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Black Activist Charged With Lynching

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By diamond 1:38 am April 8, 2015 Maile Hampton, a 20 year-old activist in Sacramento, Ca., was charged with “lynching” for pulling a fellow activist away from a police officer. Hampton was charged under an archaic 1933 California law that was created to prevent people from forcibly taking others from police custody in order to dole out […]

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Update: South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Black Man In Back

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By diamond 7:06 pm April 7, 2015 North Charleston, S.C. police officer, Michael T. Slager, has been charged with murder. Slager claimed that during a traffic stop, Walter L. Scott took his stun gun and that he shot Scott in self-defense. The story would have stopped there if a video of the incident had not been recorded […]

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Garissa University Gunman Identified as Son of Government Official

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By diamond 10:30 am April 7, 2015 Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi, the son of a Kenyan government official, has been identified as one of the gunmen behind the Garissa University attack that left 148 people dead, Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka told the Associated Press. The unnamed chief in Kenya’s Mandera County reported that his son missing last […]

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ICYMI: Michelle Obama Is the Best First Lady Ever

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By diamond 10:15 am April 7, 2015 First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the fifth birthday of her ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign this year’s Easter Sunday at the White House’s egg roll. Ms. Obama danced to “Uptown Funk” with “So You Think You Can Dance” All Stars. Photo: Michelle Obama/Youtube Screenshot

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The Police Killed More Than 100 People In March

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By diamond 1:09 pm April 3, 2015   In total, 290 people have been killed during police encounters since the beginning of 2015. The tally kept by the website Killed By Police is much higher than the vastly incomplete FBI statistics. For comparison, the UK has only seen 52 police killings since 1900, reports Shaun King. […]

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Noose Found Hanging From Tree on Duke Campus

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By diamond 11:03 am April 2, 2015 A noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus Wednesday morning. A picture of the noose and statement was posted to the Duke People of Color Caucus Tumblr: “To all black students, staff, faculty, and/or Durhamites on campus and in the area: Please take care of yourselves […]

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Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah

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By diamond 8:00 am April 1, 2015 Comedy Central reiterated its support of Trevor Noah who has been chosen as the new host of The Daily Show. “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” Comedy Central said in the statement. “To judge him or his comedy based on […]

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‘Douglas Family Gold’: Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Show

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By diamond 2:24 pm March 31, 2015 Olympic champion Gabby Douglas will make her reality television debut later this year. “Douglas Family Gold’ is set to follow Douglas and her family as she trains for the 2016 Olympics. h/t Colorlines Photo: Gabby Douglas/Instagram

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‘The Wiz’ Is Headed to TV

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By diamond 11:53 am March 31, 2015 “The Wiz” will be coming to NBC this winter. The television network will air a new version of the classic film on December 3.

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Trevor Noah To Host ‘The Daily Show’

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By diamond 10:33 am March 30, 2015 South African comedian Trevor Noah will be the new host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”.  Speaking from Dubai, where he is on tour, Noah said of his selection, “You don’t believe it for the first few hours. You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a […]

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