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March 6, 2015

The Problem Is Way Bigger Than Ferguson

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Remembering the African-American/Jewish Coalition of Support for the March From Selma to Montgomery

Few leaders were more important to and decisive in mobilizing public opinion in support of the march than leaders from the American Jewish community. Ironically, it was this historic coalition that came to mind when I listened to and read the 24/7 media commentary around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech to Congress.

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As we celebrate Black Music Month this June, we figured the best way to honor hip-hop music is to recognize the pioneers who made it all possible. In this series, we're not only taking it back to the old school but we're also connecting the dots to today's artists who've been essential in continuing...
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March 6, 2015

The Problem Is Way Bigger Than Ferguson

Michael B. Thomas via Getty Images

Remembering the African-American/Jewish Coalition of Support for the March From Selma to Montgomery

Few leaders were more important to and decisive in mobilizing public opinion in support of the march than leaders from the American Jewish community. Ironically, it was this historic coalition that came to mind when I listened to and read the 24/7 media commentary around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech to Congress.

The Beautiful Moment Selma Marchers Shared In Jail With MLK

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Mo'Nique Maintains She Was Offered That 'Empire' Role

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Are Ferguson's Police Dogs Racist?

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World Bank Admits It Ignored Its Own Rules Designed To Protect The Poor

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The Comparisons Between Ferguson And Selma Are Too Similar To Ignore

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William Lovelace via Getty Images

NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Memo

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Yes, Black America Fears The Police. Here's Why.

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15 Most Outrageous Examples Of Police Misconduct In The DOJ Report On Ferguson

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DOJ Report Vindicates Ferguson Protesters As Police Department Faces Uncertain Future

Ferguson
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Eric Holder: Ferguson Police Created A 'Toxic' Environment

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Giant X-Ray Screen Erases Gender, Age, Race To Prove 'We Are All Human'

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Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

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St. Louis Alderman On Ferguson Police Chief: 'He Needs To Go'

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Damian Lillard To Make Mom Proud And Graduate College

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Tamir Rice's Mom: No Apology Yet For Killing My Son

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Prince Williams via Getty Images

T-Boz Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary Of 'Creep'

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