Being Black In America Across the country, a national reckoning with race has sparked wide-ranging debates on defunding police, racial profiling, public monuments and systemic racism.
Women with the Moms United for Black Lives Matter, formerly called Wall of Moms, line up outside the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse during a night of protest against racial injustice police brutality and the deployment of federal troops to U.S. cities on July 29, in Portland, Ore.
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Family members Armin Prude (left) and Joe Prude stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. While suffering a mental health crisis, Prude, 41, suffocated after police in Rochester put a "spit hood" over his head while being taken into custody. He died March 30 after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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Rochester Hospital Released Daniel Prude Hours Before Fatal Encounter With Police

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Armed members of the Black Panther Party leave the Capitol in Sacramento May 2, 1967. The Panthers entered the Capitol fully armed and said they were protesting a bill before the Legislature restricting the carrying of arms in public. AP hide caption

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Protesters raise their fist in the air in front of law enforcement last month in Kenosha, Wis., after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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In response to several high-profile deaths of African Americans in recent months, some black people are saying that enough is enough. Clockwise from top left: Michael Martin, Tunisian Burks, Sam Tyler, Alexander Pittman, the Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel, Brandon Winston, Donna Ghanney and Mark Turner. NPR hide caption

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