A battalion of police detain unarmed Ieshia Evans during a protest against police brutality in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 9, 2016, days after police shot and killed Alton Sterling

State-sanctioned violence against African Anericans

gas been a reality in he United States for centuries.

In recent years, widespread civilian use of cell phone

video cameras and requirements that police use body

and dashboard-mounted cameras have increased the amount

of documented evidence of the brutal realities of policing

in many Black communities.

In July 2016, Americans witnessed multiple recorded police

shootings of Black men. On July 5, Alton Sterling, 37, died

Pope Francis-Indigenous People

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that

indigenous groups must give prior consent to any

economic activity affecting their ancestral lands,

a view that conflicts with the Trump administration,

which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline

over opposition from American Indians.

Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples

attending a U.N. agricultural meeting and said the key

issue facing them is how to reconcile the right to

economic development with protecting their cultures and

Moving backward on racial progress

Moving backward on racial progress
By Tom Ehrich
c. 2013 Religion News Service

SEWANEE, Tenn. (RNS) After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an enormous cross looking down on a nearby valley.

The vista reminded me of Gettysburg, so I asked my host, “Did Sewanee play a part in the war?”

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