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12-year Navy veteran discharged for refusing to cut hair

A 12-year Navy veteran has been discharged for refusing to cut her hair or wear a wig as demanded by officials. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Sims is described as an exemplary sailor. For most of her time in the Navy, she had kept her hair in natural locks with a bun for most of […]

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Michael Brown funeral scheduled for today, family requests no protests

The parents of a slain Missouri teenager whose death has sparked international protests is calling for community members to not hold protests on the day of his funeral. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black teen, was killed during a confrontation with Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer.

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Parade details released for amazing all-black Little League baseball champions

Jackie Robinson West might have lost the World Championship against South Korea on Sunday, but they are winners in many of our hearts. The all-black Little League baseball team became the USA champions in the World Series on Saturday. For their amazing accomplishments, Chicago will throw a parade in honor of the team. 

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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson raises more money than Michael Brown fund

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The tension over Michael Brown’s death has hardly dissipated. Public opinion remains divided between those who think Officer Darren Wilson, the man responsible for taking the teen’s life, should be charged with murder and those who say he shot the teen in self defense. What is pretty cut and dry is the amount of support […]

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Michael Brown incident report made public, police took 10 days to review it

Nearly two weeks after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, officials have now made the police report on the incident public. They took ten days to review and approve the document, which doesn’t contain many details.

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American doctor cured of Ebola thanks to experimental drug, may be hope for black Africans who suffer from illness

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As far as we know it, there is no known cure for the deadly West African Ebola virus. But one American doctor appears to be cured thanks to an experimental drug created by Emory University researchers. Kent Brantly contracted the virus while treating infected patients in Liberia late July.

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Officers appear in video with weapons drawn as they guard Talib Kweli, Ferguson protesters

  Famed recording artist Talib Kweli is on the ground with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri who are calling for justice for slain teen Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black unarmed youth was gunned down on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Kweli alleges police are the real agitators behind the tense protests occurring […]

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Possible charges: CHP police officer who beat defenseless woman on highway removed from duty

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The California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has been relieved of his duties. Officer Daniel Andrew could face “potentially serious charges.” 

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Jackie Robinson West advances in Little League World Series

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League team advanced to earn a spot in the U.S. championship game after beating Taney of Philadelphia (6-5) on Thursday.

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‘Hercules’ actor Kevin Sorbo calls Ferguson protesters ‘animals,’ issues apology

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“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo apologized for an offensive rant he posted on his Facebook page that referred to black protesters in Ferguson, Missouri as “animals” and “losers.” 

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