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Tuskegee Airmen statues vandalized in Chicago

A set of statues meant to pay homage to the Tuskegee Airmen were vandalized in Chicago over the weekend. Sunday morning, Chicago Park District employees were seen re-positioning the sculptures, which had been tipped over and broken sometime overnight. 

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President Obama adds to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative

President Obama is expected to announce new commitments to his My Brother’s Keeper initiative during a town hall meeting on education early Monday morning. The project, which aims to connect young black men with mentors and other assistance through the help of corporations, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits has been under some scrutiny of late. Nonetheless companies […]

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Justice for Renisha McBride: jury selection for Ted Wafer trial to begin

A Michigan man who shot an unarmed black woman as she sought help after a car wreck is set to start trial Monday. A judge and jury will determine if Ted Wafer, 55, used deadly force based on a reasonable fear that he was at risk when he shot and killed Renisha McBride. 

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Residents in South Carolina find bags of candy from KKK on lawns

Residents of a South Carolina town say they woke up to candy from the Ku Klux Klan on their front lawns. Individuals who reside in an Oconee County subdivision found the bags between Saturday night and Sunday morning. 

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Woman firefighter becomes first female featured in Calender of Heroes

A Bronx, New York woman has become the first female firefighter to be featured in the FDNY Calendar of Heroes.  Danae Mines, an 11-year veteran, said she was told the honor was reserved for men only. 

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Apprentice settles for $34,500 in racial discrimination claim

A New Jersey apprenticeship school has settled a claim of racial discrimination for $34,500. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) of Sheet Metal Workers Local 25 allegedly dismissed a black apprentice two weeks before he was to graduate from the program. 

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Actor Rob Brown settles racial profiling lawsuit with Macy’s

Actor Rob Brown will settle his “shop-and-frisk” racial profiling lawsuit against retailer Macy’s and New York City. Brown, 30, claimed he was handcuffed, paraded through the chain’s flagship store and questioned for hours on June 8, 2013 after being accused of using a fake credit card to purchase a $1,300 watch for his mother. 

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Video: man dies after being put in chokehold by New York police

  A Staten Island father died Thursday after being placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer. Video of the incident shows other officers slamming his head against the sidewalk.  Eric Garner, 43, repeatedly screamed, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” after at least five NYDP officers took him down in front of a beauty […]

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Report: black male teens want relationships, not just sex

According to a new study, teenage boys have more than sex on their mind. It turns out that adolescent males actually do desire the intimacy of a relationship over sex. The study was published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, and is based on interviews with 33 14 to 16-year-old boys. 

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11-year-old donates to homeless from soap line profits

Donovan Smith is incredibly thoughtful and impressive. The 11-year-old boy is using his inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit to help the homeless. Donovan, who lives in New Mexico, has created a line of soaps, which he sells. He donates a portion of his sales to combat homelessness.

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