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Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Keith wanted to be heard. Since his life ended abruptly, I'll be making that happen by spreading his music around the world.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Should five non-violent offenders die behind bars for a crime Americans increasingly believe should not even be a crime?

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A female officer grabbed a teen's genitals during a pat-down search and pulled, causing a testicle to rupture.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet talks with Piper Kerman, whose personal story is behind the hit series on Netflix about serving time in America.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A judge rules that the NYPD's practice of stopping, questioning and frisking young black and Latino men violates the Fourth Amendment.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Oprah told Entertainment Tonight her "Pretty Woman" treatment is just one example of how she -- a high-powered woman -- experiences racism.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Swiss prison guards agree that marijuana use among inmates is a good thing.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Watch Gillibrand explain why urgent change is necessary to protect America's service members from each other.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A mother-of-four is fighting for benefits she says her family deserves, as her husband was working full-time when he died.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An eerie coincidence in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It is time for Child Protective Services to recognize that foster care is potentially more damaging to a child than a parent's marijuana use.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In a hilarious segment about race, the two female correspondents examined the differences between white and black perceptions.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to crack, racism leads to rampant misinformation.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A study of regions across the globe suggests climate change creates more than environmental problems.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Bill O'Reilly is worried about premarital pregnancies in Black America, and he has the solution, of course.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Watch Colbert mock the serial sexual harasser for his pathetic excuses.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Even some cops know that the war on drugs must end.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Another day, another huge setback for the Weiner campaign.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Oliver weighed in on Halliburton's role in covering up the BP oil spill—as well as the company's immunity from punishment.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The infamous campus cop claims to have suffered psychiatric injuries from his pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters.

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