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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dead at 76

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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful conviction became an international symbol of racial inequity, has died at 76. Carter, who suffered from prostate cancer, passed away in his sleep Sunday. 

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Update: Ohio teacher loses job for racist comment

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A suburban Cincinnati teacher has been fired after making a racist remark to a black student. Gil Voigt had been teaching science at Fairfield Freshman School since 2000. He has been on unpaid leave since December when he told a black student who had stated that he wished to follow in President Obama’s footsteps that […]

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Student denied admission to University of Michigan, holds protest for appeal of decision

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A 17-year-old high school senior has staged a protest after getting rejected from the University of Michigan. Brooke Kimbrough says she always dreamed of attending the school, believes she was rejected due to racial inequity. 

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2 teens murdered over Facebook argument

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Two Chicago teens were shot to death Saturday over a Facebook dispute, the mother of one of the victims said Saturday night. 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on the city’s southeast side. 

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Report: White Nationalist website linked to nearly 100 hate crimes

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According to a report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, people charged with the murders of nearly 100 people are all linked to a single far right white nationalist website. Stormfront.org says it promotes values of “the embattled white minority.” Users include Anders Behring Breivik, who in 2011, killed 77 people in a Norway […]

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Chris Brown trial slated for Monday

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R&B sensation Chris Brown is set to appear in court Monday on charges of an alleged assault outside a hotel in Washington. If convicted, Brown could face up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000. 

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Events

Black Men United sponsors ‘No Murders in May’ Mother’s Day luncheon

Black Men United, in partnership with the Goodwill Industries of Omaha and Risen Son Baptist Church is calling for the city of Omaha to stop killing one another for at least one month. Instead of traditional Mother’s Day gifts, the organization is hoping that city residents with give the gift of No Murders in May this […]

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Petition calls for closer look into firing of black teachers

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Over 6,000 teachers lost their jobs due to restructuring within the Chicago Public School system. Now, a group of black teachers is calling for an investigation into the practice, claiming that thousands of African American educators are unfairly targeted.  A Change.org petition, created by Rosita Chatonda of Chicago, states that similar trends are happening in […]

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BYP 100′s Edward James, civil rights activists call for firing of Angela Corey

Edward James and other members of BYP 100 joined thousands of protesters on Tallahassee on Thursday. The civil rights groups demanded justice for Marissa Alexander. 

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Lawsuit: police shot unarmed man in back

An off-duty San Antonio police officer shot an unarmed black man to death as he walked away from a restaurant drive-through. In court, parents of Marquis Jones, 23, sued the city, Officer Robert Encina, Quinonez Foodservice, Chacho’s 8614 Perrin Beitel Ltd. and John Burke, president of Quinonez and Chacho’s. 

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