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Mikayla Temple

16 July 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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When Ann Arbor created a citizen panel overseeing its police department, it chose the approach that research shows is the one best suited to having real authority, and thus the most likely to reduce racial disparities...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

James Walsh

6 July 2021

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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To boost diversity in its ranks as part of its outreach to improve community relations, the St. Paul Police Department created a two-year apprenticeship program that makes law enforcement careers more accessible by cl...

The Kansas City Beacon

Maria Benevento

2 July 2021

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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Restorative discipline in classrooms is allowing students to focus on building relationships and repairing harm instead of suffering punishments. The practice prioritizes communication in an effort to emphasize commun...

The Washington Post

Rebecca Tan

16 June 2021

Montgomery County, Maryland, United States

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Montgomery County's longtime crisis response center illustrates the pitfalls of embracing a policing alternative without proper resources or thinking through the implications. The racial-justice protests of 2020 inspi...

Prism

Umme Hoque

16 June 2021

United States

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All over the country, students are using the internet to call out racism. Young people are publishing open letters, creating Change.org petitions and Google Docs “with lists of racist people in their classes, and usin...

Pipe Wrench

Shanna B. Tiayon

15 June 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Black Country Roller Club and its founder, Cornell Norwood, fostered a subculture in Los Angeles' South Central neighborhoods among Black men who broke the color barrier in competitive pigeon husbandry. Besides th...

Prism

Sravya Tadepalli

14 June 2021

United States

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In 2019, close to half, or 45 percent of white students scored proficient or above in reading comprehension, compared to 18 percent of Black fourth graders, and 23 percent of Latinx fourth graders. However, research s...

The Washington Post

John Sullivan

Robert Klemko

10 June 2021

New Jersey, United States

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Three "historic firsts in policing reforms" show how attempts to root out systemic problems in policing can fail. In all three cases – federal intervention to curb civil rights abuses in Pittsburgh, a computerized ear...

San Francisco Examiner

Joshua Sabatini

4 June 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's Street Crisis Response Team is a pilot project meant to divert 911 calls for mental health emergencies from police to new teams of mobile counselors. Though it started with only one team and later expa...

Fierce for Black Women

Marissa Evans

1 June 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Village Minds was started by Natia Simone as a Facebook page to connect people in need of food - due to COVID-19 and grocery store closures after the protests following the murder of George Floyd - to assistance. Howe...

The New York Times

Will Wright

31 May 2021

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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The Virginia Theological Seminary is giving cash to descendants of Black Americans forced to work there during slavery and Jim Crow. Annual payments, taken from a fund set to grow at a sustainable rate, will go to the...

Yes! Magazine

Breanna Draxler

31 May 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a white mob killed hundreds of Black residents and destroyed the thriving neighborhood of Greenwood, the Centennial Commission supported a number of i...

The Washington Post

Peter Hermann

29 May 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Unsuccessful at filling its police officer ranks with more people of color from the neighborhoods where they'll patrol, the D.C. police department takes its largely white recruit classes into those neighborhoods for l...

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Casey Nolen

26 May 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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While homicides in St. Louis in the first part of 2021 increased over already-high numbers in recent years, three neighborhoods served by a new Cure Violence program showed significant decreases in homicides, assaults...

Cicero Independiente

Irene Romulo

26 May 2021

Cicero, Illinois, United States

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"Gang contracts" are used by many schools as a way to tell students they are suspected of gang activity and must avoid such activity or face discipline or expulsion. Gang contracts have been put to extensive use in th...

Next City

Kristi Eaton

26 May 2021

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Urban Coders Guild provides STEM education opportunities to underrepresented communities and is working with local students to build websites for the businesses destroyed during the Tulsa Race Massacre. While none of ...

Concord Monitor

Meg McIntyre

25 May 2021

Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

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As New Hampshire schools debate the presence of police officers stationed in schools, one model they and other states can consider is found at Minnesota Intermediate School District 287. That district lowered in-schoo...

Yes! Magazine

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Laura Rosbrow-Telem

24 May 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Radio

Over 15 Minutes

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Two ways that communities affected by police violence and racial injustice responded to the uprising after George Floyd's murder were block-by-block organizing and participatory budgeting. The first, used in Minneapol...

What's Next Magazine

Natalie Mead

21 May 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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Six San Francisco neighborhoods are now served by the city's Street Crisis Response Teams, which answer 911 calls for non-violent mental or behavioral health crises without police involvement. In its first two months ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jo Piazza

20 May 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia police fail to solve most of the city's growing number of homicides, in part because of the no-snitching street code, a byproduct of the community's lack of trust in police. But the streets do sometimes t...

The Washington Post

Jessica Anderson

20 May 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Baltimore Police Department was the last agency to enter into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice during the Trump administration. This is a process by which a troubled police department submits t...

Santa Cruz Local

Stephen Baxter

20 May 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Alameda and Santa Cruz counties have fielded their own mobile teams to respond to mental health crises as alternatives to police-only responses. Aimed at reducing conflicts with police, overuse of hospitals and jails,...

The World

Bianca Hillier

18 May 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Worried for her Korean-immigrant parents' safety during rising anti-Asian hate crimes, a Los Angeles woman wrote and printed a booklet, "How to Report a Hate Crime." The booklet, now in nine languages and distributed ...

The Guardian

Aaron Miguel Cantú

17 May 2021

United States

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Five years after the FBI started tracking how often police use force, the majority of police departments still fail to comply and the FBI refuses to release publicly what information it has collected. The policy was e...

The Imprint

Elizabeth Amon

17 May 2021

Minnesota, United States

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The 43-year-old Indian Child Welfare Act continues to make a "profound" difference to Native American families and tribes, despite being under frequent legal attacks. The law limits the placement of Native children in...

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