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Video: Michigan police fatally shoot man 46 times

Graphic new video of a homeless man fatally shot by Michigan police in 2012 has been released. Milton Hall, 49, was facing eight members of the Saginaw police force and a K-9 dog in a parking lot. Hall, who was mentally ill, was holding a pen knife. Officers fired 46 shots at Hall as he died […]

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Halloween lynching display removed from Fort Campbell home

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An offensive Halloween display in Fort Campbell, KY has been removed. The display featured a black family hanging from a tree in the front yard. City officials were alerted to the display and had it removed.

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Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson expected to step down

According to government officials, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri is expected to step down as part of the city’s effort to reform the police department. But Chief Thomas Jackson and the city’s mayor say the claims are false. 

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Chadwick Bosman to star as Marvel’s first black superhero, company also set to debut first female hero

Marvel Studios announced several new films set to debut over the next couple of years, and one of them features its very first black superhero. 42 and Get On Up actor Chadwick Boseman has been tapped for the lead role. 

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Featured Article

‘Born and raised’ Texans forced to prove identities under new voter ID law

The following post is from The Guardian. It was written by Ed Pilkington. By: Ed Pilkington Eric Kennie is a Texan. He is as Texan as the yucca plants growing outside his house. So Texan that he has never, in his 45 years, travelled outside the state. In fact, he has never even left his […]

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The Official Michael Brown Autopsy Report Doesn’t Say What the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Says It Does

The following piece is from Daily Kos. It was written by Chameo. By: Chameo “Autopsy of Michael Brown indicates he reached for cop’s gun and had pot in system.” Yesterday as our little group was preparing to stand in solidarity with Ferguson for the national October 22 Day Against Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization […]

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News Flash

Two Bronx boys attacked, called ‘Ebola’ due to health scare

On Friday, a group of students in New York attacked two of their peers while yelling “Ebola” at the brothers who had recently returned from Senegal. The New York Department of Education confirmed the incident occurred. The boys were pushed and shoved. 

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Events

National ‘Wear Orange’ protest in opposition of mass incarceration to be held October 30

  On October 30 people across the country will wear orange as a symbol of their stance against mass incarceration. Protesters will take to streets, high schools, college campuses and public transportation to challenge other to join the opposition of the oppressive system of mass incarceration. 

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The White Problem

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Quinn Norton. By: Quinn Norton This is Part One of a Series on Whiteness. (Part Two)Politically, the Negro is the touchstone of the modern democratic idea. The presence of the Negro puts our democracy to the proof and reveals the falsity of it.” — Hubert Harrison, 1911I’m not […]

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New York Post claims Eric Garner’s mother asked NYPD for special favors

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The mother of a 43-year-old New York man whose death was ruled a homicide after an encounter with police is saying that she never requested “special favors” from police. Gwen Carr, a Staten Island resident, responded to a New York Post report that Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre arranged to have police fixed a bad headlight and the […]

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