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| May 14, 2015
| May 14, 2015
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Calls for justice and accountability fuel Black Lives Matter movement

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"What do you hope to accomplish with this protest," I asked a 13-year-old girl marching in Staten Island, N.Y., last August, protesting the police killing of Eric Garner.

"To live until I'm 18," the young teen, named Aniya, replied. Could that possibly be the American dream today?

Aniya went on: "You want to get older. You want to experience life. You don't want to die in a matter of seconds because of cops." It's that sentiment that has fuelled the Black Lives Matter movement across the country.

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| May 4, 2015
| May 1, 2015
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Toronto Maple Leafs and the joy of hockey

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Brendan Shanahan gets us! He really does. I've been sitting in first row greens for 40 years watching Leafs teams fail. But this year we began talking about switching to Raptors tickets. Brendan Shanahan had given no sign he understood that mood shift since taking over the team. He's been terse and general. Then at Monday's press conference, he did it.

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Bloody Sunday's living history shapes movements for racial justice

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Fifty years have passed since Bloody Sunday, that seminal event in United States civil-rights history when African-Americans and their allies attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., demanding the right to vote. As soon as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, they were violently attacked by the Alabama State Police, beaten with nightsticks and electric cattle prods, set upon by police dogs and tear-gassed. They were chased off the bridge, all the way back to Selma's Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, where the march began. News and images of the extreme and unprovoked police violence, in contrast to the conduct of the 600 marchers, who practiced disciplined non-violence, spread across the globe.

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