Is Baltimore tipping off this generation’s Civil Rights Movement?

Each account of an unarmed man dying by the hands of police fuels anger and frustration, and in Baltimore, young people took to the streets to protest. Figures from Black history are awakened as resistance rises up against civil rights violations. Changing law enforcement’s treatment of people of color seems to be the target of this generation’s civil rights movement, but what is the strategy? “It gets […]

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Walking the line: reporting on protests and police response

At a forum UC Berkeley’s Journalism School, journalists and law enforcement talked about the task of covering protests fairly. They compared the media reaction to violent versus nonviolent protests, like those after the decision not to indict the officers who killed Eric Garner. “Because there was nothing burning [in New York], there was nothing being broken, the reporters that were covering that story on […]

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May Day rally sends solidarity, #MercedToBaltimore

Annual May Day demonstrations across the country tend to focus on different issues, depending on the communities that are marching. In Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, people rallied against immigration policy and deportations. In Merced, Live Free Merced, which campaigns against mass incarceration, gang violence and police brutality in the area, marchers declared unity against police-inflicted violence. “Thirty demonstrators gathered… to […]

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‘One Justice’ brings free legal counsel to Kern County

Last week the California non-profit One Justice made its first stops in Kern County, to provide the underserved area with free legal services on issues like medical care, immigration, and family issues. The first challenge for the organization is to help residents identify their potential legal problems – people often don’t recognize when a problem could require legal counsel. “For a lot […]

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Protests: How do young adults feel about a national movement?

Young adults in Richmond explained their feelings about the nationwide protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO., and if they believe anything will change. Does the #BlackLivesMatter movement matter to you? “I hope the protesters never rest, never submit and never forget. I hope the protesters understand fully it is their […]

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