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Information Sources Outside the Mainstream
These are news and information sources that provide perspectives that are not always included in mainstream media - or academic databases for that matter.
"a daily news site...produced by a multiracial team of writers who cover stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers."
"The premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. Founded in 2008, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America."
This podcast provides "the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on."
The Marshall Project
"a nonprofit news organization that focuses on the American criminal justice system. Our mission is to create and sustain a sense of urgency about criminal justice in America. We aim at all times for accuracy, fairness, and impartiality."
Al Jazeera America
"the U.S. based news channel that provides both domestic and international news coverage for its American audiences. Translated from Arabic, 'Al Jazeera' means 'peninsula.'"
The Society Pages
"an open-access social science project headquartered in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota" built for academic and non-academic audiences. Use anytime you ask yourself regarding a social or political issue, "what does the research say?"
"a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts."
"a freely available resource that seeks to preserve and make accessible the digital media captured and created by community members following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014. Our project has the ultimate goal of providing diverse perspectives on the events in Ferguson and the resulting social dialogue."
A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland
"an online archive to collect, preserve, and provide access to the stories, memories, and accounts of police violence as experienced or observed by Cleveland citizens."
Resources about Black Lives Matter | Wellesley College
A research guide from Wellesley College on Black Lives Matter: Race, Policing, and Protest
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