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No indictment in Michael Brown shooting death

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A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager will not be indicted for the teen’s murder. Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after an encounter with Officer Darren Wilson. 

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Video: Men run 550 miles in honor of Mike Brown, attend memorial

Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills ran an average of 35 miles a day in honor of slain teen Mike Brown. The men, who hail from Atlanta, journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri to attend Brown’s memorial on Nov. 3. 

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Marissa Alexander takes 3 year plea deal

Facing a possible 60 years behind bars for firing a gun at her estranged husband, Marissa Alexander has agreed to a plea deal that ends the four-year criminal case against her. 

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Marion Barry dead at 78

Marion Barry Jr., the civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, has died. He was 78. 

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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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I Have No Words for Tamir Rice.

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The following piece is from Water Cooler Convos. It was written by Jenn Jackson. By: Jenn Jackson Can I have that toy shooter Mommy?” “No.” “Why?” “Because you’re Black.”

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Black Women: Successful And Still Unmarried

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The following piece is from NPR. It was written by Tell Me More. By: Tell Me More Blog If you are a black woman with an advanced degree, there’s a good chance you’ve never been married. New research from Yale University suggests that highly educated black women are twice as likely to have never been married by […]

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12-year-old boy murdered by Cleveland police officer over air gun

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A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about someone possessing a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be an air gun. Authorities said the weapon that Tamir Rice had looked very much like a real firearm. 

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Unarmed man fatally shot by police in Brooklyn

A rookie NYPD officer shot and killed a 28-year-old unarmed man in a dark stairwell late Thursday night. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn, appeared to be unprovoked. 

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Getting Beyond Ferguson

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by David M. Kennedy. By: David M. Kennedy Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is […]

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