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Police force diversity in national spotlight following teen’s death

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The shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has spurred over a week of protests and thrown the question of police diversity into the spotlight. Continue reading

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Why we still need Freedom Schools, 50 years later

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Half a century ago, students and local organizers banded together to fight to end segregation and discrimination against African-Americans in the United States. Continue reading

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Anger and unrest in Missouri after police kill unarmed teenager

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Witnesses say that Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old from a suburb of St. Louis, did not resist officers and put his hands over his head even as he was shot repeatedly. Continue reading

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Graffiti artists take to the streets of Brazil to combat violence against women

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Brazilian street artists used the spotlight of the World Cup to highlight a problem close to home – domestic abuse. Use this PBS…read more

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Facebook mood experiment angers users

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Many Facebook users are outraged after it was recently revealed that the popular social networking site manipulated the information fed to hundreds of…read more

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