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Lawmakers, staff stage Capitol walk-out in solidarity with protesters

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More than one hundred black congressional staffers and several black lawmakers staged a walkout at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, executing a silent protest in solidarity over the recent killing involving Eric Garner and Mike Brown. 

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KKK leaflets found on front lawns of residents for second time

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For the second time in two months, Randolph County residents found Ku Klux Klan leaflets on their driveways.

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Georgetown’s Men’s basketball team dons ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts

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Georgetown University’s Men’s basketball team became the latest set of athletes to outwardly condemn a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer who fatally choked a 43-year-old man. Few words had to be said by team members, because the words on their warm-up shirts spoke volumes. 

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Medical school students hold ‘die-in’ to shed light on biases in health care

Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Participants say the same structural racial that is present in police brutality against blacks manifests itself in the […]

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Bar slammed for ‘six shot Mike Brown’ drink special

A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special named after slain black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting by a Ferguson police officer in August sparked months of demonstrations. 

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White reporter disses Kobe Bryant for wearing ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt, say he’s not ‘hood enough’

It started with Derrick Rose donning a shirt with the caption, “I can’t breathe” in support of Eric Garner protesters. Then other NBA players followed suit. Among them? Kobe Bryant.  But a white reporter feel that Bryant isn’t “hood enough” to sympathize with the plight of the average black person. 

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Lawsuit: Central Park Five want $52 million from state

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After winning a landmark $41 million settlement from New York City, the Central Park Five are looking to make the state of New York pay $52 million more for their unjust time behind bars. The five men, who were wrongfully jailed for years in the 1989 rape and assault of a woman jogging through Central […]

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Florida deputy shoots unarmed black man

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A white Florida deputy seriously injured an unarmed 28-year-old black man who had his hands up early Monday, according to witnesses. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings called for calm after news of the incident reached the public. 

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Illinois passes bill making it illegal to record police

Last week, lawmakers in Illinois passed a bill that would make it a felony to secretly tape any “private conversations.” The bill held steeper punishments for those recording the police. 

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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