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Judge: George Zimmerman Will Also Face Manslaughter Charges

Judge Debra Nelson has granted the prosecution’s request that in addition to second degree murder,  George Zimmerman also face manslaughter charges in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin. She has not decided if Zimmerman will face other lesser charges, such as third degree murder.

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Black Cafe Owner Posts Sign to Ward Off Racists: “f you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.”

After being repeatedly subjected to blatant racism from potential customers, a British black woman posted a sign outside of her restaurant that read: “Attention! Everyone be aware I am a black woman, and always will be. If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in….”

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Florida Police Fear Rioting After George Zimmerman Verdict

The Broward County Sheriff’s Dept. has released a PSA urging community members not to riot after the George Zimmerman verdict is announced.

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Gabrielle Calhoun Beaten Unconscious by Police

Although it happened a couple of weeks ago, more attention is now being paid to Gabrielle Calhoun, a young woman who was severely beaten by members of the Bloomington, IL, police department.

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Rand Paul Staffer Expressed Support for Lincoln’s Assassin; Bemoaned Diversity

A Rand Paul staffer is making headlines for expressing support for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, wearing lots of confederate flags, and calling diversity a code word for “not white.”

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WATCH: Live Stream of George Zimmerman Trial

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Watch a live stream of the George Zimmerman trial at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Operation Save Our Sons Launches from Jacksonville, FL

Founded by Rev. John Guns, Operation Save Our Sons aims to partner with nonprofits, schools, and police to teach young black men how to respond when confronted by police or others: “If Martin had been taught to call his father ‘a few doors away’ that night instead of getting into a confrontation with Zimmerman, his death might have been avoided, the Rev. John Guns said.”

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Illinois Passes Concealed-Carry Law

Illinois has passed our nation’s final concealed-carry law – just before a July 9th federal deadline. It passed despite a veto from Gov. Pat Quinn, who pointed to the horrific gun violence crisis in Chicago as reason enough for striking down such legislation.

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New Program Allows Public to Send Chicago Police Crime Tips Via Text and Twitter

The Chicago Police Department has initiated a new program asking the public to send them crime tips via twitter and text messaging. Citizens can even call 911 and tell the dispatcher they have a photo they’d like to send. They’ll be sent a text message, and can reply with the photo.

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Summer Surge in Gun Violence Forces Chicago Hospital to Hold Blood Drive

As the summer surge of gun violence continues in Chicago, the South Side’s St. Bernard Hospital is asking Chicagoans to donate blood. Crowded emergency rooms are making it harder and harder to treat patients; they say blood donations are desperately needed.

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