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‘Exodus’ director addresses casting controversy

In response to criticism that he white-washed his film Exodus, director Ridley Scott talked about why he chose all white actors for his film. Christian Bale was tapped to play the lead role of Moses, and the rest of the cast is as white as they come despite the movie being based in Africa. 

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Instead of arrests, Ferguson protesters get meeting with U.S. Attorney

When a group of Ferguson, Missouri protesters marched on the office of U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan on Tuesday, they expected to be arrested. Instead, they met with Callahan face-to-face for an hour.

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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field. But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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Happy birthday Michael! King of Pop honored with celebrations at childhood home

Celebrations for Michael Jackson’s birthday kicked off on Thursday in his native city of Gary, Indiana. What started off as just a simple block party has morphed into an annual three-day festival that stretches beyond 2300 Jackson St. in honor of the King of Pop.

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Black cop files police brutality lawsuit

Every year, the Philadelphia Police Department receives scores of brutality lawsuits. But it is unusual for a police officer to make those charges. In a suit filed earlier this week, the unthinkable happened. Sgt. Brandon Ruff filed charges against the department. 

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Events

Black Star Project to host 4th Annual Million Father March back to school parade

On Saturday, black fathers across the nation will united for the Million Father March. The march, organized by fathers across the country, is supported by men, women and adults from all ethnic backgrounds. It promotes’ fathers’ active involvement with their children’s education and overall well-being throughout the school year. 

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Donald Glover to play Spiderman, the animated version

Well it’s finally happening–almost. Community star Donald Glover expressed interest in playing the lead role in The Amazing Spiderman in 2010. His fans took his request pretty seriously, and launched a social media campaign complete with a #donald4spiderman hashtag to make this a reality.  The role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, but now, Glover is finally getting his […]

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Attorney: John Crawford III shot in back as he talked to girlfriend on cell phone in Walmart

Surveillance video from an Ohio Walmart shows that a man fatally shot by police earlier this month had his back turned to officers and was talking on a cell phone. John Crawford III died Aug. 5 after Beavercreek police responded to calls of an armed man at the store. Crawford was unarmed at the time […]

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Video: St. Paul police allegedly Taser, arrest man for ‘sitting while black’

Video has surfaced of St. Paul, MN police allegedly tasering and arresting a man for “sitting while black.” In a video posted to YouTube, the entire interaction between the unidentified man, who is filming with his cell phone, and police officers takes place. 

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Jackie Robinson West member to receive 4-year scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation, in partnership with U.S. Cellular and the Ford Motor Company Fund, announced it will present a four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarship to a member of the Jackie Robinson West League.

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