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Unarmed man fatally shot by police in Brooklyn

A rookie NYPD officer shot and killed a 28-year-old unarmed man in a dark stairwell late Thursday night. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn, appeared to be unprovoked. 

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School bus driver calls kids n***er, administrators ignore comment

The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word. Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t sitting down in their seats. 

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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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Black Immigration Network responds to President Obama’s immigration relief announcement

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In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. In response to the recent announcement, The Black Immigration Network has released […]

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Name of cop who shot teen six times in back released

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The family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in October publicly released the name of the shooter despite authorities withholding the information. Officials were hesitant to release the officer’s name until a “threat assessment” was completed. 

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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

  A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral. Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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Report: In U.K., white males monopolize paid jobs at universities

According to a study released by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), white males are monopolizing the best paid jobs at universities in the U.K. 

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G.K. Butterfield to lead Congressional Black Caucus

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G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina) will be the Congressional Black Caucus’ next leader. The U.S. Representative was unanimously elected on Wednesday by the 45 member group.

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Tyler James Williams calls out homophobia in the black community

Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community. According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black is unnatural.

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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