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Petition: remove Target ad advertising ‘Annie’ movie

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A Change.org petition is calling for Target to remove an ad that they say disrespects “Annie” actress Quvenzhané Wallis.  The brand’s recent ads shows a white model despite Wallis being in the lead role. 

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Key Ferguson activist arrested

One of Ferguson, Missouri’s most prominent demonstrators has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week. 

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Officer who called Mike Brown memorial ‘trash’ placed on unpaid leave

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who referred to a memorial for Mike Brown as “a pile of trash” has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident. 

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Egypt bans ‘Exodus’ movie for historical inaccuracies

Egypt has banned the showing of the film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” in the country due to historical inaccuracies. 

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California high school bans ‘I can’t breathe’ t-shirts

Members of a California high school basketball team were barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with those standing up against police brutality. The students have planned a rally in response to the decision for Monday. 

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Unarmed man shot at by NYPD charged with assault after cops hit innocent bystanders

A 35-year-old Brooklyn black man was unarmed when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square on Sept. 14. The officers did not hit Glenn Broadnax, but struck two innocent bystanders. Somehow, Broadnax is being charged with assault for the officers’ negligence. 

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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters

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A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Fox station apologizes for fake ‘kill a cop’ chant in report

A Baltimore-based Fox affiliate apologized earlier this week for a report that included a false “kill a cop” chant supposedly echoed by protesters. 

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Michael Sam: ‘gay NFL players have reached out’

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In October, America’s first openly gay NFL player was released from the Dallas Cowboys.  But during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Sam says he’s received words for current players who have his back. 

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri

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Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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