5 Facts You Should Know About the Selma Voting Rights Struggle

Source:  Staff Writer/The Root.Com Selma—director Ava DuVernay’s epic film about Martin Luther King Jr. and the  struggle for voting rights in the Deep South—is set to hit theaters nationwide on Friday. Over the past few weeks, the film has taken a little heat for its depiction of President Lyndon B. Johnson as an obstructionist to a voting-rights bill, with former …

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Watch: Innocent Seattle Black Man Maced, Assaulted, and Falsely Arrested by Mall Cop

Source: Osita Nwanevu/Slate An unarmed black bystander was maced near a pro-Palestine protest at Seattle’s Westlake Mall this past Saturday after a strange confrontation with a belligerent, shirtless white man. The bystander, 25-year-old Raymond Wilford, encountered the shirtless man outside the mall. According to witnesses, the latter individual was already on the scene and had been using racial slurs while …