Aja Monet’s #SayHerName Poem Asks All to Remember

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2016-11-29T17:39:13+00:00

Piercing through the silence a strong and ardent voice emerges. The Poet, Aja Monet is heard to say, “Melissa Williams, Darnisha Harris, Michelle Cassell.” These are the names of many of the girls and women who were injured or killed by police. Sadly, too few have heard [...]

Baltimore Resident Visually Documents Amidst the Blaze and Pain Peace was Always Present

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2016-11-29T17:39:13+00:00

Baltimore Mourns Fighting for the Future ::::: #ripfreddiegray #blacklivesmatter #Baltimore ::: #DVNLLN A photo posted by KnownNobody ◼️◾️▪️ (@bydvnlln) on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:53pm PDT Would you lay down for the Cause :::: don't talk my head off I'm just just playing my [...]

Mapping Police Violence

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2016-11-29T17:39:14+00:00

Explore the Data On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown Jr. was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson, sparking nationwide protests against police killings of Black people. This map, a project of WeTheProtesters.org, bears witness to the Black men and women who have been killed at [...]

Love Our Children — Do Not Elect The Hate Crime Perpetrators

2016-11-29T17:39:17+00:00

In this photo from the fall of 2013, children crowd onto a school bus from the shuttered Overton Elementary to Mollison. Many parents didn't send their childen to the designated new school. [Photo by Marc Monaghan] Grandmom Irene Robinson pleas, before you cast your ballot [...]

Tell Congress: Student Needs, Not Testing, Should Be The Priority!

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2016-11-29T17:39:17+00:00

In 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson, a former teacher, first signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), better known today as No Child Left Behind, he envisioned the law as a part of the national War of Poverty, confident [...]

Chicago School Closings; Film Screening, Research Presentation, and Panel Discussion

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2016-11-29T17:39:18+00:00

Chicago's School Closings — Film Screening, Research Presentation, and Discussion The second installment in The School Project film series, Chicago's Public Schools: Closed will explore the major event in 2013 that sparked the filmmaker team to begin this project: the [...]