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ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Meredith Deliso

15 May 2021

New York, New York, United States

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NYC Pride, which commemorates a LGBTQ+ uprising against police harassment and brutality, banned police participation in its events. About 200 NYPD members from the Gay Officers Action League typically participate in t...

Retro Report

Sarah Weiser

13 May 2021

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Black midwifery has deep cultural roots, especially in the South as a remnant of the medical profession's neglect of Black women. Though the tradition largely died out, and nurse-midwives have become more professional...

The Philadelphia Citizen

William Keo

12 May 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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In response to a string of hate crimes across the country that has left the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community on edge, a volunteer-led group is standing in solidarity through more than just words. Compassi...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Will Cleveland

11 May 2021

Rochester, New York, United States

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Rochester's Person In Crisis team, launched in response to the death of Daniel Prude in police custody during a mental health crisis, began a six-month pilot project in January. PIC uses a "co-response model" of crisi...

CalMatters

Laurel Rosenhall

Byrhonda Lyons

11 May 2021

California, United States

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More than a year after taking effect, California's law restricting when police can use deadly force has had some effects on police accountability and training, but a number of flaws illustrate how long and difficult t...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

6 May 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund freed more than 400 people from jail in 2020, thanks to $3 million donated amid the COVID-19 crisis and racial justice protests. Organizers of the Black Mama's Day Bailout, an annu...

Missouri Independent

Rebecca Rivas

6 May 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Frustrated at the slow pace of criminal justice reform after the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the grassroots group Action St. Louis formed to seize political power and make change happen from the inside of the syst...

Missouri Independent

Rebecca Rivas

3 May 2021

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Decades of advocacy for more effective civilian oversight of police-misconduct investigations in St. Louis finally resulted in a new oversight board created in the wake of the death of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson...

Mother Jones

Tom Philpott

May-June 2021

United States

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In the U.S., a movement of Black farmers is trying to reclaim their legacy as agrarians. Only 1.7 percent of farms were run by Black farmers according to the U.S. Census of Agriculture. Black farmers are forming colle...

The Conversation

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Natasha N. Johnson

30 April 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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One police-reform program that outperformed and outlasted most cities' attempts was Cincinnati's "collaborative agreement," an unusual team effort focused on community involvement at every step. Sparked by a controver...

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Gino Fanelli

29 April 2021

Rochester, New York, United States

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Following the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester police custody, the city consulted with the operators of Eugene's CAHOOTS program to craft its own version of a team of unarmed responders to help resolve mental health...

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Arielle Milkman

28 April 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Participatory planning, or meetings conducted to gather input from communities, have proven to be ineffective. It turns out community engagement doesn’t always result in highlighting issues and improving the quality o...

The Washington Post

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Jenn Abelson

27 April 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A favorite remedy for systemic police misconduct is a civilian oversight agency. More than 160 cities and counties have such agencies, some at the insistence of the U.S. Justice Department. But, as Albuquerque and mul...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Kristen Taketa

23 April 2021

San Diego, California, United States

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A teacher in San Diego took matters into her own hands when she couldn't find a social justice curriculum tailored to students with disabilities. That’s partly why she created what she calls the “Social Justice League...

The North Wind

Katarina Rothhorn

21 April 2021

Marquette, Michigan, United States

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Northern Michigan University's Black Student Union turned its unhappiness with the display on campus of a "thin blue line" flag into a series of deep and open conversations that led to a compromise and a new set of co...

The Appeal

Katie Jane Fernelius

21 April 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In his first months as the New Orleans district attorney, Jason Williams has pushed a prosecution-reform agenda that not only limits who gets sent to prison on the front end, but also takes a backward look at who shou...

Christian Science Monitor

Francine Kiefer

20 April 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked a movement nationwide to stand up against bias and to help protect those most vulnerable to attack, the elderly. In one of America's oldest Chinese encl...

New York Amsterdam News

Herb Boyd

Damaso Reyes

15 April 2021

Colorado, United States

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The protests against police abuses in 2020 prodded numerous legislatures to challenge the legal doctrine of qualified immunity, which protects police officers from being sued for violating people's civil rights. Color...

Christian Science Monitor

Martin Kuz

13 April 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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MinneapolUS puts unarmed community members on Minneapolis streets to prevent street violence, part of the city's effort to redirect resources from the police to other crime-prevention efforts. Four teams of 20 to 30 m...

The Charlotte Observer

Devna Bose

13 April 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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The Mecklenburg County district attorney stopped prosecuting non-violent, low-level drug cases to free up resources to handle a backlog of more serious cases that built up during the pandemic. The policy had the effec...

The Washington Post

Robert Klemko

12 April 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Little Earth Protectors is one of several community patrol groups that emerged in Minneapolis' unrest after George Floyd's death in police custody. Named for a mostly Native American neighborhood with high rates of vi...

Concord Monitor

Meg McIntyre

11 April 2021

Dover, New Hampshire, United States

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Hate crime laws apply to a narrow range of conduct, and often fail as a response to bias incidents that constitute hate speech but are not in themselves a crime. When high school students working on a history class pr...

The Washington Post

Katie Mettler

9 April 2021

Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

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Court Watch PG acts as a traditional court watch program for Maryland's Prince George's County, but with a twist: the two formerly incarcerated women running it turned adversity, in the form of the pandemic's shutdown...

OU Daily

Jillian Taylor

7 April 2021

Oklahoma, United States

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It took almost 100 years to expand education curriculum in Oklahoma to make significantly expand teaching about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Although the social studies standards in Oklahoma are updated every six ...

The New York Times

Geneva Abdul

6 April 2021

London, England, United Kingdom

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To discourage the spread of misinformation about the Covid vaccine and decrease vaccine hesitancy in minority communities, religious leaders and other influential people in Britain have launched campaigns to dispel co...

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