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Philadelphia marchers protest Ayotzinapa outrage

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Some six months since 43 students disappeared in southern Mexico, their parents are traveling across the United States calling for justice. Continue reading

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Every 36 Hours: A Black Person is Killed in the USA

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(Listen the album HERE: nuafrikaent.bandcamp.com/album/every-36-hours )

A hip-hop album featuring Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Outlawz, Zayd Malik, Jasiri X, Truth Universal and more has been released as a part of this campaign here.

A human rights crisis confronts Black people in the United States. Since January 1, 2012, police and a much smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes have murdered at least 120 Black women and men. These killings are definitely not accidental or random acts of violence or the work of rogue cops. As we noted in our April 6th, 2012 “Trayvon Martin is All of US!” Report (see http://mxgm.org/trayvon-martin-is-all-of-us/), the use of deadly force against Black people is standard practice in the United States, and woven into to the very fabric of the society. Continue reading

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The NYPD Caught on Tape

by The Nation’s Editors

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

On October 8, TheNation.com posted a video capturing rare audio of a stop-and-frisk being carried out by the New York Police Department. The surreptitious cellphone recording starts with an East Harlem teenager named Alvin asking plainclothes officers why he’s being stopped for the second time in a matter of blocks. They say he looks suspicious, then, when pressed, unleash a torrent of profanity, demanding to know who he thinks he’s talking to and threatening to jail him. Continue reading

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