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Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men

According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City. The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and trauma in young men who experienced multiple stop-and-frisk […]

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#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday. The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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Lawsuit: Georgia teen arrested, held at gunpoint for seatbelt violation

An incident that one family is calling police brutality has resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a Georgia police department.  High school senior Montre’ Merritt was pulling into his driveway when a Waycross police officer pulled him over on Jan. 18. The officer then got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at […]

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Princeton graduate creates app for Chicago Public School students

A 2013 Princeton University grad student has created a new mobile app that is sure to inspire students to want to achieve higher grades. Trevor Wilkins, who also attended Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, created Küdzoo, an app that brings businesses and schools together with the goal of motivating students to excel. 

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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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Protesters in Ferguson march to trooper’s doorstep

  Police officers in Ferguson said they are concerned about their safety after several protesters arrived outside of the home of an officer with the Missouri Highway Patrol earlier this week.

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Brooklyn man who served 29 years in prison exonerated after being wrongfully convicted

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An innocent Brooklyn man who spent 29 years being bars for murder has been freed. David McCallum, along with his pal and prison mate Willie Stuckey, were cleared by prosecutors of a 1985 homicide they were convicted of at age 16. Stuckey died of a heart attack in 2001. 

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White Federal judge to receive no punishment after controversial remarks about race

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Last year, Judge Edith H. Jones of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals made a series of controversial remarks about race.  Affidavits from attendees pointed to the problematic language, especially from a sitting federal judge. Despite Jones’ offensive remarks, she will not be punished. 

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Stacey Dash blames Obama, calls blacks ‘uneducated’ and ‘worthless’ due to his policies

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Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy. The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity. 

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