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#FitTheDescription: The Dehumanizing Brutality of Mass Incarceration #FitTheDescription: The Dehumanizing Brutality of Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration is a crisis. It is a capitalist and racist endeavor that has purposely targeted black and Latinx communities through discriminatory policing, bigotry framed as legislation, and a deep-seated fear of blackness and "otherness." This system is, in large part, fueled by mainstream media for the sole…

Police Officers Refuse to Work La. High School After Players Kneel During National Anthem Police Officers Refuse to Work La. High School After Players Kneel During National Anthem

Some Jefferson Parish, La., police officers have refused to work a voluntary security detail at Bonnabel High School football games after the majority of the team knelt during the playing of the national anthem to protest injustices and police brutality in African-American communities.

Emmett Till's Casket Is ‘One of Our Most Sacred Objects’ at African-American History Museum  Emmett Till's Casket Is ‘One of Our Most Sacred Objects’ at African-American History Museum 

Curating for a museum is no doubt a difficult job, and one of the more difficult decisions that Lonnie Bunch III—founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture—remembers grappling with was whether to include the casket that once held the brutalized remains of Emmett Till.

Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough

The most recent events of police misconduct and the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are horrifying and deplorable. The temptation to join in the fray with others on your social media timelines who are justifiably angry is strong. These responses are often very necessary. Remaining silent in the…

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