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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Police Brutality, The Confederate Flag And Forgiveness

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer for the Atlantic and author of an article on reparations in that journal, is interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, after the publication of his book Between the World and Me.  Read a review of…

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Violence against Black Churches

Michael Eric Dyson in the New York Times (“Love and Terror in the Black Church,” Sunday, June 21, 2015) and NPR’s Rachel Martin talking to Rev. Charles Watkins in Charleston (“Churches Try To Stay Safe — And Keep Their Open-Door…

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report

Canada issued the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to continue to deal with the legacy of its Indian Residential Schools. Renee Montagne interviewed Murray Sinclair, chair of the Commission, on NPR Morning Edition on Thursday, June 4,…

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Racial Disparities in Custody and Foster Care

WNYC recently aired a story from Sarah Gonzalez about a study that revealed that black children are four times more likely than white children to enter foster care in New Jersey. Listen to the story here: http://www.wnyc.org/story/black-parents-nj-lose-custody-their-kids-more-anyone-else/.

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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

This NPR story describes a multiracial, ” ‘modern progressive motorcycle club,’ that pays homage to the Buffalo Soldiers, the nineteenth century black Ninth and Tenth cavalry.  “We are representing a legacy of a group of men that fought and died…

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