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July 13th marks the one year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was pulled over and accused of failing to use a turn signal. Bland was arrested and later found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas.

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 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference holds vigil for Sandra Bland. #ITooResist

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By Jamye Wooten, thebtscenter.org In July I was invited to speak about the #BaltimoreUprising at the Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation. My presentation focused on “Why We Cry, How We Cry and Who Can Cry?” in response to state violence. “Why We Cry” dealt with the systemic and structural violence in Baltimore City—the years of neglect, […]

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