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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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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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Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, incident report presents

Newly released record of attack discloses Montana congressman falsely said Ben Jacobs had initiated physical contact US congressman Greg Gianforte misled police after his assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in May, falsely stating that Jacobs had initiated physical contact and that the” liberal media … is trying to make a story “, according to the police incident report. The records, made public on Friday, offer new details on the violent altercation that occurred on the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s sole seat in the US House…

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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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Greg Gianforte misled police after assault of Guardian journalist, incident report indicates

Newly released record of attack reveals Montana congressman falsely said Ben Jacobs had initiated physical contact US congressman Greg Gianforte misinformed police after his assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in May, falsely stating that Jacobs had initiated physical contact and that the” liberal media … is trying to make a narrative “, according to the police incident report. The records, made public on Friday, offer new details on the violent altercation that occurred on the eve of a special elected to fill Montana’s sole seat in the US House…

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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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Life on the American river: Mark Twain romance, or false hope for the homeless?

Hundreds without housing in California have attained their home on the shady banks of the American river. But the bucolic scene belies a darker reality Richard Dean heaved his bike and trailer across the bridge, away from the city, and followed a clay way through scrubbing until reaching a patch of shaded riverbank. It was approaching 100 F( 37 C) but Dean, sweating and panting, was upbeat. This is a good workout. And we have the best air-conditioning in the world. Its called the American river. The wiry 50 -year-old…

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Scooters littering US city streets shout at people: ‘Unlock me or I’ll call the police’

Built-in alarm sparks indignation from US city officials amid concerns over racism and policing: This is a threat to people The tales of Americans calling police on people of color who are just going about their daily lives have gone viral multiple times, and prompted their own nationals debate about everyday racism. So one has to wonder what a Silicon Valley startup was guessing when it programmed its electric scooters to yell at people:” Unlock me to ride me, or I’ll call the police .” A female voice from within…

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