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Black Lives Matter activists release video of closed-door meeting with Hillary Clinton

August 18, 2015
Juana Summers | Mashable
Activists from the group Black Lives Matter Boston released a video on Monday evening of their private meeting with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
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‘Black Lives Matter’ activists, Jeb Bush meet face-to-face

August 13, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Aides say that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush met with advocates for the "Black Lives Matter" movement on Wednesday night before a campaign rally in Nevada -- but that didn't entirely deter members of the group.aqq
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50 years on, does the Voting Rights Act offer adequate protection?

August 7, 2015
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act outlawed discriminatory practices used to stop Americans from casting a ballot. President Obama marked the occasion with civil rights leaders, cautioning that those rights are still at risk. Gwen Ifill talks to Imani Clark, a student at Prairie View A&M University, voting rights scholar Kareem Crayton and Zoltan Hajnal of University of California, San Diego.
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Should Sandra Bland have been arrested?

July 22, 2015
New video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop shows the aggressive arrest before she died in police custody in Texas. Gwen Ifill learns more about the investigation into Bland’s death and the officer’s conduct from Alana Rocha of The Texas Tribune.
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How do you cool down urban violence when summer heats up?

July 7, 2015
Along with high-profile cases like the shooting at Emmanuel AME in Charleston and some of the killings of unarmed individuals by police, cities across the U.S. are experiencing a significant surge in gun violence. Gwen Ifill discusses this trend with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence.
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Obama Eulogizes Charleston Pastor, Lessons from The Race Card Project and Upcoming Decisions at the Supreme Court

June 26, 2015
President Obama Eulogizes Charleston Shooting Victim, The Race Card Project and what’s next at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare & Affirms Right to Marry for Gay Couples and Charleston Shooting Reignites Conversation About Race in America

June 26, 2015
Affordable Care Act survives Supreme Court challenge and marriage equality spreads to all 50 states
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