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Report: U.S. life expectancy gap between whites and blacks shrinks in most states

  According to a report released by the researchers at McGill University, the life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in America is shrinking in most states. The study, led by Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Sam Harper, analyzed data collected from 1990-2009.

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Woman beat by officer on highway speaks out for first time

A Los Angeles woman who was severely beaten by a CHP police officer on the side of a freeway is speaking out. Marlene Pinnock said she feared for her life as the officer pummeled her during an incident that was captured on a cell phone video. 

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Rioting breaks out in Ferguson over Michael Brown shooting

Tensions reached a boiling point Sunday evening following the death of an unarmed teen shot by a police officer. The violence ensued after a scheduled rally and vigil in the wake of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Brown, who was unarmed, was shot to death by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on Saturday.

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An unarmed Michael Brown shot by police, sparks community outrage

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has sparked outrage both on social media and within community in which he lived. 18-year-old Michael Brown lost his life after an alleged altercation with police in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. 

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BYP100′s Malcolm London & Luvvie Ajayi make The Root’s ’30 Viral Voices Under 30′

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Luvvie Ajayi are among The Root’s “30 Viral Voices Under 30.” The list celebrates “cool kids” of the Internet, such as journalists, humorists and activists under 30 who shape our daily conversations. 

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Church denies family funeral because man was gay

  Julie Atwood was standing at her son’s casket when the phone rang. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, the place where her son’s funeral was to be held the following day, was on the other line. What they told her was shocking.

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Family of 6-year-old boy viciously attacked by pit bull starts GoFundMe campaign for doctor bills

The family of a 6-year-old Chicago boy who was viciously attacked by a pit bull on Aug. 4 while at a children’s birthday party has started a GoFundMe campaign to help with his medical expenses. Lenard Armani Mckinnis was playing by a jumping bean in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood when two stray dogs came […]

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Philly woman who carried licensed gun into New Jersey facing up to 11.5 years in prison

A Philadelphia mother of two is facing up to 11 years in prison after police in New Jersey found a licensed gun in her vehicle when they pulled her over for a minor traffic offense.  Shaneen Allen was traveling through the state and says she was not aware of the state’s gun laws. 

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Study: whites support harsher criminal laws if mostly blacks are getting arrested

According to a new study, white people support harsher criminal laws as long as blacks are the ones getting arrested. The findings come after whites were presented with evidence that our criminal justice system disproportionately targets black people. 

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New app helps determine ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

SketchFactor is now available in app stores. The app uses user data to determine the “sketchiness” of certain neighborhoods and areas. Despite the fact that the racial makeup of an area will more than likely play a part in which areas are deemed “sketchy” by users, the app is a finalist for the NYC BigApps competition, and […]

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