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#SayHerName Shows Black Women Face Police Violence Too

Dani McClain The Nation
A new report “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women” by the African American Policy Forum (co-authored by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw and Andrea J. Ritchie) offers the stories of girls and women—both cis- and transgender—whose names are not as well known in the mainstream and argues that fewer numbers is no excuse for erasure.

Thirty Years After MOVE Bombing: What Has Law Enforcement Learned?

Linn Washington Jr. The Root
Today many Philadelphia residents, particularly those under 30 years old, are unaware of that history-staining 1985 police attack on members of MOVE, an anti-establishment group founded in 1972. Authorities deemed MOVE a radical organization. The 11 people incinerated were MOVE members, including the organization’s founder, John Africa.

The Acquittal of a Murderer - Protests, Responses from Artists, from Portside Readers

Portside
"Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother's son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens," Ella Baker(1964). Responses to trial of George Zimmerman; NAACP petition has over one million signers; "Justice for Trayvon" vigils in 100 cities; Stevie Wonder won't play in Stand Your Ground states; Bruce Springsteen dedicates song to Trayvon; Portside readers responses
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