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After Daniel Pantaleo -- an NYPD officer sworn to serve and protect New Yorkers -- was filmed using a chokehold on Staten Island resident Eric Garner, who later died, new video surfaces of a separate violent arrest in Harlem.
On MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell Sherrilyn Ifill discusses NYC's long history of police brutality and the lack of accountability for the police's excessive use of force against New York's communities of color.
In an op-ed for Essence Magazine, Sherrilyn Ifill reflects on school integration, busing, and housing segregation during the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Ifill reflects on her childhood in which she attended an integrated school in Queens, New York where she was the lone Black girl in her class.
State legislatures in the past few years have made more than 250 attempts to pass laws to roll back voting rights and 22 states have approved such laws, NAACP panelists said Tuesday, accusing Republicans of trying to quash the growing minority vote.
How Detroit Is Making Water A Racial Hot Button
Detroit Must Restore All Water Shutoffs Indefinitely and Reform Financial Aid Policy for Neediest Residents7/22/14
The City's 15-Day Moratorium is Insufficient, Fails to Address Systemic Process Problems
(Detroit, MI)--The city of Detroit’s fifteen-day moratorium on water shut-offs, announced yesterday nearly four months after the shut-offs began, is welcomed but inadequate relief for a city in which thousands of residents either have lost or face the continuing threat of losing access to water.