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Man Says He Was Arrested for Calling Police Racists on Facebook

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Supposedly our right to free speech is guaranteed under the Constitution, but one man says making a derogatory comment about police on social media cost him his freedom. Thomas G. Smith says that in 2012, he responded to what he believed was a bigoted Facebook post by the Arena Police Department in Wisconsin by calling the police racists. Smith says ... Read More »

Military Vets Write Shocking Letter to Missouri National Guard About Ferguson Protestors

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With the announcement by Ferguson prosecutor Robert McCulloch that the grand jury will not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, people are frustrated and aggravated. Governor Nixon has again activated the Missouri National Guard to help ease tensions between police officers and residents of Ferguson. However, what has shocked and even surprised ... Read More »

Michael Brown’s father’s church burned to the ground

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A church in Ferguson, Missouri was burned to the ground this week shortly after the city announced that charges would not be pressed against Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. The church was significant because it also happened to be the place where Michael Brown Sr. was baptized just last week. According to the New York Daily ... Read More »

Black church leaders and politicians gather in DC to discuss important issues

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For Immediate Distribution November 19, 2014 Contact: Donald Gatlin, (202) 587-2871 dgatlin@rabengroup.com BLACK CHURCH LEADERS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS TO DISCUSS WAY FORWARD ON POVERTY, POLICE BRUTALITY, LGBT ISSUES, GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION, AND MORE Several high-profile leaders will speak at The Black Church Center for Justice and Equality Inaugural Convening WASHINGTON, DC— The Black Church Center for ... Read More »

Ferguson Erupts Following No Indictment Decision

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April V. Taylor Within minutes of the announcement of the grand jury’s decision to not indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Black teenager Michael Brown, Ferguson erupted. A crowd of hundreds gathered at the Ferguson police department quickly swelled to thousands, and not long after Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden addressed the crowd, police brought out tear ... Read More »

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