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Trump protesters arrested for assaulting police in Pittsburgh Special

Pittsburgh - Three people were arrested last night outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center after they assaulted and pepper sprayed police in an attempt to break through a police line separating protesters from Donald Trump supporters, police say.

Op-Ed: How the racist and regressive left has increased racial tension

Washington - One of the biggest lies in American political discourse is the argument progressives have a monopoly on tolerance. History and the present state of political discourse show exactly how tolerant the far left is.

Tamir Rice's family billed $500 by Cleveland for ambulance ride

Cleveland - The city of Cleveland, Ohio has sparked widespread outrage after billing the family of Tamir Rice, the unarmed 12-year-old shot and mortally wounded by police in November 2014, for the ambulance ride that transported him to the hospital where he died.

#BlackLivesMatter 2015: A year in review

Since its founding in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, #BlackLivesMatter has grown into an international activist movement.

'White supremacists' shoot 5 Black Lives Matter protesters in MN

Minneapolis - Minneapolis police said Tuesday that three men have been arrested in connection with an apparently racially motivated shooting that left five members of the Black Lives Matter movement hospitalized on Monday night.

Va. man jailed 4 months for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell

Portsmouth - A young Virginia man jailed since April without bail for allegedly shoplifting $5 worth of snacks and soda from a convenience store has been found dead in his cell.

Unarmed man Samuel Dubose shot dead by Univ. of Cincinnati cop

Cincinnati - An unarmed black motorist pulled over for a missing license plate was shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer on Sunday night, leaving his grieving loved ones looking for answers.

Op-Ed: Dismissing #AllLivesMatter completely misses the point

Phoenix - One Democratic presidential hopeful made a grave mistake. He dared to question a progressive lie, and he now faces the wrath of the very people he needs to vote for him.

'Mistaken identity' teen Darrius Stewart killed by Memphis police

Memphis - A Memphis, Tennessee police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager late Friday night after an arrest the victim's mother called a case of mistaken identity.

#BlackLivesMatter activist dies in Texas jail after traffic stop

A young black Chicagoland woman pulled over by police for failing to signal a lane change died Monday in a Texas jail overseen by a sheriff fired from his previous job for racism.

Op-Ed: In 2014, many steps were taken to eradicate racism in sport

On the surface, it may appear that 2014 was a step back for the testy and tenuous correlation between sport and racism, both in the United States and in the international community.

Op-Ed: Police chief posts anti-racism tweet, gets called a racist

Pittsburgh - Why do so many white Americans reflexively accuse those who dare acknowledge the existence of white racism of being racists? It's a question I find myself asking more and more these days, and today's headlines provided yet another fresh example.

Richmond, California police chief joins anti-brutality protesters

Richmond - As images and accounts of civil disobedience and violence at Berkeley, California police brutality protests make national headlines, the police chief of a nearby East Bay city is in the news for joining protesters there.

Obama: Racism 'deeply rooted' in American society

President Barack Obama said that racism is "deeply rooted" in American society during an interview to be aired on Black Entertainment Television on Monday evening.

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Black Lives Matter led December 4  2014 protests against the NYPD killing of unarmed black man Eric ...
Black Lives Matter led December 4, 2014 protests against the NYPD killing of unarmed black man Eric Garner.
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Black Lives Matter protesters march on May 1, 2015, International Workers Day, in Minneapolis.
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