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Pennsylvania restaurant calls customer the n-word, says it’s a ‘joke’

A Pennsylvania restaurant says one of its employees was “joking” when they printed the n-word on a black customer’s receipt. Marquis Moore was about to consume an order of wings from Zembie’s Sports Tavern in Harrisburg when he noticed the word printed near the check number instead of his name. 

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In the Struggle Against Police Violence, the Youth Shall Lead

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The following post is from The Nation. It was written by Mychal Denzel Smith. By: Mychal Denzel Smith More than 50,000 people marched on the streets of New York City this past Saturday, December 13, to protest the two recent grand jury decisions—in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City—not to indict the police officers […]

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Key witness in Ferguson caught lying multiple times

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According to a report by The Smoking Gun, a key witness in the Michael Brown shooting case lied about pretty much everything.  Sandra McElroy, known as “Witness 40,” testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel Darren Wilson before charging at him “like a football player, head down.” 

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Supreme court to hear juvenile cases involving sentencing without parole

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether hundreds of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole deserve a chance to be resentenced. 

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Authorities push for Assata Shakur to finish life sentence in U.S.

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New Jersey state authorities said they hope the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama will aid the capture and return of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who escaped prison and fled to the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper. 

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On Celings Made of Glass

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Shonda Rhimes. By: Shonda Rhimes Shonda Rhimes at THR’s Power Woman Breakfast 2014 When my publicist called to tell me that I was receiving this honor, I screwed up my face and I said, “Are you sure? Me?” And he said, “Yes.” And I said, […]

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Autopsy: Tamir Rice death ruled a homicide

The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally wounded by a police officer as he played in a park has been ruled a homicide.

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Proposed bill would allow doctors, EMTs to refuse to treat gay patients

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Doctors and EMTs in Michigan may soon be able to refuse to treat gay patients. That’s if a proposed bill approved by the state’s Republican-led House of Representatives becomes law. 

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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Michel du Cille dead at 58

Michel du Cille, a celebrated Washington Post photojournalist has passed away. He was 58. 

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Latinos & Police Abuse

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The following piece is from Univision. It was written by David R. Ayón. By: David R. Ayón Unfortunately missing from the raging national debate over recurrent police killings of African American men and boys — defined as an issue pitting blacks against whites — is the question of where other minority groups stand. This omission is particularly […]

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