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from Slate Magazine

Remembering Hundreds of Years of Deadly Gun-Related Accidents in the United States

from MTV News

Public Schools Are Still Beating Students With Paddles In These States

Even more disturbing? A disproportionate majority of the students getting hit are black.

from BuzzFeed

N.C. Governor Pledges Atonement For "Heinous" History Of Sterilization

"Over time, North Carolina's program also disproportionately targeted black people. Overall, 40% of those sterilized in North Carolina were people of color — most were black or Native American. By the later Sixties, though, 60% of victims were black, though black people made up only a quarter of the state population."

A white former Alabama state trooper has pleaded guilty to killing a black civil rights worker 45 years ago at the height of the civil rights movement. Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler was sentenced to six months in prison for the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. We speak to John Fleming, the reporter to whom Fowler first confessed, and Democratic Congress member John Lewis of Georgia, a leading figure of the civil…

from the Guardian

Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures

Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – Eleanor Xiniwe of the African Choir, 1891.