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Ras Baraka clinches Newark mayoral seat

Yesterday, Ras Baraka claimed the mayoral seat of Newark, NJ. Baraka, a councilman and activist, beat law professor Shavar Jeffries for the seat left vacant by Cory Booker, who is now a senator in Washington. Baraka won 54% of the vote.

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Family to file complaint after video of cop kicking handcuffed teen surfaces

The family of a Florida teen is moving forward with a formal complaint against the Boynton Beach Police Department after a video surfaced showing an officer kicking the teen while he was handcuffed.

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Video: Magic Johnson responds to Donald Sterling attack

Magic Johnson has responded to remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In a bizarre interview with Anderson Cooper that aired Monday, Sterling questioned Johnson’s character, as well as his contributions to the African American community.  During an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Johnson made the following statement:

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NFL player Don Jones fined for Michael Sam tweet

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount on Sunday after sending a negative tweet about Michael Sam. Sam became the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft. Jones, will also undergo educational training in light of his actions.

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377 rounds fired into vehicle with unarmed men in Florida by cops

On December 10, more than two dozen police officers from Miami Dade County fired 377 rounds into a blue Volve, killing two unarmed men. The car was wedged between a light pole and a tree. The two men inside survived the first 50 rounds of gunfire from cops according to witnesses who said they could […]

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Shonda Rhimes seals 8-figure deal with ABC

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Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has signed a new 4-year deal extension with ABC. The deal is said to be valued at 8 figures. 

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Man freed after serving 34 years for crime he didn’t commit

A man convicted of killing a woman in 1979 was released from prison on Monday after prosecutors noted misconduct in the case. Reginald Adams has spent the last 34 years behind bars for the death of Cathy Ulfers, the wife of a New Orleans police officer. His conviction was based on a false testimony of […]

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Mothers of children killed by cops call for closer look at death of Ramarley Graham

In 2012, 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by NYPD officer Richard Haste inside of his home in the Bronx. He was unarmed, and the officer was not indicted. This past Friday, mothers who lost children to police gathered for a Mother’s Day Rally urging the Justice Department to take a closer look at […]

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Committee reviews arrest of 9-year-old girl in Portland

The arrest of a 9-year-old girl in Portland last year has prompted a committee to review the case. The girl was handcuffed and taken to a police station without a parent or guardian after being questioned by police about a fight. 

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Guest Post

It’s time to stop profiling LGBT people of color

The following post originally appeared on The Root, and was written by Benjamin Todd Jealous and Andrea Ritchie. The piece’s original title is “It’s Time to End Profiling of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color.” By: Benjamin Todd Jealous and Andrea Ritchie A  few years ago in New York City, a 17-year-old black […]

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