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    Here we feature several of countless voices from St. Louis that contributed to igniting a movement. We thank you one year later for helping sustain this movement: for your sacrifice, resilience and radical love.

    Voices from Ferguson Frontlines: One Year Later

    Mike Brown means we got to fight back.

    As the one year anniversary of Mike Brown's murder passes, we mourn his death and celebrate his life. This time also gives us a moment to reflect and salute the strength of people who chose to fight back against a system that brutally dehumanizes and destroys Black lives. We honor all the residents of Canfield, families, and individuals who took to the streets to demand justice. Here we feature several of countless voices from St. Louis that contributed to igniting a movement. We thank you one year later for helping sustain this movement: for your sacrifice, resilience and radical love.  

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    Instagram Deleted Our Account after we participated in the #KKKorGOP hashtag during the #GOPDebate

    Instagram Deleted Our Account

    This morning, we found that our Instagram account ‘@TheDreamDefenders’ has been deleted by Instagram administrators, without any warning, after posting graphics that detailed questionable quotes by GOP Presidential candidates via the hashtag #KKKorGOP.  Other #KKKorGOP participants who shared graphics using the hashtag #KKKorGOP individual posts were deleted, but our entire account was deleted.

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    When we are successful, our exact wording will be added to the contract and will be enforced by auditors or else the developers will be fined larger amounts of money.... If the meeting does not go as planned, Dream Defenders and other organizations are prepared to launch six days of civil disobedience leading up to the July 14th vote. #Overtown #ddblog

    Overtown Rising: Gentrification and the Fight to Thrive

    Miami is one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is a popular destination that attracts people like me with its warm weather and beautiful beaches. Miami is also a place where the wealthy are able to hide their money in overpriced luxury housing[1]; where the people who call Miami home don’t make a livable wage[2] [3]; where HIV/AIDS is infecting people like no other city in the US[4]; and where corrupt politicians make underhanded deals with rich developers that slight local residents.

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