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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces probe into Ferguson Police Department

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the launch of a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department. The investigation will be conducted by the Justice Department’s civil rights division. It will follow a process similar to the one used to investigate complaints of profiling and the use of excessive force in other […]

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BYP100 launches ‘Unapologetically Black’ t-shirt campaign

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has launched a new campaign. The UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK t-shirt campaign will support BYP100′s work to train, mobilize and organize young Black activists across the nation.

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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

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A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding […]

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Innocent North Carolina brothers freed after serving 30 years behind bars

North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate and his younger brother walked out as free men on Wednesday after serving 30 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Henry McCollum, 50, along with 46-year-old Leon Brown were freed from Maury Correctional Institution after DNA evidence showed an 11-year-old girl may have been raped […]

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At afro-centric schools, children thrive

The following post is from The Black Home School. It was written by Krystle Crossman. By: Krystle Crossman It is no secret that black youth are not getting the education that they need in schools that are not afro-centric. When they are placed in schools that meet their cultural needs as well as their educational […]

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Journalists requests for judge to release Michael Brown’s possible juvenile records

A Missouri judge is considering two media requests that would release any possible records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month. Juvenile records are confidential in Missouri, so it isn’t definitively known if Michael Brown was arrested before he legally became an adult. 

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Michael Sam signs with Dallas Cowboys practice squad

Michael Sam flew into Dallas Tuesday night and will take a physical for the Cowboys on Wednesday. If he passes, the Cowboys intend to sign him to their practice squad. 

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Ferguson’s police department facing $40 million lawsuit

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Five people who were arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri is suing the city’s police department for $40 million.  The federal lawsuit accuses police of using “wanton and excessive force” and treating citizens “as if they were war combatants.”

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Ted Wafer sentenced to 17 years for murder of Renisha McBride

A suburban Detroit man who shot and killed a teenage girl on his front porch as she sought help after a car wreck has been sentenced to 17 years behind bars. Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder in the Nov. 2 death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride was unarmed at the time. 

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Cee Lo Green apologizes for rape tweets

I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe. — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014 Musician Cee Lo Green apologized Tuesday night for “idiotic” tweets about rape, but didn’t actually acknowledge that he made the comments. The apology came in […]

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