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Adam Ciminello

Entrepreneurship, Social Justice, and the idea of Bono never performing again are all things that excite me. And yes, my grandma is cooler than yours. Say hi sometime on twitter @Aciminello
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Shame: Department Of Homeland Security Exposed Monitoring DeRay Mckesson

According to documents obtained by VICE via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has consistently monitored the twitter account of highly lauded civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson since the Ferguson uprising in August 2014. Referring to him as a “professional protester,” McKesson’s Twitter …

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Officer Brian Dorin Under Investigation For Threatening Activists Demonstrating For Tamir Rice “You Want To Be The Next One?”

Brian Dorin, a Cleveland officer we first reported on for threatening to run over and shoot activists, is now being investigated by a civilian review board for his alleged misconduct.  Alana Belle, the student activist at whom the officer directed his threat,  filed the complaint against Officer Dorin. Via Huffington Post: …

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Little To No Progress – 50 Years After Civil Rights Movement, The Median White Family Is Worth 70 Times The Median Black Family

2015 was, by some definitions, a historic year for race relations in the United States. On one end of the spectrum, Black Lives Matter firmly established itself unequivocally as much more than a hashtag, but an organized and determined struggle to stop police terror and inequality. From the opposite side, …

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Patti Larsen of Mending the Sacred Hoop, an organization focused on ending violence against Native women. Photograph: Zoe Sullivan for the Guardian

Death And Disappearances Of Native Americans Occurring At Alarming Rates In Northern United States, Police Eerily Silent

Local activists in Minnesota have been urging local, state, and federal law enforcement units to take seriously a disturbing trend of crimes against Native American women, efforts they claim have been met with callous indifference from police forces and lawmakers. Three Native American women have been killed and two more …

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New Studies Show Surprising Number Of American Still Uncomfortable Seeing Same Sex Partners Holding Hands

A new study by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is showing that a surprising number of Americans are still quite homophobic. A study released today titled The Accelerating Acceptance Report revealed disappointing realities about the lack of understanding many Americans still have regarding the rights of America’s LGBTQ population. Via …

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