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Deadly Police Violence and Unsolved Murder Ignite Racial Turmoil in 'Shots Fired'

Fox's new limited series stars Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James investigating the death of a White student at the hands of a Black sheriff's deputy in a small North Carolina town.

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SCOTUS Hears Case on the Use of Force in Law Enforcement

County of Los Angeles v. Mendez asks: Should officers be held liable when they cause a situation that leads to the use of force?

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Leaked: Disciplinary Record for Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

ThinkProgress obtained Daniel Pantaleo’s record from an anonymous source at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.

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John Ridley's L.A. Riots Doc, 'Let it Fall,' Coming to Theaters Ahead of TV Premiere

The "12 Years a Slave" writer's documentary about the rising racial tension that led to the 1992 unrest is the first ABC News production to earn a theatrical release.

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ICYMI: NFL Teams Aren't Happy With Colin Kaepernick's Activism

An anonymous general manager told Bleacher Report that Kaepernick's activism against police violence might cost the free-agent his career.

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Upcoming Doc, 'Burn, Motherf***er, Burn!' Explores Origins and Legacy of L.A. Riots

"Fresh Dressed" director Sacha Jenkins' latest documentary premieres on Showtime April 21, 25 years after racial tensions exploded into days of unrest that shook Los Angeles. 

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These Researchers Are Studying How Videos of Police Violence Impact Black Millennials

South by Southwest dispatch: Wake Forest University researchers presented their in-progress research about how 18-to-24-year-old African Americans handle the emotional toll of seeing police violence online.

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WATCH: Jussie Smollett Attacks Oppressive Political Climate in New Music Video

The "Empire" star directed the video for his song, which pleads for love and justice in the face of police violence, xenophobia and attacks on reproductive justice.

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READ: South Asian Americans Must Unite to Fight Trump Policies

In a new op-ed in The Washington Post, rapper Raj "Lushlife" Haldar reflects on some Hindu Americans' embrace of Trump's political agenda, discrimination against South Asian Americans and the need for cross-religious Desi organizing to fight new anti-immigrant policies and violence.

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Dontre Hamilton's Family Fights for Justice in 'The Blood is at the Doorstep'

The new documentary follows the Hamilton family's demands for accountability after a White Milwaukee police officer killed Dontre in 2014. Family members joined director Erik Ljung for a Q&A after the film's second South by Southwest screening.

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Ferguson Protestors to Prosecutors: Reopen Michael Brown Investigation

Newly released video casts doubt on claim that Brown robbed convenience store before he was killed by a Ferguson Police Department officer.

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WATCH: Taja Lindley's Short Film on the Importance of Black Lives

“This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering” says the names of the people killed at the hands of law enforcement officers.

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Boy Sues LAPD Officer Who Allegedly Assaulted Him

The incident was caught on tape.

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Six States Sue Over 'Muslim Ban 2.0'

Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson: “The president cannot unilaterally declare himself free of the court’s restraining order and injunction.”

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Kalief Browder's Family Joins Jay Z, Gayle King for Town Hall

"Time and Punishment" will air before the second episode of "TIME: The Kalief Browder Story," the docuseries about Browder's incarceration without trial.

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After Artist Backlash, South by Southwest Removes Deportation Clause from Future Contracts

The arts and media festival faced pressure from artists and activists demanding that it strike contractual language that threatens to refer artists to immigration officials.

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Spike Lee-Directed Version of Roger Guenveur Smith's 'Rodney King' Coming to Netflix

Smith's one-man show about King, the four LAPD officers who beat him and the 1992 riots that followed their acquittal premieres on Netflix April 28.

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'Formation' Director: 'I Didn't Know the Video Was Going to Incite All Those Conversations'

Melina Matsoukas opens up about her work with both Knowles sisters, being a Black woman in a White man-dominated industry for the New Yorker. 

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Twitter Imagines Coretta Scott King Sipping Tea as Sessions Stops Police Violence Suits, Allegedly Lies Under Oath

Sessions says he will “pull back on” suing corrupt police departments. Coretta warned us back in 1986.

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Protestors Demand Charges for LAPD Officer Caught on Tape Shooting Gun Near Teens

Witnesses say the off-duty officer was upset that a girl walked across his grass.