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No-Knock Warrants: How Common They Are and Why Police Are Using Them

Author Radley Balko, an investigative journalist and the author of the book Rise of the Warrior Cop, is asked about police using the so-called no-knock warrants. In the middle of the night on March 13, Breonna Taylor was lying in her bed when she was shot at least eight times by police. Trace events backwards

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A Healthy Africa- What Story Does That Tell?

2020 has been a year of growth and clarity for African people across the globe. Are we recognizing the power that we have collectively? Do we understand that it is our time to lead? Let us take a moment to reflect on some very important facts. The African Institute for Development Policy (AIDP) released a

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What does being Tired mean? – The struggle for racial justice in America

57 years have passed since the historical civil rights gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. In that moment, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. echoed across crowds of passionate organizers from across America. The dream was equality and justice for all Americans, today we march on for the same cause. “Systemized oppression

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Affirmative ACTION is it in or OUT? Why it should be in.

Saying yes to prop 16 gives you the opportunity to actually allow people’s character to shine before our country’s history shuts the door. Denying them opportunities for the way they look, where they live, or any other systematic stereotype. Affirmative ACTION, invites people and institutions to get to know people through their character, if we

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Passing the Torch – Generation X Welcomes in Generation Z

We can no longer make the mistake of letting our efforts loseefficiency because our leaders are no longer able to doefficient work. We, Black people, must start thinking morecritically about the strategies and tactics that will carry us intoa more elevated and conscious space. If we are not preparingthose after us to become powerful, well-equipped

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