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8 Positive Actions You Can Take In The Wake Of The Trayvon Martin Verdict

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Amelia's response to the Trayvon Martin verdict. Read More »
Not Guilty
George Zimmerman found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin. Read More »
Trayvon Martin
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Will there be justice in the death of this innocent teen? Read More »
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If your Facebook friends and Twitter buddies are anything like ours, then your feed’s been filled with lots of heartfelt posts and righteous anger around the Trayvon Martin verdict. This case and its verdict have had a powerful impact on people, and if there’s anything positive that has come out of the death of a young black boy, it’s that a dialogue has opened up around what justice, race and power mean in this country.

Talk is good. And necessary. But we should push ourselves to move beyond just talking — there are things we can do to create positive change in our communities and our world. And here are a few of ‘em. Keep reading »

Teen Testifies That He Recorded Some Of The Steubenville Rape

A teenager testified in the Steubenville rape trial today that he’d personally witnessed defendant Trent Mays put his fingers inside the victim’s vagina as they drove from one party to another, and even recorded it on his cellphone—though he says he deleted the video the next morning, realizing he’d done “something stupid and wrong.” The 17-year-old testified only after the judge gave him immunity from prosecution, the AP reports. Witness accounts are crucial to the trial, because the victim doesn’t appear to remember what happened.  Read more…

Pussy Riot: Everything You Need To Know About The Case That’s Rocking Russia

Pussy Riot Pleads
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The feminist punk band has pleaded "not guilty." Read More »
Madonna Defends
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Madonna spoke out in defense of Pussy Riot at recent concert. Read More »
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Back in February, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich — three members of the controversial Russian feminist band Pussy Riot — walked into Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior and engaged in a raucous performance at the church’s altar. Shedding their winter clothes, the girls, clad in colorful dresses and balaclavas, danced and jumped around. The women then turned the 30-second clip into a music video for their song “Punk Prayer: Holy Mother, Chase Putin Away,” a raucous, punk-tinged rant against Russian president Vladmir Putin. Within days, the video had gone viral — and the women of Pussy Riot had been arrested.

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