rudy Giuliani onto a news show to comment, given his incendiary, racist rhetoric about…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 3, 2014

A Supreme Court Case Could Protect Pregnant Workers

The Supreme Court is going to hear a case that could result in greater job protections for pregnant women who need leave but don’t have maternity benefits. [NY Times]
The Chicago City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour by 2018. [Salon]
Fast Company…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi Has Been Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot]
Independent Black-owned businesses are supporting #BlackoutFriday, a campaign for Black Americans to not shop on Black Friday in order to exercise their economic power. [Afrobella]…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 26, 2014

Darren Wilson Isn’t Sorry And Would Kill Mike Brown Again

Darren Wilson isn’t sorry for killing Mike Brown and said he would do it again. [Flavorwire]
The National Bar Association believes that the Grand Jury hearing was conducted inappropriately and is calling for the Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against Darren Wilson. [Death and Taxes]
The editors of The Nation

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

Abuse Victim Marissa Alexander Has Accepted A Plea Deal

Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was originally sentenced to a ridiculous 20 years in jail. [MSNBC]
There will be a press conference today about the Ferguson Grand Jury decision o…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 24, 2014

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Is Resigning

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is negotiating his resignation. [Salon]
The police have been lying about the distance between Mike Brown’s body and Darren Wilson’s car, which affects the argument about whether Wilson was genuinely in danger and thus justified in shooting to kill. [RawStory]
Meanwhile, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has compared…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 21, 2014

UVA Freshman Says She Was Gang Raped At A Frat House — And Then Discouraged From Reporting It

The latest issue of Rolling Stone has an incredible and disturbing feature about a student at the University of Virginia who was gang raped at a frat house her freshman year and was told by the school not to report it. [Rolling Stone]
Rebecca Traister has written a fantastic piece for The New…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 20, 2014

Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

Don Lemon gave a 14-second “if you were offended” apology for giving one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims terrible and unsolicited rape prevention advice. pMediaite]
Bill Cosby is far from the only scumbag in Hollywood. [The Daily Beast]
The ongoing online war between Anonymous and the KKK is just fantastic to read…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 19, 2014

Female Police Officers In Indonesia Have To Submit To A Vaginal Probe To Prove Their Virginity

Female police officers in Indonesia must submit to a “virginity test” that involves probing their vaginas. [Sydney Morning Herald]
A racist “#PantsUpDontLoot” billboard, parodying the “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan, could go up in Ferguson. [The Root]
An Uber executive suggested that the company could spread the details of a female journalist’…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 18, 2014

Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. [Raw Story]
Anonymous is doxxing Ku Klux Klan members who have been threatening violence in Ferguson, Missouri. [Daily Dot]
Leslie Feinberg, legendary…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s First And Only Female Mayor, Has Died

Chicago’s first and only female mayor, Jane Byrne, has passed away. [Sun-Times]
#YouKnowHerName is trending over the media gag order on saying rape and suicide victim Rehtaeh Parson’s name in Canada. [Jezebel]
President Obama’s immigration plan would extend protection to 5 million unauthorized immigrants. [New York Times]
The KKK is threatening…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014

President Obama Is Concerned About Violence In Ferguson After The Grand Jury Makes Its Decision

President Obama is concerned about violence in Ferguson in the coming days and has provided support for local law enforcement. Weren’t they the ones shooting? [Politico]
Women matter more than fetuses do. Or we should, anyway. [New Republic]
Angela Blackwell talks about why we still can’t have a good conversation about race.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 13, 2014

Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in his lyrical video for Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” because the First Amendment will die if he can’t be offensive. [Business Insider]
Read the story of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014
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