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Personal, institutional racism focus of Black Lives Matter discussion

While this week's Black Lives Matter panel in Elgin focused on healing personal racism, Mary Shesgreen said she would like to hear more about the problems facing the African American community.<p>"I find myself hungry for conversation about how to challenge and change institutional racism," which she …

Hillary Clinton criticized for 'dismissive' reaction to Black Lives Matter protester

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was clearly caught off-guard during an event for campaign donors on Wednesday night when a Black …

Black Lives Matter protesters confront Clinton at a fundraiser

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A pair of Black Lives Matter activists interrupted Hillary Clinton Wednesday night at a private fundraiser, confronting the Democratic presidential candidate with past statements she made about youth in gangs.<p>"We want you to apologize for mass incarceration," Ashley Williams said …

Black MP Dawn Butler reveals she was victim of racism in Parliament after fellow MP assumed she was a cleaner

An MP has revealed she was the subject of racism in parliament when a fellow MP mistook her for a cleaner.<p>Appearing on <i>BBC</i> Five Live’s Piennar’s …

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Obama on Black Lives Matter: they are 'much better organizers than I was'

Activists meet with president at White House to discuss efforts to reform the US criminal justice system but panel reveals divide within movement<p>Barack Obama praised young Black Lives Matter activists in the White House on Thursday, taking special notice of prominent Ferguson protesters and …

Black Lives Matter movement refuses to endorse any 2016 presidential candidate

Bernie Sanders assures Black Lives Matter protesters: I'm your guy<p>Read more<p>The Black Lives Matter network will not give a presidential endorsement and will instead keep up its political activism by confronting candidates about the treatment of African Americans in the US, one of the group’s …

The Revolutionary Aims of Black Lives Matter

Everybody, the movement’s co-founder says, has a civic duty to “stand on the side of people who have been oppressed for generations.”<p>Martin Luther King’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” ripples and echoes through much of the Black Lives Matter movement:<p>I have almost reached the regrettable …

A historic number of college freshmen expect to protest this year

By Susan Svrluga<p>Susan Svrluga<p>Reporter covering higher education for the Grade Point blog<p>Email Bio Follow<p>This past year, colleges across the country, from Yale to Towson to Claremont McKenna, were rocked by protests. Students upset over racial issues took over the president’s office at Princeton, …

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Ithaca College president resigns after protests over race issues

By Susan Svrluga<p>Susan Svrluga<p>Reporter covering higher education for the Grade Point blog<p>Email Bio Follow<p>After months of protests and no-confidence votes by students and faculty this fall, Ithaca College’s president announced Thursday that he would step down in July 2017.<p>Student protesters, angered …

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The rise of Black Lives Matter: Trying to break the cycle of violence and silence

<b>(CNN) —</b> Critics said it wouldn't last. It was a blip on the radar of protest movements. It would fade away like Occupy Wall Street. With no clear structure and no strong leader, some said, it was bound to fail, especially when the infighting began. But still it rises -- and polarizes.<p>The Black …

Steely Black Lives Matter Activist Disrupts Press Conference to Call For Rahm Emanuel's Resignation

A Black Lives Matter protester named April Goggans disrupted the United States Conference of Mayors on Wednesday in Washington D.C. to call for …

San Francisco: Black Lives Matter protest shuts down Bay Bridge for Martin Luther King Jr Day

The five westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, California, were shut down yesterday (18 January 2016) after Black Lives Matter …