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Report: blacks in Minneapolis 11 times more likely to be arrested

According to a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union, blacks are 11 times more likely to be arrested for low-level non-violent offenses in Minneapolis than their white counterparts. The data released covers white and black arrest rates for four low-level non-violent offenses: disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, vagrancy and juvenile curfew violations/loitering. 

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North Carolina instructor under investigation for racist remarks

A North Carolina instructor is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments to high school students in class. According to a parent of a student who attends Camden County High School, the incident happened a couple of weeks ago. 

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Charges re-filed against mother who left kids in car for job interview

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reinstate the prosecution of a homeless woman who left her two children in a car during a job interview in March. Prosecutors made the motion after Shanesha Taylor failed to meet a deadline to deposit $60,000 in a trust fund for her children. 

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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson misses court dates

The police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has not showed up to several criminal cases. It is now being reported that a total of six criminal cases have been dismissed due to Wilson not showing up to court to testify. 

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Producers seeking stories from young people of color for ‘Woke Up Black. Again.’

The director and producer of  a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured. Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black. 

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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought […]

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Georgia, North Carolina see surge in black voter turnout

As Republicans attempt to reduce early voting opportunities, especially Sunday voting, new data from this year’s midterms help explain why the GOP might want to eliminate voting on Sundays. Georgia and North Carolina both experienced a surge on voter turnout, especially among blacks. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands Teen Vogue feature

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As if getting a documentary produced by the legendary Spike Lee and starring in a Chevrolet commercial that ran during the World Series isn’t enough, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis now has yet another big achievement to add to her list. The baseball star has a feature in Teen Vogue. 

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Video: Michigan police fatally shoot man 46 times

Graphic new video of a homeless man fatally shot by Michigan police in 2012 has been released. Milton Hall, 49, was facing eight members of the Saginaw police force and a K-9 dog in a parking lot. Hall, who was mentally ill, was holding a pen knife. Officers fired 46 shots at Hall as he died […]

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Halloween lynching display removed from Fort Campbell home

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An offensive Halloween display in Fort Campbell, KY has been removed. The display featured a black family hanging from a tree in the front yard. City officials were alerted to the display and had it removed.

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