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After amazing performance at World Cup, Tim Howard ‘randomly’ drug tested

  The U.S. lost to Belgium in the 2014 World Cup Tuesday evening, but despite that fact, USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard gave an absolutely amazing performance. So amazing that some suggested that FIFA drug test him after the game. As it turns out, the organization did “randomly” test Howard. 

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Senior citizen jailed over $500 debt

A 73-year-old retiree was taken away in handcuffs after failing to pay a $508.27 debt to a local contractor. Iheanyi D. Okoroafor was detained on June 11. 

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Vice Admiral makes history, becomes first 4-star female admiral

In December, it was announced that Michelle Howard would become the Navy’s first female to receive a fourth star ranking of full admiral. Howard’s ranking became official on Tuesday when she said goodbye to her position as Vice Admiral. 

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Events

Chicago Film festival tells stories of black LGBTQ community

For two days residents and visitors of Chicago will have the chance to experience unique films dedicated to showcasing works by and about the Black LGBTQ/SGL (same gender loving) community. The Black Alphabet Film Festival, hosted by the non profit Black Alphabet, features a series of independent films that tell the stories of black LGBTQ members. 

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Ruling: officer who killed Oscar Grant cleared of lawsuit

Johannes Mehserle, the transit officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant in 2009, will not have to pay damages to Grant’s father. Mehersle had been convicted of manslaughter in 2010 and was released in 2011. The lawsuit was brought by Oscar Grant’s father, Oscar Grant, Jr. The Bay Area Transit Authority (BART) had previously settled […]

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Residents, city officials celebrate Whole Foods ground breaking ceremony in Englewood

Six years ago, Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas to push for retailers to bring their business to Chicago’s Englewood community. She came away with nothing. 

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their looks, but who they are as a whole. […]

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Louis Vuitton sued over manager’s slave comment about African employees

Fashion house Louis Vuitton is facing a lawsuit after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee that “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.” Sales associate Oliver Koffi claims he was in the stock room packing shoes for a customer when his manager began the rant in front […]

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Fast food worker says she was forced to clean floors, bathrooms with toothbrush

A woman who was employed at a Houston Whataburger says she was forced to clean the establishment’s floors, dining areas and bathrooms with a toothbrush. Whitney Clark says the orders came from her manager. 

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50 years ago today: In memory of the Civil Rights movement

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The act is one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. The law made it illegal to discriminate against citizens on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; ending school, work and public building discrimination. 

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