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New York Post claims Eric Garner’s mother asked NYPD for special favors

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The mother of a 43-year-old New York man whose death was ruled a homicide after an encounter with police is saying that she never requested “special favors” from police. Gwen Carr, a Staten Island resident, responded to a New York Post report that Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre arranged to have police fixed a bad headlight and the […]

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Guest Post

Lenny Lacy: A New Generation’s Strange Fruit

By: Lamont Lilly “The nineteenth century lynch mob cuts off ears, toes and fingers, strips off flesh and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.”  ~Ida B. Wells Lennon Lacy did not hang himself; he was lynched!  He did not commit suicide; he was murdered!  Capturing the correct language is so critical […]

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Jackie Robinson West makes front of Kellogg’s cereal box

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The members of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West’s Little League team continue to make us proud. This time by appearing on the front of the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal box. 

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Raven-Symone pins open letter in response to cyber-bullies

Actress Raven-Symone penned an open letter in response to bullying she has received after she told Oprah during an interview that she does not consider herself African American. The former Cosby kid posted the letter to her Facebook page.

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Black and missing: these two Chicago teens have been missing since the summer

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding two 15-year-old Chicago girls who have been missing since the summer. Destiny “Sweetie” Wilson was last seen June 15 at her home in the 2300 block of North Ashland in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

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Featured Article

An anti-Ebola march in SW Philadelphia: “I’m a West African – not a virus.”

The following piece is from Philly. It was written by Jeff Gammage. By: Jeff Gammage Practically everyone at the march had a story about people who refused to shake hands or moved to another bus seat when they realized they were near a Liberian. “Once they hear our accent, people try to avoid us,” said […]

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Charles Barkley: ‘unintelligent blacks hold race back’

Sports commentator Charles Barkley hasn’t come across a sensitive topic that he will not touch, and now he has voiced his opinion on what he calls a “dirty, dark secret” in the African-American community. During an interview with a radio station in Philadelphia, Barkley expounded on claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was disliked […]

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Guest Post

Nigger

By: Terrence Chappell I’m starting to suspect that white people and the word nigger are mutually exclusive. Of course I’m joking, but what is it about this term that seems to attract such constant diction among a select few of Anglos? Out of an entire privileged life of yeses and open doors, is it because usage of this […]

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7 months later: search continues for missing 8-year-old D.C. girl

Volunteers gathered to resume a massive search for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl this past weekend. Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 1, and has been missing for more than 7 months. 

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Low-income students get a little help with college loans

The Department of Education announced changes to its Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program last week. The Department says the rule will help more students and families pay for college, and ensure that they have the proper tools and resources to make sound decisions about financing their education. 

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