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The summer of 2014 was arguably one of the most transformative in recent history — the nation saw a resurgence of resistance against injustice and police brutality following the death of a number of unarmed black people at the hands of law enforcement and, as a result, electrified a movement that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
But that eruption of protests, lead not by one, but a collective of young people joining efforts to make effectual change in their communities, has been largely covered in the media monolithically — a move that funnels the frustrations of black America into one pocket of state violence without addressing the larger, systemic issue of white supremacy and its symptoms.
That was in 2014. In 2015, activists and organizers from black liberation groups across the nation are saying no more. In the days leading up to President…
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