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St. Louis wants to take down a Confederate monument. But there's a catch.

The city's treasurer started the "Take It Down St. Louis" campaign to raise money to move a 103-year-old Confederate monument.

Being a "respectable citizen" didn't save Richard Collins and Jordan Edwards

Collins and Edwards were nearly unimpeachable in life. They were killed anyway.

Hundreds of Muslims marched to denounce Manchester bombing

They held signs saying, "We heart Manchester."

Principal of mostly black charter school fired for neo-Nazi rings and alt-right alter ego

He said the effort to tear down Confederate monuments in New Orleans is led by a "black supremacy movement."

Bill Cosby tries to win black support before trial, despite years of berating black people

Bill Cosby has spent years castigating black people for their alleged pathologies. Now, he wants their sympathy.
May 26, 2017

Union County College student sues professor for allegedly failing her for being Muslim

Now, the student might not be able to graduate on time.

President Donald Trump issues Ramadan statement, makes it mostly about terrorism

"America will always stand with our partners against terrorism and the ideology that fuels it."

Texas teacher gives 13-year-old girl 'most likely to become a terrorist' award 

The teacher gave the award one day after the Manchester bombing.

Federal court strikes down Muslim travel ban and people on Twitter are rejoicing

"Today is a powerful reminder to Donald Trump that no president is above the law."

Milo Yiannopoulos calls Ariana Grande "pro-Islam," "anti-America" after Manchester attack

He also said the pop singer was "too stupid" to warn her fans about "the real threats to their freedom and lives."
April 26, 2017

Maxine Waters' battle against powerful white men began when Eula Love was killed by police in 1979

Maxine Waters fought on behalf of a black woman who was slain by the LAPD.

A UK mosque was set on fire just hours after the Manchester bombing

The Greater Manchester police said there is "zero tolerance around vindictive acts of this nature."

Chicago's "March on McDonald's" takes aim at "the Donald Trump of employers"

Workers and their allies around the country descended on Chicago to protest Trump and low wages.

For the next Standing Rock, pipeline fighters have a new tactic: Attack the banks

How can you actually protest against pipelines? Put your mouth where their money is.

Women's March organizers on Betty Shelby verdict: "A white woman's fear of a black man" is no excuse

Women's March organizers and Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City are calling on the DOJ to file charges against Betty Shelby.
May 23, 2017

Read the public letter jurors wrote after finding Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter

The jury concluded that race was not a factor in Shelby's decision to shoot Terence Crutcher.

Woman berates Latino man in Virginia Sprint store: "Take his fucking ass back to Mexico"

She also called him a "spic."

The Dakota Access pipeline has sprung 2 more leaks

That makes three leaks so far since Trump ordered the pipeline completed in January.

Bresha Meadows, teen charged with murder for killing her dad, accepts plea deal

Bresha Meadows says she survived years of abuse at the hands of her father.

Kiese Laymon: "Our generation has not given you a healthy model of honest reckoning"

The black, southern author asked students at the Mississippi School of the Arts to go into the world with honesty, compassion and regret — unlike their elders.