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Video: Lupita Nyong’o's Sesame Street appearance is a must watch

During a special guest appearance on “Sesame Street” Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o made us all proud. During a skit with Elmo, Nyong’o talked about all of the great things about her skin. 

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Adrian Peterson: ‘I am not a child abuser’

After being reinstated to the NFL, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement in response to child abuse allegations.  Peterson took to his Twitter account to voice his thoughts on accusations of child abuse after images surfaced of his 4-year-old son being severely bruised after being disciplined by the star.

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UPDATE: Ferguson jury has until next year to charge Darren Wilson

A grand jury in Missouri has been given until next year to decide whether a Ferguson police officer should be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. 18-year-old Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after being shot multiple times by Officer Darren Wilson while walking home. 

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Alabama prisoner dies after being Tasered by police in effort to prevent suicide

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An Alabama inmate died on Sunday after police shot him with a Taser after he became combative with officers. Ricky Deangelo, 47, was unresponsive after the deputy used the weapon on him. 

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Second trial set for Detroit cop who killed 7-year-old during raid

A Detroit police detective is set to stand trial for a second time for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house. The raid was captured on video by a reality TV crew. 

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Friends help ‘Interrupters’ star Ameena Matthews battling cancer

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A Chicago-based activist whose violence-prevention work was featured in a critically acclaimed documentary has been diagnosed with cancer. Friends have started a fundraiser campaign in hopes of raising money for Ameena Matthews’ treatment. 

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Death of man who ‘baked to death’ in hot jail ruled accident

The death of a man who officials say “baked to death” while being held in a Rikers Island jail cell has been ruled accidental. The mentally ill former Marine died in a jail cell that had a 101-degree temperature. 

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Chris Brown offers advice to Ray Rice

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Singer Chris Brown has some words of advice for former NFL player Ray Rice regarding his domestic violence incident. During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown talked about his own history with violence in response to Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after TMZ Sports leaked a video showing […]

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Brown family lawyer blast St. Louis Post-Dispatch for ‘racist speculation’

The attorney representing the family of slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown is coming down on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for reporting “gossip and racist speculation” instead of news surrounding Brown’s death. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, is upset about the local paper’s pursuit of Brown’s juvenile […]

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Mother says son was killed by police because he was black

A Florida man is dead, and his mother says it’s due to the color of his skin. 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was killed by police on Wednesday. 

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