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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – There are proven ways to keep protests peaceful. Trump is doing the opposite.

Police rage at protesters

Donald Trump has called on local and state officials to crack down as harshly as possible on BLM protests throughout the nation. Experts say that Trump’s rhetoric and actions inflame tensions and escalate protests further, instead of keeping the peace.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Breonna Taylor’s Family to Receive $12M Settlement From Louisville

In the aftermath of the botched police raid in which Ms. Taylor was killed, the city also agreed to institute changes aimed at preventing future killings by officers.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Unions threaten nationwide work stoppages in support of BLM

BLM supporter takes a knee

Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls for concrete measures that address racial injustice.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black National Convention builds unity for Black liberation

protesters with BLM flag

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and the Electoral Justice Project joined forces to bring together Black organizers and activists from across the country Aug. 29th, for the 2020 Black National Convention (BNC), a multi-hour broadcast filled with energy, celebration, education, electoral justice, and a vision for Black lives.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Black Lives Matter goes big on policy agenda

protesters march

The BREATHE Act is the centerpiece of the policy agenda activists are pushing after months of demonstrations over racial injustice.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Rally at Red Arrow Park draws crowd on DNC’s final day

Protesters at DNC Rally

The largest crowd of the week gathered at Red Arrow Park for an event to protest the Democratic National Convention and support the Black Lives Matters movement. Hundreds of masked individuals met in the downtown Milwaukee park where Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Kamala Harris, Biden’s VP Pick, Makes Black And Asian Representation History

In this moment, Biden is elevating a woman who is the daughter of immigrants as his political partner as this country is grappling with historic systemic racism, police brutality and social inequities as well as representation among women with the #MeToo movement.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Peaceful Portland protests after federal withdrawal

Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, agreed with the White House that the state police would take over responsibility for guarding the courthouse after weeks of escalating protests. She said that “Trump’s troops” were behaving like an occupying army in Portland and provoking unrest with heavy-handed tactics.

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How I Became a Police Abolitionist

When people dismiss Blacks who call for police abolition as not caring about victims or safety, they tend to forget that those same Black citizens ARE those victims, those survivors of violence. This article’s author, who is Black and a human rights lawyer, gives a detailed and nuanced perspective on this dilemma.

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A Practical Guide to Defunding the Police

Police are supposed to protect and serve communities? For the Black Community and other POC, the police’s job seems to be keeping the community in line.

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