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Symptoms of Ebola present in patient at Howard University Hospital

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. The patient recently traveled to the U.S. from Nigeria. 

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Feature: A New, Safer Chicago? End the Grass Gap

The following is from Huffington Post. It was written by BYP100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers. By: Charlene Carruthers The targeting of Black people in Chicago for minor marijuana possession is not making our city a safer place.

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Heisman candidate Todd Gurley falsely accused of assault, video shows white male committed crime

It turns out that Georgia star running back and Heisman Award candidate Todd Gurley was wrongfully accused of assault at a campus bar early Sunday morning. Athens-Clarke County police confirmed that the puncher was actually a white man. 

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Feature: ‘Sophia Tears’ a poem in memory of Sophia Brown

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This poem was originally featured on For Harriet. It was written by Candice Bledsoe in memory of slain black youth Sophia Brown. To read Brown’s story, click here. 

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After Mike Brown killing, voter registration surges in Ferguson

More than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Mo. have registered to vote since the death of Michael Brown — a sign of rising interest that may indicate that the city of 21,000 is ready for change. Since Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot and killed Brown, 18, voter registration booths and cards have popped up […]

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Officials: civil rights charges against George Zimmerman unlikely

It is unlikely that the Justice Department will bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The news comes in response to allegations that the killing was racially motivated. 

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Teacher fired for defending 9-year-old who was called n-word by bullies

An Arizona teacher has lost her job for defending a fourth-grader from bullies who harassed him with racist words. Pam Aister, a 25-year veteran, was booted from her position at Four Peaks Elementary School after administrators said she was too harsh on the group of boys who called Malachi Gillis a monkey, crackhead and the […]

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California equalizes state’s drug sentencing

California has adopted legislation that will eliminate drug sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine possession convictions. The disparity is found to disproportionately burden people of color, and contribute to racial discrimination in the state’s prison system. 

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Events

Transgender activist CeCe McDonald to speak at the University of Chicago this month

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Transgender activist CeCe McDonald will address racism, transphobia and incarceration faced by transgender women of color during a keynote speech at the University of Chicago on Wednesday Oct. 15. The program is hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the Institute of Politics. It is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, […]

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Residents in St. Louis call for Young Thug to be banned from performing in city

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Rapper Young Thug has upset some residents of St. Louis after making very apathetic comments about what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri in response to Mike Brown’s death. In fact, residents are so upset that they want him banned from performing in the city. 

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