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10 pictures you may need to show your kids. But I really hope you don't have to.

The first question: Would you say this to your unborn son? The second question: Will you have to?

10 pictures you may need to show your kids. But I really hope you don't have to.

The students of Yale University's Black Men's Union struggled to find the words to say to the parents of Mike Brown, the 18- year-old who was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, by Officer Darren Wilson (who was not indicted). Instead, they chose to ask themselves what they would say to their unborn sons about living in a world — and a country — that kills black men with impunity. Here are their touching, somber, and somehow still hopeful answers.


There are so many more pictures over on the To My Unborn Son Tumblr, and they are just as powerful. And while the campaign was originally created in honor of Michael Brown, it could just as easily have been created for the family of Eric Garner, whose choking death at the hands of a NYC police officer was captured on camera. That crime also will go uncharged — as have so many others.

Go check out the rest of the pictures. Pick your favorites. Think about what you would write to your children. And whatever you do, share the project on your Facebook and Twitter as a reminder that today's terrifying and contentious battles over justice aren't just about today. They are most definitely about the innocent children of tomorrow, who will hopefully have a better world than we do right now.

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Justice has been partially served for the family of Breonna Taylor. The city of Louisville, Kentucky has agreed to pay the family $12 million to settle a wrongful death suit.

Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was murdered by plainclothes police serving a "no-knock" narcotics warrant in her home on March 13. The police intrusion took her boyfriend, Kennet Walker, a registered gun owner, by surprise.

Assuming the intruders were attempting to rob them, Walker opened fire and shot one of the officers in the leg.

The police returned fire killing Taylor. No narcotics were found in the apartment.

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I worked as a substitute teacher in my early 20s, almost exclusively in middle schools and high schools—my age of specialty. Once, I accepted a two-day subbing assignment in a first grade classroom. Only once. Halfway through the first day, as the kids ate lunch in the cafeteria, I sat at the teacher's desk in an exhausted daze. Teaching little kids was a completely different animal than teaching big kids. While adorable, they had so many needs and so little attention span. It was like herding a bunch of flies that constantly needed to go potty.

Trying to herd those flies virtually during a pandemic is too much to even fathom.

So the real-time story that mom and writer Stephanie Lucianovic shared on Twitter of what happened when her son's second grade teacher dropped from the class Zoom call was not the least bit surprising. Hilariously entertaining, but not surprising.

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In 1945, the world had just endured the bloodiest war in history. World leaders were determined to not repeat the mistakes of the past. They wanted to build a better future, one free from the "scourge of war" so they signed the UN Charter — creating a global organization of nations that could deter and repel aggressors, mediate conflicts and broker armistices, and ensure collective progress.

Over the following 75 years, the UN played an essential role in preventing, mitigating or resolving conflicts all over the world. It faced new challenges and new threats — including the spread of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, a Cold War and brutal civil wars, transnational terrorism and genocides. Today, the UN faces new tensions: shifting and more hostile geopolitics, digital weaponization, a global pandemic, and more.

This slideshow shows how the UN has worked to build peace and security around the world:

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Malians wait in line at a free clinic run by the UN Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali in 2014. Over their 75 year history, UN peacekeepers have deployed around the world in military and nonmilitary roles as they work towards human security and peace. Here's a look back at their history.

Photo credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino