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Authorities delay releasing name of officer who killed Michael Brown due to death threats

Authorities delayed revealing the identity of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager three days ago in Ferguson, Missouri. Threats against the officer on social media was cited as reason for the delay. 

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13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis leads baseball team to World Series

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13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, a Little League pitcher, threw a complete shutout Sunday that advanced the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia to the Little League World Series. Davis, who throws an impressive 70 mph fastball and curveball, is just one of 16 girls who have played in the Little League World Series in the past 67 years. 

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Obama releases statement on passing of Robin Williams, but stays mum about Michael Brown death despite White House petition

Less than three hours after the death of actor/comedian Robin Williams, President Obama issued a warm tribute to the legendary entertainer. “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between,” the statement  read. As touching as that is for the millions who […]

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City’s first openly lesbian councilwoman called ‘filth’ and ‘dirt’ during meetings

An openly gay city council member was called “filth” and “dirt” due to her sexual orientation by a heckler at a public meeting last month. The comments were directed at Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, Richmond California’s first openly lesbian councilwoman. 

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Black UIC employee accuses staff of racism

A black employee at the University of Illinois at Chicago says his job was made a “living hell” due to taunts by co-workers. Chuck Conner, 49, who is a mechanic at the institution, says he’s received a black Santa Claus and a rope in the form of a noose while working there. 

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Guest Post

We Charge Genocide: From Gaza to The Bronx

The following post was written by guest contributor Lamont Lilly. He is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press and organizer with Workers World Party. He has contributed to The Root, Truthout, Counter Punch and Common Dreams, among others. He resides in Durham, NC. Follow him on Twitter @LamontLilly. By Lamont Lilly This article is dedicated to […]

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African Americans protest media portrayals of black victims with #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag

  In the wake of the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown, African-Americans have taken to Twitter to highlight how the media portrays blacks if they should become victims of police shootings.

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Teacher who was called ‘white trash’ wins $350,000 lawsuit

A former Maryland teacher has won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white. In his lawsuit against the Prince County George’s school board, Jon Everhart alleged that a black principal forced him out of his job because of his race.

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Report: U.S. life expectancy gap between whites and blacks shrinks in most states

  According to a report released by the researchers at McGill University, the life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in America is shrinking in most states. The study, led by Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Sam Harper, analyzed data collected from 1990-2009.

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Woman beat by officer on highway speaks out for first time

A Los Angeles woman who was severely beaten by a CHP police officer on the side of a freeway is speaking out. Marlene Pinnock said she feared for her life as the officer pummeled her during an incident that was captured on a cell phone video. 

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