Jose "Joe" Torres (left) weeps in his seat during his sentencing at the Douglas County Courthouse in Douglasville, Ga., on Monday. Superior Court Judge William McClain sentenced Torres and Kayla Norton to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party through the use of Confederate battle flags, racial slurs and armed threats. Henry P. Taylor/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP hide caption

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A Milwaukee police officer stands before the remains of a bar last summer, after police there faced off with protesters following the police shooting of a black man. For decades, interactions between police and people of color in the Midwestern city have been fraught, and those encounters are the subject of a new lawsuit brought by the ACLU. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Patrisse Khan-Cullors and two friends are founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. She sees the movement going forward with renewed focus, and building political power. Courtesy of Patrisse Khan-Cullors hide caption

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Black Lives Matter Finds 'Renewed Focus' 5 Years After Trayvon Martin

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Estate Sale-Goers Discover Treasures In Home Of Historian John Hope Franklin

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Nadeem Mazen instructs students at a former community space he ran. Samara Vise /Courtesy of JetPac, Inc. hide caption

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Witnesses Say Kansas Bar Shooting Was Racially Motivated

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Chicago Considers Making Former 'Ebony' And 'Jet' Headquarters A Historic Landmark

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'The Hate U Give' Explores Racism And Police Violence

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Race And The Controversial History Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

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