Criminal Justice

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ACLU Kicks Off 7-Point Plan to Fight Trump Administration, Protect Civil Liberties

The organization also filed requests with several government agencies, demanding documents regarding Trump's possible conflicts of interest.

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The Inauguration Protests in 11 Tweets

From Black Lives Matter to #NoDAPL, activists are out in full force in Washington, D.C.

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READ: Trump Advisor Reed Cordish's Company Accused of Abusing Black Patrons

The Daily Beast examined three lawsuits filed against Cordish's Kansas City nightclubs that included allegations of paying White men to fight Black patrons.

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the White House before boarding Marine One and departing to Louisiana August 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. Obama will survey historic flooding that has damaged more almost 70,000 homes and killed at least 13 people.

President Obama Commutes More Sentences, Twitter Says #FreeEmAll

Will the president use his last days in office to free all political prisoners?

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READ: Coretta Scott King's 1986 Letter Condemning Jeff Sessions

"Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly Black voters."

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Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death for Charleston Massacre

Reactions to the decision are...complicated: “Killing Dylann Roof won’t do anything to rid our country of White supremacy. It’s in our bones, it’s in our soil, it’s in the White House.”

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When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks

A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here's when and where to watch.

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Ordered to Treat Mumia Abu-Jamal's Hepatitis C

Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther serving a life sentence for the death of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2015.

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UPDATE: NAACP Members Arrested for Occupying Senator Jeff Sessions' Office

The Alabama senator is Trump’s nominee for attorney general. He was previously denied a federal judgeship due to his racist speech.

The 16 Black Panthers Still Behind Bars

Black Panther alumni celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Party in 2016. In this informal census we present the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated.

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Killed by Police in 2016

A commemoration of the more than 450 civilians of color who were killed by police in 2016

The Kids Who Rocked the Racial Justice Movement in 2016

From demanding clean water to protesting police violence, these children prove that you’re never too young to stand up for your people.

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Year-End Goodness: The Best 2016 Movies, Music, Hashtags and More

Brilliant art, media and pop culture gave us something to celebrate in 2016. Here are Team Colorlines' favorites, from music videos to podcasts.

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Family of Man Killed by D.C. Police Files $50 Million Lawsuit

The civil suit alleges that Officer Brian Trainer unlawfully killed Terrence Sterling.

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WATCH: First Harrowing Trailer for Kalief Browder Docuseries

The Jay Z-produced series will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month before airing on Spike in March.

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BREAKING: Dylann Roof Found Guilty of Charleston Church Massacre

The jurors, who found Roof guilty of all 33 charges against him, will decide on his punishment next month.

U.S. President Barack Obama walks out of the White House before boarding Marine One and departing to Louisiana August 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. Obama will survey historic flooding that has damaged more almost 70,000 homes and killed at least 13 people.

Faith Leaders Press President Obama to Pardon Immigrants, Nonviolent Offenders

PICO National Network: “Responding in this moment means raising our voices in support of vulnerable families and pushing President Obama to use his powers to protect those who will be most impacted when he leaves office.”

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READ: Killer Mike on How to Bring More Black People Into Medical Marijuana Boom

State-level marijuana legality reforms often don't help African Americans who are frozen out of dispensary ownership. The rapper partners with scholar Erik Nielson for a new Rolling Stone essay that breaks down how to fix the disparity.

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VICE Launches Apprenticeship Program for Formerly Incarcerated People

The media company developed the program in partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower on December 7, 2016, in New York City. The president-elect announced today that Pruitt would head the EPA.

3 Things People of Color Need to Know About Trump's EPA Pick

Scott Pruitt is anti immigration, antiObamacare and anti criminal justice reform—and he doesn't believe in the idea of human-made climate change.