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Update: Marissa Alexander denied new hearing, still faces 60 years in prison

A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing after finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively.  The law allows someone to fire without retreat if they have a “reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great […]

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19-year-old is on his way to curing colon cancer

And here’s another story that goes into the “Amazing 101″ file. A 19-year-old Chicago teenager may very well be on his way to curing colon cancer! Keven Stonewall, who works at in a Rush University lab while still in high school, revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer […]

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NY cop who placed Eric Garner in chokehold has history of complaints

The NYPD officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner minutes before his death has a history of alleged civil rights violations. Daniel Pantaleo has been sued twice within the past two years. 

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Giants condemned for hiring anti-gay director of team development

The Human Rights Campaign has blasted the New York Giants’ hire of former NFL wide receiver David Tyree for his previous comments that expressed anti-gay views. Tyree, who has taken a public stance against gay rights, was hired as the team’s director of player development. 

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BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.“ 

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Isaiah Austin offered job with NBA

  Isaiah Austin, the Baylor basketball star whose NBA dreams were cut short when it was discovered that he had a career-ending condition, has a job offer from the NBA. The NBA has previously ceremoniously drafted Austin, who was slated to be a first round pick, earlier this year. Now, Austin reveals that he has a job […]

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Mother arrested for letting child play while she worked loses job

Debra Harrell, the South Carolina woman who was arrested for allowing her daughter to play in a park while she worked, has been fired from her job. Harrell, who cannot afford childcare, was working at McDonald’s when she was arrested. The company has not issued a statement regarding her firing.

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Student who went to MIT at 14 still shines today

A young man who went to MIT is still making us proud. David Van Valen set the trend years ago when he was accepted into the prestigious institution at just 14. 

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Tony Dungy on Michael Sam: ‘I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it’

Former NFL coach and current NBC commentator Tony Dungy is in the news for saying that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. 

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Obama calls for an end to job bias against gays, signs executive order

President Obama called on Congress on Monday to ban job discrimination against gay Americans. The call came as he signed an executive order doing so for workers of federal contractors. 

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