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Friends help ‘Interrupters’ star Ameena Matthews battling cancer

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A Chicago-based activist whose violence-prevention work was featured in a critically acclaimed documentary has been diagnosed with cancer. Friends have started a fundraiser campaign in hopes of raising money for Ameena Matthews’ treatment. 

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Death of man who ‘baked to death’ in hot jail ruled accident

The death of a man who officials say “baked to death” while being held in a Rikers Island jail cell has been ruled accidental. The mentally ill former Marine died in a jail cell that had a 101-degree temperature. 

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Chris Brown offers advice to Ray Rice

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Singer Chris Brown has some words of advice for former NFL player Ray Rice regarding his domestic violence incident. During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown talked about his own history with violence in response to Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after TMZ Sports leaked a video showing […]

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Brown family lawyer blast St. Louis Post-Dispatch for ‘racist speculation’

The attorney representing the family of slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown is coming down on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for reporting “gossip and racist speculation” instead of news surrounding Brown’s death. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, is upset about the local paper’s pursuit of Brown’s juvenile […]

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Mother says son was killed by police because he was black

A Florida man is dead, and his mother says it’s due to the color of his skin. 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was killed by police on Wednesday. 

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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband

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A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during the encounter with police in Hollywood. 

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Ray Rice blames alcohol for elevator altercation, swears off drinking

Ray Rice says hard liquor acted as the fuel that triggered his elevator rage against his then-fiance Janay Palmer. The former Ravens running back also says he hasn’t touched the stuff in months. 

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Man says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him

Florida police have confirmed yet another run-in with George Zimmerman. According to officers, a man called 911 saying Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident. 

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Rebellious Maryland students bring more Confederate flags to school

Not even a week after a Maryland student was reprimanded for bringing a Confederate flag to school property, two more students have committed the same offense. A photo circling the Internet shows students at Glenelg High School raising the Confederate flag at the school’s football game last Friday. 

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Clip of the Day

Video: Sportscaster James Brown addresses domestic violence during broadcast

Sportscaster James Brown took the opportunity to speak about domestic violence before yesterday’s NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens.

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