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‘Django’ actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

A “Django, Unchained” actress who claimed she was racially profiled by police in Hollywood last month has been charged with one count of lewd conduct. Daniele Watts, and her white boyfriend Brian James Lucas, could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

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Leslie Jones promoted to featured cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live has promoted Leslie Jones to featured cast member. Jones was hired as a writer after SNL producers conducted a very public search for black women to add to the cast. Although the coveted cast position was given to Sasheer Zamata, Jones, who was also a finalist, made a splash with her appearances in the Weekend Update […]

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Official autopsy reveals Michael Brown was shot in hand at close range

The official autopsy on Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teenager whose death sparked national protests in Ferguson, Missouri and beyond, shows he was shot in the hand at close range. The accompanying toxicology report reveals that Brown had a trace of marijuana in his system.

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Clip of the Day

Video: Spike Lee releases ‘Throw Like a Girl’ documentary in honor of Mo’ne Davis

Earlier we reported that director Spike Lee was working on a documentary about Little League World Series breakout star Mo’ne Davis. The short documentary, Throw Like a Girl, chronicles how Mo’ne was discovered and became involved in baseball. The documentary also shows Mo’ne playing basketball, her favorite sport.

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Comedian Hannibal Buress brings light to Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations in stand-up routine

Comedian Hannibal Buress has become the topic of conversation for remarks he made about Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, after a clip from a stand-up show he performed in Philadelphia hit the internet. The clip, which is NSFW, can be seen below.

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Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. Sam joined the team’s practice squad on Sept. 3, and spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad. He never made it to the 53-man roster. 

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2 patients with Ebola-like symptoms admitted to hospitals in Chicago

A child who threw up on a plane and a man with nausea who landed in Chicago were taken to hospitals as a precaution after being screened for Ebola at O’Hare International Airport. Doctors do not believe they were exposed to the virus. 

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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing iPod

A Georgia man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing a teenager’s iPod. Shareef Tawwab Hakim, 20, of Marietta, was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault. 

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Featured Article

The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head You Give to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Musa Okwonga. By: Musa Okwonga If you’re a black person who has ever visited a place where there aren’t many other black people, then you will be familiar with The Nod. The Nod is just that: An almost imperceptible lowering of the head toward any other black person […]

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State senator arrested during protest in Ferguson

  Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested Monday night outside of Ferguson’s police department during another series of protest following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. Senator Nasheed was taken into custody, but further details were not immediately available. 

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