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Report: Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person

According to a report released by the ACLU, Florida has never executed a white person for killing a black person since allowing the death penalty in 1976. 84 Floridians have been executed since 1976. 

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Update: lost Malaysia Airlines flight path altered by computer

A missing Malaysia Airlines flight may have been diverted from its original path via computer.  Flight 370 has been missing since March 8. 

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Guest submission: Why…some thoughts

By: Mark Eubanks How long do we have to walk on this earth? Why is it that you’re assigned a death day the day of your birth? Why do people always strive to make it to the top and sit on the throne, not realizing that u won’t sit up there long if you got […]

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All white high school team wins game, racists ‘white power’ tweets follow

Disturbingly racist tweets followed a Michigan high school basketball team’s win on Thursday. Several students at Howell high, a predominantly white school, are now facing disciplinary action for their “white power” tweets after the boy’s team beat Grand Blanc. 

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Father who shot teen in daughter’s bedroom unlikely to face charges

A Houston father who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy after finding him inside of his daughter’s bedroom early Thursday will most likely not be charged. A grand jury still has to review the case. The father, who was only identified as a 55-year-old in reports, was awaken by his son around 2:20 a.m. He was told […]

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Arrested: Chris Brown held without bond

Chris Brown has been arrested. The 24-year-old singer was taken into custody for violating his probation stemming from the 2009 assault charge against Rihanna.

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With just 35 students, Morris Brown remains open

Morris Brown College lost its accreditation in 2003. They also lost most of their student population. But during a time when the future of many HBCUs remains unclear, the institution remains open with just 35 students.

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St. Louis man records police officers as they harass, seek to plant evidence on him

A north St. Louis man claims he was unfairly targeted, harassed and detained by police officers. 21-year-old Terry Robinson said officers saw him outside in the Blair neighborhood, handcuffed him and pretended to drive back to the police station. 

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Free Marissa: Color of Change calls for firing of Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey

Marissa Alexander remains free on bond pending a new trial regarding the firing of a warning shot over the head of her abusive husband. The case has garnered national attention, with not just Florida’s stand your ground law at the forefront, but also Alexander’s story. The domestic violence survivor and mother of three was sentenced […]

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Report: blacks, students with disabilities suspended from school at alarming rates

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According to a set of reports by 26 experts, African-American students and those suffering from disabilities are suspended at “hugely disproportionate rates compared to white students.” The report was compiled by the Discipline Disparities Research-to-Practice Collaborative, which includes experts from fields such as advocacy, policy, social science and law. 

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