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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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Compton, CA Elects Aja Brown; Youngest Mayor in City’s History

31-year old Aja Brown is officially the youngest mayor in the history of Compton, California. She defeated former mayor Omar Bradley in a runoff election.

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Offensive “Angry Trayvon” App Sparks Outrage

An offensive game about Trayvon Martin has been removed from the Google app store after widespread outrage online. Dubbed the “Angry Trayvon” app, the game allows you to play as Martin as he completes “his world tour of revenge on the bad guys who terrorize cities everyday.”

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16-Year Old Wondagurl Produced a Track on Jay-Z’s New Album

At just 16-years-old, Toronto’s own Ebony Oshunrinde – aka Wondagurl – produced a beat that made its way onto Jay-Z’s new album!

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At Least 73 People Shot in Chicago Over 4th of July Weekend

At least 73 people were shot over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago.11 were killed, and at least 62 people wounded between Thursday and Sunday night.

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Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”

On his radio with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act. According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility

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Howard Univ. Deans Say Fiscal Mismanagement Has Put School Reputation and Future in Danger

Howard University could be in very serious financial trouble. In a letter drafted by the school’s academic deans, they warn that fiscal mismanagement is putting Howard’s reputation and future in danger. Howard President Sidney Ribeau rejects the allegations.

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Apply for the YOU Belong: LGBTQA Youth Sports and Leadership Initiative!

Openly gay, former NFL player Wade A. Davis, Jr. and LGBT writer/activist Darnell L. Moore in partnership with the National Basketball Association present the inaugural “YOU Belong” Sports and Leadership Camp for LGBTQ and Straight Allied Youth (LGBTQA)

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Al Sharpton to Move to Chicago to Address Gun Violence

Rev. Al Sharpton has announced plans to relocate to Chicago to address and bring attention to the city’s gun violence crisis. Sharpton vows to make the move in September, where he’ll rent an apartment and work with community leaders and organizations.

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LeVar Burton Explains How He Avoids Being Shot by the Police

While being featured on CNN’s recent “n-word” discussion, LeVar Burton shared his protocol for dealing with being stopped by the police: “I take my hands, I stick them outside the window and on the door of the driver’s side because I want that officer to be relaxed as possible when he approaches my vehicle. And I do that because I live in America.”

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