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Photos from last night’s massive Ferguson protest in NYC that shut down three bridges.

No justice. No peace. What now? #FergusonNext 

“Property damage and looting have been the most effective tools of social progress for white people in America.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates

What Ferguson says about the fear of social media.

“The transcript of the Grand Jury investigation of Officer Darren Wilson’s killing of Michael Brown reads like a flip book jumping between the demonological past and the criminological present.” – Maryam Monalisa Gharavi 

A prominent legal expert eviscerates the Darren Wilson prosecution.

“[B]lack kids should be allowed to be kids, with the many messes and mistakes that entails.” – Dani McClain

“The police must remain legitimate so that no one ever asks us, baldly and directly, how many people are we are okay killing today so that we can have our stuff.” – Tressie McMillan Cottom

“[Y]ou have a Darren Wilson narrative that reads like a textbook case of racial projection.” – Jamelle Bouie

The horrifying video was released of a Cleveland cop fatally shooting a 12-year-old with a toy gun, Tamir Rice, after waiting a mere 1 1/2 to 2 seconds.

Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and officially charged with four counts of sexual assault.

“Increasingly, Thanksgiving is a holiday that only some can afford to celebrate.”

As they have for the last few yearsWalmart workers are striking on Black Friday. And more than a dozen will skip their turkey dinners tomorrow and start a 24-hour fast to protest wages so low they don’t have enough money for food.

Ferguson activists are calling for a “No Justice, No Profit” boycott this weekend, urging folks to spend at local black-owned businesses instead of retail giants. While Blackout for Human Rights is calling for a #BlackOutBlackFriday boycott.

Header image credit: Getty Images via Gothamist

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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