Tag Archive | NAACP

Who is this woman?

Source: Google / Getty I’ll admit that at first I was fascinated, appalled, curious, infuriated, and challenged when Rachel Dolezal’s story emerged in 2015. Her claims of being ‘transracial’ along with her adamant claim of Blackness added an avalanche of questions to preexisting dialogues on race, culture, and transgender discussions. And it seemed like because…

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The NAACP Releases A Full Timeline Of Every Reported Unarmed Black Person That Was Killed

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While 2014 has been a particularly explosive year for the Black community and judicial system, the reality is, cops have been getting away with murder far too long. Earlier this month, the NAACP?s Legal Defense Fund Twitter page posted a series of tweets that contained only a date, name, and location of an unarmed Black person who was killed by a person with authority and the list includes men, women, and children.

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The list begins in 1999 with the Bronx murder of Guinean native Amadou Diallo. You?ll see some familiar names like Oscar Grant and Sean Bell; the list totals at 76 casualties. As many have suggested, since the non-indictment of Darren Wilson, we could be in the era of a new civil rights movement, and these tweets researched by the…

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