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Update: Donald Sterling loses court battling in fight to keep Clippers

Donald Sterling has lost a court battle to his wife in an effort to stop her from selling the Los Angeles Clippers to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling was awarded a sweeping victory in a tentative oral decision handed down by Judge Michael Levanas, who rejected all of Donald Sterling’s arguments in the probate […]

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Petition calls for slave memorial in Washington D.C.

A Change.org petition is calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge slaves with a memorial. The petition, created by Craig Nessan, urges representatives to construct an African American slave memorial to acknowledge the contributions, trials and tribulations of our ancestors to the country. 

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Kendrick Johnson’s parents sue Georgia school system

The parents of a 17-year-old Georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled up gym mat at his high school is suing the district. Kendrick Johnson died in Jan. 2013. 

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Michele Roberts makes history by becoming NBPA’s first female executive director

The NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) has elected Michele Roberts as its executive director. Roberts will become the first woman to head a men’s professional athletic association in the US. Roberts was one of three people, and the only woman, who was a finalist for the executive director post. Roberts will take over a position vacated […]

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Report: Non-whites, women punished for promoting those like them

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, valuing diversity is frowned upon in Corporate America unless you’re a white man. The study found that women and people of color were punished when they promoted other women and people of color. 

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Video: Staten Island man dunks over NYPD car in memory of Eric Garner

A Staten Island man who was participating in a basketball tournament dunked over an NYPD squad car in memory of Eric Garner Friday evening.

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Guest Post

No one’s talking about how black businesses are powering Detroit’s resurgence

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post under the title, “Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit’s Resurgence, But No One’s Talking About It.” By: Kate Abby-Lambertz Detroit will mark the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing this Friday, and across the country,people are watching the city to see how it has survived the upheaval.

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Clip of the Day

BYP100′s Johnae Strong talks violence with Rolling Out

In 2014, more than 200 people have already lost their lives in Chicago. As the city continues to get a lot of attention for the amount of violence in the city, many are standing up in protest of the crimes.

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Stabbing suspect rejects ‘negro’ public defender

A man accused of stabbing a passenger as he exited a Lynx bus is Orlando denied the assistance of what he referred to as a “negro public defender.” Thomas Thorpe, 51, appeared before a judge and refused to have the black lawyer, or any public defender for that matter, represent him. 

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Man shot, paralyzed after parking ticket dispute with constable

It is likely that a Pennsylvania man will never walk again after being shot by a Lehigh County constable who was attempting to serve a warrant for unpaid parking tickets. The constable told NBC Philadelphia that he shot 38-year-old Kevin McCullers because he felt his life was in danger. 

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