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2 Ferguson Protesters Prove Why Black Women Protesters Need Support

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” – Assata Shakur

The quote became a regular prayer of sorts for all of us in St. Louis in those chaotic weeks after Michael Brown was killed. As the nights dragged on, and the weather changed (though the police tactics didn’t), a number of notable protesters began to stand out of the crowd, for various reasons—two of whom were Brittany Ferrell and Alexis Templeton. Earlier this week, Ferrell and Templeton appeared in court for a pending case regarding a direct action that occurred in 2015. They found ...

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” – Assata Shakur

The quote became ...

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Ferguson Activist Johnetta Elzie Covers Essence’s Black Girl Magic Issue

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

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Three times Indian Dalit and American POC movements were awesome together

Ed. note: This post originally included an image, by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, that we did not have permission to use. We apologize for this mistake and deeply regret the way it fits into a long history of appropriation of marginalized people’s creative labor.

Last November, a group of American and Indian student activists took to the streets in front of the American Embassy in Delhi, India to protest racial violence from Ferguson, Missouri to New York, New York. 

Ed. note: This post originally included an image, by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, that we did not have permission to use. We apologize for this mistake and deeply regret the way it fits into a long history of appropriation ...

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Removing the Mask: Ferguson Organizers Expose Veiled Profit in St. Louis

Every year, the St. Louis political and business elite gather to present their daughters to society at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball.

This past winter’s ball — held just months after the murder of Michael Brown — was no different.

Every year, the St. Louis political and business elite gather to present their daughters to society at the annual Veiled Prophet Ball.

This past winter’s ball — held just months after the murder of Michael Brown — was ...

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#SelectiveHistory: Missouri museum censors Ferguson-Ayotzinapa solidarity event

Earlier this month, the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis canceled a discussion on solidarity in social movements after its organizers refused to kick a Palestinian woman off of the panel of Black and Latino activists. 

Earlier this month, the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis canceled a discussion on solidarity in social movements after its organizers refused to kick a Palestinian woman off of the panel of Black and Latino activists. 

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