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Kendrick Johnson’s parents sue Georgia school system

The parents of a 17-year-old Georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled up gym mat at his high school is suing the district. Kendrick Johnson died in Jan. 2013. 

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Michele Roberts makes history by becoming NBPA’s first female executive director

The NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) has elected Michele Roberts as its executive director. Roberts will become the first woman to head a men’s professional athletic association in the US. Roberts was one of three people, and the only woman, who was a finalist for the executive director post. Roberts will take over a position vacated […]

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Report: Non-whites, women punished for promoting those like them

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, valuing diversity is frowned upon in Corporate America unless you’re a white man. The study found that women and people of color were punished when they promoted other women and people of color. 

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Video: Staten Island man dunks over NYPD car in memory of Eric Garner

A Staten Island man who was participating in a basketball tournament dunked over an NYPD squad car in memory of Eric Garner Friday evening.

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Stabbing suspect rejects ‘negro’ public defender

A man accused of stabbing a passenger as he exited a Lynx bus is Orlando denied the assistance of what he referred to as a “negro public defender.” Thomas Thorpe, 51, appeared before a judge and refused to have the black lawyer, or any public defender for that matter, represent him. 

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Man shot, paralyzed after parking ticket dispute with constable

It is likely that a Pennsylvania man will never walk again after being shot by a Lehigh County constable who was attempting to serve a warrant for unpaid parking tickets. The constable told NBC Philadelphia that he shot 38-year-old Kevin McCullers because he felt his life was in danger. 

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7 month pregnant woman allegedly placed in chokehold by NYPD

The NYPD is investigating whether one of its officers put 27-year old Rosan Miller in a chokehold. Miller is seventh months pregnant. The altercation was video-taped and resulted in the arrest of Miller’s brother and husband.

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Tara Walker becomes New Jersey’s first black female firefighter

Tara Walker made history on Friday when she became the first black female firefighter for the New Jersey City Fire Department. In the department’s entire 143-history, there has never been an African-American female on the squad. 

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Report: Asians keep a dollar in community 120 longer than blacks

According to a report released by the Nielsen Company, Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than blacks. The report, “The State of the African American Consumer,” takes a look at the spending habits of blacks in the country.

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This HBCU is 90% white

You would think that most of a Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCUs) student population would mainly consist of African-American students. But there are some HBCUs where blacks make up just a small amount of the student body population. Bluefield State College is one of them. 

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