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Magic Johnson: ‘Give Danny Ferry another chance’

  In a series of tweets, NBA legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson said that he believes that Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry deserves a second chance. Ferry, who is on a leave of absence for racist comments he read aloud from a 2012 email about Miami Heat small forward Luol Deng.

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14-year-old Louisiana teen killed by police

A 14-year-old boy is dead after an encounter with Louisiana police.  The incident happened in Terrebonne Parish after deputies were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. pm on Tuesday. 

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NBA star Derrick Rose donates $1 million to After School Matters program

Teens in Chicago’s After School Matters program will get a boost from the NBA’s Derrick Rose. The MVP and three-time Chicago Bulls All-Star is donating $1 million to the Chicago-based non-profit organization which is devoted to providing “innovative out-of-school programs for teenagers.”

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Jury begins review of fatal John Crawford III shooting

A grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the racially charged case of a fatal shooting inside an Ohio Wal-Mart store. A timetable has not been made public on how long it will take to present evidence to Greene County jurors or how long it may take them to make a decision on whether the […]

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Deputies who killed homeless preacher on trial for murder

Five Denver sheriff’s deputies are on trial for the murder of a homeless street preacher who died during an altercation with the officers in 2010. The trial comes amid calls for a federal investigation of the department over other high-profile abuse cases. 

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Video: anchor who quit live on-air explains reason behind ‘F*** It’ exit

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A local news anchor whose unconventional way of leaving her job went viral has come forward, explaining why she quit. Charlo Greene, a reporter for Anchorage, Alaska’s KTVA, announced on air that she would be leaving her job to focus on marijuana legalization in the state.

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Man sues NYC after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than a decade

A man who spent 13 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted is suing the city of New York. Johnnie O’Neal, 54, was convicted in 1984 of raping and robbing a woman at knifepoint on the rooftop of the Frederick Douglass Houses on the Upper West Side. He sued the city of Monday for the […]

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Michael Brown memorial burned down

A memorial dedicated to the memory of a slain Ferguson, Missouri teen has been burned down. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was fatally wounded by a white police officer on Aug. 9 as he walked home. A huge memorial of stuffed animals, T-shirts, posters, and other items grew in two places — in […]

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Justice for Jordan Davis: jury selection begins for Michael Dunn retrial

The retrial of a Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed teenager to death after asking him and his friends to turn down their music in a gas station parking lot, began Monday with jury selection. Michael Dunn, 47, was found guilty on three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of firing into […]

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Feature: The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs. white child-rearing

The following post is from Salon.com. It was written by Brittney Cooper. By: Brittney Cooper In college, I once found myself on the D.C. metro with one of my favorite professors. As we were riding, a young white child began to climb on the seats and hang from the bars of the train. His mother […]

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