How the George Floyd and BLM Protests Became Political Power

Two civil rights activists and organizers in St. Louis lay out their tactics and tools for pursuing electoral justice.

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From Colombia to U.S., Police Violence Pushes Protests Into Mass Movements

In Colombia, and many other countries, security forces’ attacks on protesters have led to nationwide reckonings with injustice.

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As Body Cameras Become Commonplace, a Debate Over When to Release the Footage

The question of timing has become an unsettled new frontier of policymaking as the use of police body cameras is more the rule rather than the exception.

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Language, Please! Salty Feminist Stitch Book Is Too Much for Michaels.

The craft retailer pulled a pattern book from its stores after employees noticed some of its designs contained swearing.

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In the Breonna Taylor Case, a Battle of Blame Over the Grand Jury

In theory, jurors have broad powers to investigate, subpoena witnesses and bring charges, legal experts said. But in practice, prosecutors control the process and are rarely challenged.

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Black Lives Matter Grows as Movement While Facing New Challenges

Demonstrations against police shootings and a March on Washington on Friday reflect a cause more enduring than many predicted.

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Rage and Promises Followed Ferguson, but Little Changed

Millions of dollars were spent to alter overly aggressive policing after the killing of Michael Brown in 2014, with little result. Will George Floyd’s death be different?

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Inside the Revolts Erupting in America’s Big Newsrooms

Staff members’ demands helped end the tenure of James Bennet as Opinion editor of The New York Times. And they are generating tension at The Washington Post. Part of the story starts in Ferguson, Mo.

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Paint Fades, but Murals Remember People Killed by Police

Across the country, artists have created portraits of George Floyd, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner and others as markers of pain and loss.

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Ella Jones Is Elected First Black Mayor of Ferguson

Ms. Jones is also the first woman to lead the Missouri city, which erupted in protests in 2014 after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager.

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Living Abroad Is My Way of Prolonging My Black Son’s Life

He is not a threat. He is a loving, innocent child. I can’t bear him becoming another hashtag.

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Why George Floyd Won’t Be the Last American Killed by the Police

Videos of state-sponsored killings have been going viral for years. Little has changed.

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