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Man who recorded Eric Garner chokehold arrested

Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the NYPD putting Eric Garner in a chokehold–an act which was recently deemed a homocide–has been arrested on gun possession charges. 

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Justice for Renisha: medical examiner called to stand in Ted Wafer trial

Renisha McBride would have needed to consume 10 to 11 shots of vodka in an hour to get her blood-alcohol level to when it was when she lost her life on a Dearborn Heights, Michigan porch. At least that’s what former Chief Wayne County Medical Examiner Dr. Werner Spitz told jurors during testimony in Theodore […]

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Violet Palmer, first female NBA referee comes out, marries partner

Violet Palmer, the first woman NBA referee, has decided to marry her partner of 20 years. Although the NBA has known about Palmer’s sexuality since at least 2007, this marks Palmer’s public coming out. Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine today.

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Is this popular club racist, one black woman thinks so

An African-American woman claims that a popular New York nightclub is racist. 1 OAK has played host to many stars, but now the woman has come forward to claim that she was made to feel unwelcome at the hotspot. 

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Guest Post

Why young people should get out and vote, a list

The following post originally appeared on Buzzfeed under the title, “Top 10 Reason Young People Should Get Out and Vote.” By: Jessica N. Smith The 2014 Elections are less than 100 days away, so what better way to exercise your civic duty than by voting, and encouraging people to vote.

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New app allows disenfranchised to record incidents in real-time

There’s a new app that is helping disenfranchised individuals in Chicago record incidents of racism and discrimination in real-time. Vocalize was created to help individuals rediscover their voice and reclaim their rights.

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Ray Rice holds press conference, is sorry for what he did

Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice held a press conference to apologize to his wife months after video of him assaulting her became public. Rice’s two game suspension was the subject of tremendous discussion.

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Guest Post

Op-Ed: ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Ignores Black Women

The following post originally appeared on The New York Times under the title, “The Girls Obama Forgot.” It was written by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw. By: Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw “ANYTHING that makes life harder for women makes life harder for families and makes life harder for children,” President Obama told an approving crowd last month, at a White House summit […]

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Transgender teen stabbed on D.C. metro train

  A 15-year-old transgender teen was stabbed in the back by an attacker while riding a Green Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The victim, a D.C. resident, was being treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening puncture wound. 

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Officers involved in fatal shooting of Kaimani Grey set free

The NYPD police officers who shot an killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy will not face criminal charges. Lawyers for the family of Kimani Gray, who police say was armed when he died in March 2013, notified a federal just that prosecutors said “they are not pursuing criminal charges against the (officers) and will not be […]

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