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Arrests made in #IAmJada rape case

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Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in Texas who went public about the crime after discovering the attack on social media. The girl, known as Jada found out she had been sexually assault via the #JadaPose tag. 

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NYC Mayor: ‘no protests until after officers’ funerals’

On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police. 

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Trayvon Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton graduates from college

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Jahvaris Fulton, the older brother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. Fulton, 22, has made the best of his life since losing his brother in 2012. 

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Howard University ranks among sexiest, smartest campuses in nation

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Howard University has become the only HBCU to make Business Insider’s list of the top 25 colleges and universities to find hot and smart students. The school ranked eighth on the list. 

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Volunteer police officer resigns amid racist comments

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A volunteer police officer has quit after a Cleveland publication exposed racist comments he made about blacks on YouTube videos. The Cleveland Scene first reported that Aaron McNamara had a position as a volunteer officer as he finished college in preparation for a full-time job with the Fairview Police Department when his comments came to light. 

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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers

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Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Former Milwaukee police officer cleared of Dontre Hamilton shooting

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A former Milwaukee police officer has been cleared of charges filed against him for fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April. Christopher Manney won’t be charged with the murder of Dontre Hamilton because he shot him in self-defense, according to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. 

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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they arrived on the scene.

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Woman seeks to trademark ‘I can’t breathe’ for clothing

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An Illinois woman is seeking to trademark the last words of a dying New York City man who was killed during an encounter with police. 43-year-old Eric Garner died when an NYPD officer placed him an illegal chokehold during detainment. His last words were, “I can’t breathe.”

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