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Want to get involved in Ferguson? Read this.

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As the movement in Ferguson gains momentum, many folks are wondering how they can help. Although organizers are encouraging people not to come to Ferguson, you can still contribute to the cause.

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Petition: Mike Brown law would require all state, county and local police to wear a camera

A White House petition is calling for lawmakers to create and sign a bill into law that would require all state, county, and local police to wear a body camera. The petition comes amid tense protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. […]

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Asha Rosa talk Ferguson, activism with NPR

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Two members of The Black Youth Project 100′s (BYP100) Chicago Chapter spoke with NPR’s Frederica Boswell about how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this historical moment. 

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Jackie Robinson West beats Texas in Little League World Series

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Jackie Robinson West, The Little League’s only all-black team to compete in the World Series, defeated Texas (6-1) on Tuesday. Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings in the elimination game. 

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Kansas City officer under review for Michael Brown Facebook post

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A Kansas City Police Department officer is facing an internal review after venting about the Michael Brown shooting on Facebook. Officer Marc Catron’s postings have garnered outrage on social media, due to his strong comments about Brown, who was fatally wounded by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. 

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Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift is ‘perpetuating black stereotypes’ with new video

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  Odd Future musician Earl Sweatshirt is coming for Taylor Swift. The country music star released the video for her latest single, “Shake it Off,” which boosts a noticeably different image and beat from Swift’s traditional format. Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to talk about how the video is harmful because it amplifies many black […]

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Family of unarmed man killed in Wal-mart demands surveillance footage

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The family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-mart last week is demanding the retailer release surveillance video footage of the events that led to his death. John Crawford III, a father or two, was killed just days before police shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, in the […]

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BREAKING: Man killed by police in St. Louis just miles away from Ferguson

St. Louis police shot and killed a young black man Tuesday after officials say he brandished a knife. According to police, the man was attempting to rob a convenience store. 

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Little League baseball star Mo’Ne Davis graces cover of Sports Illustrated

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Little League World Series phenom Mo’Ne Davis is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated and is the subject of this week’s cover story. The 13-year-old caught the nation’s attention after throwing a shutout during her first game of the Little League World Series. But despite the attention she’s getting for her baseball prowess, Davis really wants to […]

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Ray Allen calls out Florida police for handling of home invasion

NBA player Ray Allen is calling out the Coral Gables (Fl) police for their handling of a home invasion. A group of teenagers broke into the Allens home in the early morning hours of August 14. Allen’s wife and children were in the home. Allen’s wife woke up to see the group of teenagers in […]

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