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Activists call out Black celebrities for being silent about Ferguson, police brutality

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Activists in Ferguson are calling out Black celebrities who have opted not to comment on the recent incidents of police brutality throughout to country.

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Ebony Wilkerson ordered to be committed to mental health facility

A mother of three who drove her children into the Atlantic Ocean in March was ordered to be committed to a state mental hospital for the crime. Circuit Judge Leah R. Case found that Ebony Wilkerson met the legal standard of being “menifestly dangerous to herself and others,” according to NBC. 

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Police officer cleared of fatal shooting of unarmed man

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A grand jury in Houston declined to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. The Harris County, Texas, grand jury deliberated for months to determine whether police officer Juventino Castro should face criminal charges for Jordan Baker’s shooting death. 

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Justice Department to review Dontra Hamilton death

The family of a mentally ill black Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in April said Tuesday they are hopeful the officer will be charged after the Justice Department announced it will review the case for civil rights violations.  Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Monday that his office […]

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Five African Americans named Rhodes Scholars for 2015

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The Rhodes Trust has announced its 2015 class of 32 students in the country who will study as Rhodes Scholars at the University of Oxford. Of those 32, five are African American. 

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Video: Police shoot and kill black teen in St. Louis, surveillance footage released

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An 18-year-old black teenager identified as Antonio Martin was fatally wounded by St. Louis-area police officers on Tuesday. The incident was followed by protesters clashing with police at the scene. 

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Racist song about Mike Brown showcased at charity event

A California lodge is investigating a shocking incident that happened at the club last week, when a performer sang a song celebrating the death of Mike Brown–an 18-year-old unarmed black teen killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in August. A number of retired and current cops were present at the Glendale, CA Elks Lodge […]

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Mother of man who killed NYPD cops apologizes to their families

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The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.

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Eric Garner’s daughter visits memorial of slain NYPD officers

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The daughter of a man who died during an altercation with NYPD police officers visited the New York City Police Memorial on Monday to express her condolences following the deaths of two NYPD officers who were murdered on Saturday. 

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Update: Cuba has no extradition treaty with U.S., most likely will not release Assata Shakur

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Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government will not extradite America’s most wanted woman despite warming bilateral ties. 

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