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Ferguson protesters named as runner-up for TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ award

The following piece is from TIME. It was written by Alex Altman. By: Alex Altman At the beginning, they just wanted to pay tribute. Neighbors stood on cracked sidewalks behind yellow police tape, watching the dead teen’s body bake for hours in the summer heat. They tried to scrub his blood from the pavement with […]

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We Don’t Just Need Nicer Cops. We Need Fewer Cops.

The following piece is from The Nation. It was written by Alex S. Vitale. By: Alex S. Vitale Protests against the recent police killings of unarmed black men and boys—Eric Garner and Akai Gurley in New York, Michael Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Ohio—have put the policing of communities of color […]

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Bar slammed for ‘six shot Mike Brown’ drink special

A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special named after slain black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting by a Ferguson police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations. 

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White reporter disses Kobe Bryant for wearing ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt, say he’s not ‘hood enough’

It started with Derrick Rose donning a shirt with the caption, “I can’t breathe” in support of Eric Garner protesters. Then other NBA players followed suit. Among them? Kobe Bryant.  But a white reporter feel that Bryant isn’t “hood enough” to sympathize with the plight of the average black person. 

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More CPS grads are getting college diplomas, though racial gaps persist

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The following piece is from Catalyst Chicago. It was written by Melissa Sanchez. By: Melissa Sanchez Back in 2006, Chicago researchers released a startling report on the post-secondary success of CPS students. The study ultimately concluded that just eight of every 100 high school freshmen would end up getting a college degree. The numbers were […]

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Lawsuit: Central Park Five want $52 million from state

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After winning a landmark $41 million settlement from New York City, the Central Park Five are looking to make the state of New York pay $52 million more for their unjust time behind bars. The five men, who were wrongfully jailed for years in the 1989 rape and assault of a woman jogging through Central […]

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Florida deputy shoots unarmed black man

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A white Florida deputy seriously injured an unarmed 28-year-old black man who had his hands up early Monday, according to witnesses. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings called for calm after news of the incident reached the public. 

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Illinois passes bill making it illegal to record police

Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police. 

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr., witnesses murder-suicide of friend, girlfriend

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun and shot his wife. After fatally shooting “Hit the Floor” actress Stephanie Moseley, rapper Earl Hayes then killed himself. 

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