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What makes the video the source of ire for protesters is that after Brown’s death at the hands of Police Officer Darren Wilson, who was not charged in Brown’s death, police released surveillance footage from the Ferguson Market, allegedly showing Brown pushing one of the clerks—participating in what the police called a “strong-armed robbery”—and supposedly justifying the officer's use of force against the unarmed teen.

Activists in Austin, Texas have accused an officer of using excessive force after he pepper-sprayed a handcuffed man inside a police wagon in a parking lot at the SXSW festival last week, according to the Huffington Post.

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In a SXSW keynote speech aimed to "break the barriers for the 62 million girls around the world who are not in school today," First Lady Michelle Obama got real about the importance of education and staying focused as a young student growing up in Chicago.

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New drug reforms are slated to be presented to the United Nations in April.

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'Hamilton' creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and other cast members will head to Washington D.C. to speak at one of Michelle Obama’s student workshops.

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President Obama will speak with Evan Smith, CEO & Editor in Chief of The Texas Tribune, to discuss the state of civic engagement in this day and age. They will focus on how technology can help overcome global issues. At a separate SXSW event, FLOTUS will talk about her Let Girls Learn initiative.

So this happened. A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper is in hot water after posing for a photo with rapper Snoop Dogg, the Dallas Morning News reports. According to the site, Billy Spears was reprimanded by superiors for the photograph taken by Snoop’s publicist at Austin’s South by Southwest music festival. The photo was posted to […]

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A lawyer has come forward to claim responsibility for the “exclusively for white people” stickers posted in several Austin, Texas businesses during the city’s popular South By Southwest (SXSW) festival last week. In a video posted last Thursday, Adam Reposa says that the words on the stickers are not the problem, but the fact that East Austin […]

“Exclusively for white people” stickers appear on six East Austin business. http://t.co/tcE9p1Rwli #Racism #Texas pic.twitter.com/tEl3Xu8oH4 — J. David McSwane (@davidmcswane) March 18, 2015 Police and lawmakers in Texas were outraged on Tuesday after discovering “whites only” stickers were plastered over small business in the East Austin area. The stickers were posted overnight on bakery, bicycle, […]