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Brianna Grier: An autopsy finds cause of death consistent with severe blunt force trauma – CNN

(CNN)Weeks after a Georgia woman fell from a police car while in police custody and later died, an autopsy commissioned by her family says her cause of death is consistent with severe blunt force trauma.Speaking on Monday with attorney Benjamin Crump, Dr. Allecia Wilson, the director of autopsy and forensic…

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Why Ghana’s LGBTIQ community needs your help | openDemocracy

With impunity, the police have taken to arresting LGBTIQ persons, or people who are perceived to be LGBTIQ. Last year, 21 people were arrested for attending a paralegal LGBTIQ rights training workshop in Ho, in the Volta region. Another 22 people were arrested in eastern Ghana, because they were said…

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Ahead of rally, Patriot Prayer leaders goad supporters and antagonize Portland | Southern Poverty Law Center

A reminder from 2018 of who these people who stormed the capital are. Some of them are still active and politicians maneuvering to turn your state into a fascist hell right now. The far-right groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys will converge on Portland in a matter of days,…

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Why Bigots are Protected and Defenders are Punished in Social Media

For those who don’t understand why people who harass and threaten Black women are promoted on Twitter (and other social media) while people are banned for defending themselves and others against bigotry, gather ’round. #SocialMedia #Racism #Misogyny #Bigotry #Homophobia #SMM

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When Tribal Nations Expel Their Black Members | The New Yorker

In 1979, an Oklahoma woman named Johnnie Mae Austin stopped getting mail from the Muscogee Nation. There were no more announcements of meetings, notices of elections, or news of monetary settlements. The problem wasn’t postal. Austin’s Muscogee citizenship had been erased by a new Muscogee constitution in which citizenship was…

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​​​​​​​You Don’t Need a Key if You Can Change the Locks | It’s Going Down

On Friday morning, August 5th, we threw a party for our neighbors and community outside of a yellow slat-board 4-bedroom on a quiet residential block. An anticipatory buzz was in the air as about 35 people: radicals from homeless encampments, anarchist affinity groups, Maoist pre-party formations, organizations like Chicago Union…

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Cybersmile and Urban Decay Launch “Words Hurt IRL” Campaign featuring Ava Michelle in Honor of Stop Cyberbullying Day

Cybersmile and Urban Decay have announced their latest initiative, “WORDS HURT IRL” launched in support of Stop Cyberbullying Day as part of our long-term partnership to address online bullying and abuse. The anti-cyberbullying campaign features a powerful, call-to-action video starring “Tall Girl” actress, Ava Michelle. Source: Cybersmile and Urban Decay…

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