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Video: Cliven Bundy, ‘blacks better off as slaves’

Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who was in the news recently for having won a two-decade long fight with the federal government for refusing to pay over $1 million in grazing fees after it was discovered that his cattle were grazing on federal land, is now in headlines for comments he has made about Blacks. […]

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Delivery man who thought he was being robbed shot by plain-clothes cops

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Two plain-clothes officers in an unarmed car responding to a report of gunshots in Philadelphia shot a 20-year-old pizza delivery man who thought he was being robbed. 

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Brooklyn District Attorney to end prosecutions of low-level pot arrests

Brooklyn’s district attorney’s office says it will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana offenders.  The confidential policy proposal came from District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson and was sent to the New York Police Department. 

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Tyler Perry pays family of sick teen’s rent for a year

A Georgia family that faced eviction after returning from a Make-A-Wish event has one less burden to worry about thanks to Tyler Perry. Xernna Nieves said her family found the eviction notice at their Stockbridge apartment. 

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On television, more transgender, gender fluid characters in focus

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There are more transgender and gender fluid characters on television who appear in main roles than ever. According to NPR’s Neda Ulaby, “TV’s expanding universe [also] represents gays and lesbians and working women.” 

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Update: charges brought against 5 Hasidic men who beat black gay fashion student

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In December, we reported that Taj Patterson, a black, gay New York fashion student, was attacked by five Hasidic men while walking home from a night out. The men have since been charged in connection to the incident. 

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Elderly woman tied up during wrongful police raid

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A 75-year-old Virginia woman said she was tied up with a zip tie while State Police invaded her home. Ruth Hunter said officers told her what they were looking for during the April 10 raid, and she told them she had nothing to do with the investigation. 

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Man breaks into National Civil Rights Museum, sleeps on bed at former motel

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Officials increased security at the National Civil Rights Museum after police discovered a smashed window and a man sleeping on a bed at the former Lorraine Motel. The historical landmark  is the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final moments alive. 

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Video: Pharrell features diverse women in ‘Marilyn Monroe’ video

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Everyone remembers the controversy music producer-turned-rapper Pharrell caused when he released his the cover art for his newest album “Girl.” Well it appears that the singer took note. His latest video for the song “Marilyn Monroe” not only features a black woman on the single’s cover, but a plethora of different women. 

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Meet Patrick Peoples, the latest teen to get accepted into several Ivy League schools

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Patrick Peoples, a senior at Lyceum Academy of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, is the latest teen to get accepted into seven of the eight Ivy League schools. The 17-year-old has been granted admission to Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania. 

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