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Parkland students on the road to end gun violence induce diversity central

As a bus tour for gun-violence prevention wraps up, black and brown Americans are working to ensure their voices are heard It was some time after 8p m when Angela Smith’s teenage daughter contacted her with an urgent request. Bria, 17, wanted to leave home the next morning to join a weeks-long national bus tour for gun violence prevention. The bus, fitted with student survivors of the school shooting six months ago in Parkland, Florida, was leaving Milwaukee very early the next morning. Could she go? ” We don’t know…

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Evictions and ‘criminalized spaces’: the legacy of Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire

As sentencing approaches following a warehouse fire that killed 36, artists on the fringes struggle to find spaces to live and work Artists and musicians in Oakland faced a horrific undertaking when they awoke on 3 December 2016: figuring out if their friends were dead or alive. The fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse party that killed 36 people led to an agonizing weekend of futile searches, crowdsourced spreadsheets of missing people, and a rapidly rising body count. It felt like rock bottom for some- until the eviction menaces began…

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Why are so many of San Francisco’s black mothers and newborns succumbing?

In one of the wealthiest US cities, the racial gap in birth outcomes is stark: Why isnt this sounding a bigger alarm? Jasmine Ball was scarcely five months pregnant with twins when the labor pains jolted through her lower body. Rushed to the hospital, medical doctors told her that her cervix had distended totally. There was nothing they could do to stop the babies from coming. ” I didn’t know what was going on ,” said Ball, a San Francisco aborigine.” I was in shock .” Weighing 1lb each, Da’Mya…

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Oppression in America: ‘To root this out we need a motion against racist policies’

To root out racism, academics and activists say, talk of healing is not enough: the bias at the heart of American politics, policing and society must be addressed It seems as though every single day, the listing grows. Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Running out while black. about Ever since a Starbucks in the Philadelphia area came under national scrutiny for calling the police on two black men waiting for a business associate in one of…

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Bands mix music and politics at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival

Headliner Janet Jacksons situate began with a message on social issues while Florence and the Machine called for unity Amid the tens of thousands of people who attended the 11 th annual Outside Lands music celebration in San Francisco’s Golden Gate park this weekend, one face stood out, two-dimensionally speaking: Barack Obama’s. The oversized cutout of the former president’s smiling face, taped to a long stick, bobbed above the crowd as fans cheered on the Scottish band Chvrches during their performance on Saturday. One of the four women from San…

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Persecution in America: ‘To root this out we need a movement against racist policies’

To root out racism, academics and activists tell, talk of healing is sufficient to: the bias at the core of American politics, policing and communities must be addressed It seems as though every day, the list grows. Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Running out while black. about Ever since a Starbucks in the Philadelphia area arrived under national scrutiny for calling the police on two black men waiting for a business associate in one of the…

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Why are so many of San Francisco’s black mothers and newborns dying?

In one of the wealthiest US cities, the racial disparity in birth outcomes is stark: Why isnt this sounding a bigger alarm? Jasmine Ball was barely five months pregnant with twins when the labor pains jolted through her lower body. Rushed to the hospital, the doctors told her that her cervix had dilated completely. There was nothing they could do to stop the newborns from coming. ” I didn’t know what was going on ,” told Ball, a San Francisco native.” I was in shock .” Weighing 1lb each, Da’Mya…

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Persecution in America: ‘To root this out we need a movement against racist policies’

To root out racism, academics and activists tell, talk of healing is not enough: the bias at the heart of American politics, policing and society must be addressed It seems as though every single day, the list grows. Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Running out while black. about Ever since a Starbucks in the Philadelphia area arrived under national scrutiny for calling the police on two black humen waiting for a business associate in one of…

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Why are so many of San Francisco’s black the women and newborns succumbing?

In one of the wealthiest US cities, the racial inequality in birth outcomes is stark: Why isnt this sounding a bigger alarm? Jasmine Ball was barely five months pregnant with twins when the labor aches jolted through her lower body. Rushed to the hospital, the doctors told her that her cervix had dilated entirely. There was nothing they could do to stop the newborns from coming. ” I didn’t know what was going on ,” said Ball, a San Francisco aborigine.” I was in shock .” Weighing 1lb each, Da’Mya…

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How black women’s bodies are violated as soon as they enter school

Young women of coloring experience every form and context of police violence beginning with their day at school Pulled over at a traffic stop and beaten by the side of the road. Placed in a banned chokehold by a New York City police officer. Violently taken into police detention, never to come out alive. Shot first, questions asked later. The tales and images that instantly leap to mind in connection with these scenes are those of black men Rodney King, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile. But these are also…

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