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August 21, 2014 - 2:48pm
As the country focuses attention on Ferguson, MO, we wanted to hear from local citizens about what's happening in their community after the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. This report, courtesy of St. Louis Public Radio, surfaces their voices. In the coming weeks, we will continue to share the on-the-ground perspective from community members in Ferguson. —The Not In Our Town team
August 19, 2014 - 3:58pm
By Michelle Gahee Kloss, J.D.,  NIOT Director of Community Engagement Not In Our Town works extensively with law enforcement agencies all over the country, providing support to police chiefs, sheriffs, and officers through our films and educational resources. Protesters hold candles during a peaceful demonstration, as communities react to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Source.
August 18, 2014 - 11:53am
Yamil owns Border’s Coffee, a small cafe and restaurant in El Castillo, a beautiful town along the San Juan River in Nicaragua.Yamil has experienced harrassment as a result of being the only openly gay person in his small town. Yamil has not only been subjected to hateful anti-gay slurs and threats, but also attempts to shut down his business.
August 15, 2014 - 10:46am
VIDEO: Student Designs Anti-Bullying App for Schools Driven by his personal experiences being bullied in eighth grade, 17-year-old Brandon Boynton has created a new app called The BullyBØx that aims to stop cyberbullying. According to WishTV, The BullyBØx is free for students at the schools where it is implemented, and allows them to anonymously report incidents and email screenshots directly to school administrators.
August 12, 2014 - 4:00pm
This originally appeared in Teaching Tolerance.  Illustration by Chris Buzelli In Meridian, Miss., police routinely arrest and transport youths to a juvenile detention center for minor classroom misbehaviors. In Jefferson Parish, La., according to a U.S. Department of Justice complaint, school officials have given armed police “unfettered authority to stop, frisk, detain, question, search and arrest schoolchildren on and off school grounds.” In Birmingham, Ala., police officers are permanently stationed in nearly every high school.