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It’s no secret that the Trump administration is familiar with receiving resignation letters in their inbox. Merck Pharmaceutical CEO Kenneth Frazier recently stepped down from the Trump manufacturing advisory council, following the president’s lack of public damnation against the domestic and racial terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. In a statement on Twitter,…

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Stories of blood and dead Black folks slain by police fill the news, signaling the start of the 2017 summer riot season. This year, riots will be sponsored in part by the Trump administration and underwritten in thought and action by adherents of systemic racism in America. So far the programming of essential activities has…

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This past August the city of Milwaukee was in the national spotlight after a police shooting of a Black male. Sylville Smith was shot on the evening of Aug. 13 after police stopped a car with two Black males inside. After the shooting, dozens of residents took to the streets of Milwaukee to march in…

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New information has surfaced about Sylville K. Smith, the man killed by Milwaukee police that has caused unrest in the city. According to his grandfather, William Brookins, Smith carried a gun because he had been shot before and feared for his life. In a letter that was written to a judge last year during a hearing…

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The police killing of another Black man has sparked protests and riots in Milwaukee. The incident began on the evening of Aug. 13 after police stopped a car with two Black males inside. According to reports by Associated Press, police believed that one of the men was exhibiting “suspicious activity.” The police allegedly believed the…

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America has not learned the lessons that spawned the period of racial and civil unrest of the long hot summer of 1967. Across the country, at least 159 racially tinged riots rocked major cities that included Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee and Detroit. The country was still reeling from Los Angeles’ Watts riots of 1965 and…

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A Baltimore, Maryland judge today heard motions calling for dismissal of charges against the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray in April of this year.  During Gray’s violent arrest, his spinal cord was severely injured causing his death a week later.  His death resulted in rioting, which led to the injury of 100…

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Earlier this month, Oath Keepers, a right-wing, anti-government militia group, announced it was going to arm Black protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, with assault rifles. The move was to challenge Missouri’s open carry law and to show that the organization was not racist. But the announcement of the march caused dissension among Oath Keeper national leadership…

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The anti-government, pro-gun rights group Oath Keepers is getting ready for a special demonstration on the streets of Ferguson. Despite police and city officials declaring their presence on the chaotic streets of Ferguson as “unnecessary and inflammatory” the group is not backing down. The Missouri chapter leader Sam Andrews has stated that it will arm…

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According to law enforcement officials, the looting that took place in the wake of the police killing of Freddie Gray led to Baltimore being flooded with prescription drugs such as Percocet and Oxycontin. Reportedly, 27 drugstores and two methadone clinics were looted. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has stated that police are working with the Drug Enforcement Administration…

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