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NFL Players Union files appeal on behalf of Ray Rice

The NFL Players Union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension on Wednesday. Rice was originally suspended for two games in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after being charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiance. 

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California professor committed to improving strained relationship between police, black community wins prestigious genius grant

A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its tense relationship with the black community is among 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” The Chicago -based foundation announced the 2014 recipients on Wednesday, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they want. 

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Feature: ‘A National Admissions Office’ For Low-Income Strivers

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The following post is from the New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt. By: David Leonhardt Arianna Trickey was opening a piece of mail in her bedroom during junior year of high school when a pamphlet fell out of the envelope. The pamphlet seemed to offer the impossible: the prospect of a full […]

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Maryland man sues police department for $35 million

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A Baltimore man is suing the city’s police department for $35 million. The lawsuit follows the release of surveillance video showing 32-year-old Kollin Truss and a police officer involved in a physical altercation. 

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Report: Law enforcement in Los Angeles kill about one person a week

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According to a report released by the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, law enforcement in the city kill on average about one person a week. Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have lost their lives at the hands of police. 

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Trial set for cop who fatally shot Rekia Boyd

A trial has been set for a Chicago police detective who fatally shot an unarmed woman in 2012. Dante Servin has been indicted on criminal charges that he recklessly opened fire at a group of people while off-duty. He said that he feared for his life after he saw a man point a gun at […]

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Vikings go back on decision, bans Adrian Peterson from playing

Two days after announcing that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could return to practice with the squad, the NFL team has reversed their decision. Peterson, who was indicted last week on a felony child-abuse charge, was placed on exempt/commissioner’s permission list. The move prevents him from taking part in any team activities indefinitely. 

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Feature: Black Women Are Already Dead in America

The following post was written by Kali Nicole Gross and appears on the Huffington Post’s website.  By; Kali Nicole Gross A mix of outrage, horror and despair probably best describes many people’s responses to the recent coverage of and reactions to the violent assault of black women. It conjures up questions about how race may […]

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Video: Lupita Nyong’o's Sesame Street appearance is a must watch

During a special guest appearance on “Sesame Street” Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o made us all proud. During a skit with Elmo, Nyong’o talked about all of the great things about her skin. 

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Adrian Peterson: ‘I am not a child abuser’

After being reinstated to the NFL, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement in response to child abuse allegations.  Peterson took to his Twitter account to voice his thoughts on accusations of child abuse after images surfaced of his 4-year-old son being severely bruised after being disciplined by the star.

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