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Marlene Pinnock

This Is Why We March

Marc H. Morial | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

In this catalytic moment driven by cataclysmic circumstances, what we have witnessed across America since the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner may be new to a generation, but it is not new to a nation.

Woman In Police Beating Case Settles For $1.5 Million, Officer Resigns

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.25.2014 | Crime

Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old great-grandmother seen in a video being punched by a California Highway Patrol officer, has settled her case against ...

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

From Coast-To-Coast, Police Abuse Must End

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

After watching continuous acts of police abuse and brutality from coast-to-coast, perhaps the real question is, have we reached a point where federal authorities need to step in?

Grandmother Files Brutality Lawsuit Following Freeway Beating

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Crime

The 51-year-old woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway this month has filed a lawsuit claiming the c...