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#AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh

Police brutality has taken much-needed steps into the public spotlight over the last couple of years. Despite that fact, the outrageous trend of Police Officers brutalizing citizens not only continues, but the apparent marathon of video recorded incidents of police use of excessive force seems to be growing more grotesque…

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#BlackMuslimRamadan Photos and Stories

Donna Auston, a doctoral candidate in Anthropology, started the hashtag #BlackMuslimRamadan on July 8th. Auston told BuzzFeed she started the hashtag in order to increase visibility and exert a greater level of control over the American Muslim narrative, where black Muslims are rarely included. Auston also said she launched the…

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A Black Muslim on #MuslimLivesMatter

Last Tuesday, three Arab-American Muslim students, two of them newlyweds, were murdered execution style in their own Chapel Hill, NC apartment. The murders, and subsequent lack of media coverage, sparked widespread outrage among the Muslim community, which expressed its sentiments heavily through social media. What followed was an emotional response,…

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Your Garner Grand Jury Decision and #GlobalShutdown primer

The #GlobalShutdown continues today, from NYC to Berkeley and Tokyo to Melbourne, people are protesting the grand jury decision to not indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for his responsibility in the death of Eric Garner. Protesters have successfully rallied and blocked major roadways, tunnels, and city centers since Wednesday night….

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