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Justice for Renisha McBride: jury convicts Ted Wafer of second-degree murder

A jury convicted a suburban Detroit man of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Thursday in the killing of a 19-year-old unarmed woman who sought help after a car wreck on his porch last year. Theodore Wafer claimed self-defense and said that he feared for his life. 

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Rest in peace Eroni Kumana

Eroni Kumana isn’t a household name. But it definitely should be. The man is the reason why the America saw its 35th president. He died this week, and is being remembered for saving the life of former President John F. Kennedy during WWII. 

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Google exec calls this 20-year-old ‘the best technology reviewer on the planet’

20-year-old Marques Brownlee is “the best technology reviewer on the planet.” It’s true. Especially when it comes to explaining new technologies to the average consumer. In fact, Brownlee’s reviews are so good that Google VP Vic Gundotra even recognized him. 

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Video: ’72 Percent’ documentary takes on ‘epidemic’ of black single parent

According to statistics, 72 percent of African American children are born to single parents. A new documentary “72 Percent,” aims to analyze “beyond catastrophic” statistics through conversation about the effect of policies regarding welfare, social norms and celebrity examples on what they refer to as a “disturbing epidemic.”

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Kanye compares fight with paparazzi to Civil Rights movement

Kanye West has a lot of folks giving him the side eye after some pretty insulting comments by the star were made public recently. The “Jesus Walks” rapper ACTUALLY compared his plight as a celebrity with the paparazzi to that of the Civil Rights movement. 

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Report: emotionally disturbed man beat by New York police

Two FDNY EMTs who had to intervene to stop four NYPD police officers from beating a handcuffed patient on a stretcher have turned the cops over to authorities. The emotionally disturbed patient was punched multiple times in the face on July 20, according to FDNY documents. 

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White police officers arrested for murdering daughter’s black boyfriend

Two Tulsa, Oklahoma police officers were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a deadly shooting. Shannon Kepler, 54, and his wife Gina Kepler, 48, were taken into custody regarding the death of 19-year-old Jeremy Lake, a black teen who was dating their daughter.

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Wife of man who filmed Eric Garner incident arrested

Chrissie Ortiz, the wife of Ramsey Orta, the man who taped the NYPD’s assault of Eric Garner has been arrested for assault. 

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White people steal the show once again in film about Moses

Exodus: Gods and Kings is slated to be released in December of this year. While the story talks about the character of Moses, the film is receiving backlash for once again whitewashing its characters. 

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Guest Post

‘Chicagoland’ student talks life after being shot

When Fenger High School Principal Liz Dozier found out that another of her former students was shot and wounded, she quickly spread the news in a tweet that made headlines. “Fenger grad featured on CNN’s “Chicagoland” TV show shot,” the papers reported. 

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