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Read this: The racial history of swimming pools

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Read this: The racial history of swimming pools

‘Everyone who was getting put on the ground was black, Mexican, Arabic,’ Brooks, who is white, said. ‘[The cop] didn’t even look at me. It was kind of like I was invisible.’

Kenny Wiley | 6/8/2015

Read this: How many people are killed by U.S. police?

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Read this: How many people are killed by U.S. police?

Teams of journalists and civilians are tracking down the numbers, and the stories behind them.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/1/2015

Read this: Theology of liberation for white antiracists

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Read this: Theology of liberation for white antiracists

A white Minnesota minister seeks to involve more Unitarian Universalists in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Kenny Wiley | 5/28/2015

Study: Suicide rates leap for young black children

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Study: Suicide rates leap for young black children

A new study finds that suicide rates for black children ages 5 to 11 have leapt in recent years, while decreasing for white kids.

Elaine McArdle | 5/19/2015

Grant will aid Baltimore church’s Black Lives Matter work

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Grant will aid Baltimore church’s Black Lives Matter work

$3,000 from James Reeb Fund presented to First Unitarian Church of Baltimore.

Elaine McArdle | 5/18/2015

Nights can be tough

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Nights can be tough

I can’t fully express how scary it is when a man with a gun tells you ‘you’re fighting and trying to walk away from me’ as you stand still, attempting to comply.

Kenny Wiley | 5/18/2015 | Fall 2015

We are all bound up together

Looking back

We are all bound up together

Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) challenged us to practice a religion of justice.

Kenny Wiley | 7/2/2015 | Summer 2015

‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

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‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

Virginia Volker recalls a lifetime of working for a more just Alabama. 

Elaine McArdle | 6/29/2015 | Summer 2015

Black Lives Matter banner ‘brings out conversation’

Congregational life

Black Lives Matter banner ‘brings out conversation’

More than two dozen Unitarian Universalist congregations have put Black Lives Matter banners on their buildings.

Kenny Wiley | 6/11/2015 | Summer 2015

Reckoning with history

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Reckoning with history

After fifty years, the families and friends of three civil rights martyrs return to Selma, still weighing the price they had to pay.

Amy K. Nelson | 6/1/2015 | Summer 2015

Birmingham UU congregation honored for civil rights legacy

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Birmingham UU congregation honored for civil rights legacy

Small church fed, housed, transported, and advised at least 225 UUs who joined the Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965.

Elaine McArdle | 5/14/2015 | Summer 2015

Photos from the 2015 Million Moms March

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Photos from the 2015 Million Moms March

Mothers for Justice United and the Coalition for Justice marched for justice for black men, women, and children killed by police and vigilante violence.

Kenneth Sutton | 5/11/2015

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