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February 23, 2015 - 11:34am
In this final week of Black History Month, we share this short video featuring a middle school student's reflection on how the Civil Rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is still relevant today.
February 17, 2015 - 12:49pm
FBI Director James Comey spoke last week at Georgetown University about race relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve, following the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island, along with ongoing protests throughout the country and the killings of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
February 12, 2015 - 1:30pm
Thousands gathered for a vigil on Tuesday, after three local Muslim students were killed. Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her younger sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were killed in the couple’s apartment in Chapel Hill, according to news reports.
February 12, 2015 - 10:10am
Britt Hart, a production intern for Not In Our Town, covered a recent event at Laney College that brought together community and police after a wave of protests in Oakland, CA following no indictment decisions in two fatal police officer killings of unarmed black men, including the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
February 10, 2015 - 12:45pm
If we’re looking for models for community response to hate, we might start with Richard Thomas’s own high school. After their fellow student was arrested, the Oakland High School community came together to break the silence and open up conversations within their classrooms.* They collected funds for Fleischman to help with medical costs and reached out to the family. Students participated with the larger community in a “Rainbow March” that proceeded along the bus route. They brought together Thomas’ friends in a restorative circle to listen to their feelings.