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Cops slam schizophrenic woman down, killing her in front of family members

Cleveland police killed a bipolar and schizophrenic woman in front of her family after they slammed her to the pavement outside her family’s home. Tanesha Anderson, 37, was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic early Thursday after an altercation with officers two hours earlier.

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Second Ebola patient dies in U.S.

An American doctor who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus has died. Dr. Martin Salia was flown to Nebraska from Sierra Leone over the weekend for treatment. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the disease in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month. 

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about rape scandal during NPR interview

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During an interview with NPR Weekend Addition, Bill Cosby, 77,refused to answer questions about recent reemerged allegations against him. Cosby appeared on the radio program to talk about 62 pieces of African and African American art donated by him and his wife to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The interview started off […]

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families. The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social media, and refer to the protesters as “terrorists” […]

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations

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Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as America’s delegation talked about abuse by police in […]

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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him to do so. 

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation he had with a man he believes was […]

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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram

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An interesting trend executed by white women on social media is emerging. A growing number of Caucasian females are using the #nappyhair hashtag to describe their locs. 

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