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February 10, 2016

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Immigration Nancy Lisandra Cepero Dominico

Coming from a small place we had a certain trust for the police and other authority figures. This was one of the things we had to learn when we came to the U.S. Seeking out the police for safety led to our family being detained and being sent to Miami Dade detention facility.

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February 10, 2016

What About Us?: The Black Immigrant Narrative

Immigration Nancy Lisandra Cepero Dominico

Coming from a small place we had a certain trust for the police and other authority figures. This was one of the things we had to learn when we came to the U.S. Seeking out the police for safety led to our family being detained and being sent to Miami Dade detention facility.

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What Happens When You Ask What The World Would Look Like Without Black People

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February 10, 2016

What About Us?: The Black Immigrant Narrative

Immigration Nancy Lisandra Cepero Dominico

Coming from a small place we had a certain trust for the police and other authority figures. This was one of the things we had to learn when we came to the U.S. Seeking out the police for safety led to our family being detained and being sent to Miami Dade detention facility.

Here's Why Black People Should Think Twice Before Voting For Hillary Clinton

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Video Proves There Are No 'Routine' Traffic Stops For Black People

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Mark Wilson via Getty Images

These Photos Show The People Of Flint's Pain And Pride

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Wayne Lawrence/National Geographic

Baby Dies After Being Shot In The Face

Baby Shot In Los Angeles
KTLA

Clinton Relying On Minority Voters, But They're Not All Relying On Her

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

'New Jim Crow' Author: Hillary Clinton Doesn't Deserve The Black Vote

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The Washington Post via Getty Images

Marshawn McCarrel, Black Lives Matter Activist, Dies At Age 23

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Youtube
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Michelle Obama's Dance Class At The White House Was Peak Black Girl Magic

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What Happens When You Ask What The World Would Look Like Without Black People

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Jay Z's Tidal Is Giving Back To Groups Demanding That Black Lives Matter

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