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Chicago police captain convicted of torturing blacks receives $4,000 monthly pension

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled (4-3) in favor that Jon Burge, a former Chicago police captain accused of overseeing the torture of hundreds of people of color, will get to keep his monthly pension of $4,000. 

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‘Negro’ still an acceptable term to use when referencing blacks in U.S. Army

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The term “negro” faded in the late 1960s, but U.S. Army regulations still allow for black soldiers to be labeled with it. 

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Update: Woman abducted safely returned to family, suspect in custody

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A Philadelphia woman whose abduction was captured on a surveillance video has been safely returned to her family. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey made the announcement Wednesday evening. 

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7-year-old Blake Ansari makes Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist for 2014 list

7-year-old Blake Ansari is a force to be reckoned with. Earlier this year, we talked about the amazing work that Blake is doing to make his city better. Now, we are pleased to announce that Ansari is a proud honoree on the Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist list for 2014. Details of the program can be […]

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Open letter from Ferguson protestors and allies

The following piece is from STL American. It was written by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and their allies. By: Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and their allies A group of 20 Ferguson protestors and allies posted this open letter to the community regarding the upcoming Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson, signing their work only using their […]

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Comedian Artie Lang fires off racist, sexist tweets about Cari Champion

  Cari Champion is known for hosting ESPN’s First Take, but now she’s been wrapped up in a mess that should have never even happened thanks to comedian Artie Lange. Lange, who obviously finds Champion attractive, took to Twitter to rant about his “fantasies” involving the sports commentator.  WARNING: The tweets contain offensive language that is NSW.

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$47,000 reward offered for return of missing Philadelphia woman

A $47,000 reward has been offered for the safe return of a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman who was kidnapped a couple of days ago.  Carlesha Freeland-Gaither was last seen around 9:40 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Coulter Street. Authorities released a chilling video of her abduction in hopes of generating leads. 

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Police gearing up for riots ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson

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Police in Ferguson are gearing up for riots that may ensue after a grand jury’s decision on whether to charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Officers are loading up on riot gear and taking refresher courses on constitutional rights in the event that Ferguson police Officer Darren […]

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Lupita graces cover of Glamour’s ‘Women of the Year’ issue

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We’re just about ready for the next Oscar season, but Lupita Nyong’o’s year isn’t over yet. The award-winning actress was named one of Glamour magazine’s 2014 Women of the Year and the rising star graced the magazine’s December issue. 

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Black Republicans Mia Love and Tim Scott make history

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Mia Love made history by becoming the GOP’s first black female in Congress last night when she won Utah’s 4th House district. Tim Scott did too, by becoming the south’s first black Senator since Reconstruction. 

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