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  • Unable to Celebrate "RonnieMan" Johnson's 29th Birthday, His Family Remembers the Life Taken by Chicago Police

    By Tess Raser, Truthout | Report

    Ronald "RonnieMan" Johnson's mother Dorothy Holmes speaks at a protest near 53rd Street and King Drive, in response to State's Attorney Anita Alvarez' announcement not to charge a Chicago police officer in the 2014 fatally shooting of Ronald Johnson III, Monday, December 7, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune / TNS via Getty Images)Ronald "RonnieMan" Johnson's mother Dorothy Holmes speaks at a protest near 53rd Street and King Drive, in response to State's Attorney Anita Alvarez' announcement not to charge a Chicago police officer in the 2014 fatally shooting of Ronald Johnson III, Monday, December 7, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune / TNS via Getty Images)

    On December 14, Ronald "RonnieMan" Johnson would have turned 29, but this father of five was shot and killed by Chicago Police Officer George Hernandez on October 15, 2014. Determined not to make RonnieMan yet another entry in the roster of Black men killed by police, his family is celebrating his life by honoring his love of children with a toy drive during his favorite month.

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  • Trump's FCC Has Spent the Year Waging War on Democracy and the Press

    Trump's FCC Has Spent the Year Waging War on Democracy and the Press

    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | News Analysis

    The Federal Communications Commission is enacting some of the most devastating aspects of Trump's agenda with unprecedented fervor, and often with little media scrutiny. While the net neutrality debate has put some light on the agency, it is just one of many aggressive attacks on press freedom by Chairman Ajit Pai whose ideology, like Trump's, lacks subtlety and nuance.

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  • Trans People Don't Need to Be "Cured," Despite What Discredited Studies Claim

    Trans People Don't Need to Be "Cured," Despite What Discredited Studies Claim

    By Laura Erickson-Schroth and Laura A. Jacobs, Beacon Press | Book Excerpt

    Transgender and gender-nonconforming people have a long history of being pathologized by the medical and mental health community. Studies have demonstrated that trans people are generally happier and more well-adjusted after transition and that there is no form of therapy that can successfully make trans people "un-trans."

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