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Eric Garner’s family files $75 million civil suit against NYC, NYPD

The family of Eric Garner, a black New York resident who died as a result of a chokehold performed on him by a New York police officer, has filed a $75 million civil suit against the city and police department.

The notice of claim was filed by lawyers at Rubenstein and Rynecki on Tuesday. It names several police officers whose identities had not been previously released. 

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“B**ches Ain’t Sh*t”… And Apparently Every Other Woman Is Too

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With R&B singer Ciara’s release of her post baby weight, weight loss body surfacing on the net. I was inspired to think about her relationship with southern Hip-Hop artist Future and the logic behind why their engagement may have been called off.

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Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan succumbs to virus

Thomas Eric Duncan, the lone man diagnosed with Ebola who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

He had been in critical condition after being diagnosed with Ebola in mid-September. 

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Involuntary manslaughter charge dropped against cop who killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

 

The involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who mistakenly killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid was dropped by a judge on Friday. 

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Why We Must Expect More From Hip Hop Artists

Jasiri X speaks during a panel discussion on Ferguson, Mo., and police brutality in the Black community in Washington, D.C. in August. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)PHOTO: Jasiri X speaks during a panel discussion on Ferguson, Mo., and police brutality in the Black community in Washington, D.C. in August. (Freddie Allen/NNPA)

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, Black males.

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Gay marriage legal in five more states as Supreme Court continues to clear way for equality

On Monday the Supreme Court turned down all pending state appeals in the gay-marriage cases, leaving rulings in five more states that said gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry in tact.

The move means that gay marriage will be legal in most of the nation, and it didn’t take a ruling by the high court to make it so. 

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Famed entertainer Geoffrey Holder dead at 84

Geoffrey Holder Has Died

Legendary actor, choreographer and overall entertainer Geoffrey Holder has died. 

The 84-year-old star passed away due to complications from pneumonia Sunday. 

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Video: Cheerios releases well-received ad featuring white same-sex couple with black child

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A new Cheerios ad featuring a white same-sex couple with an adopted black child has received relatively positive reviews.

Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as celebrators of diversity–especially when it comes to LGBT and interracial pride. The corporation has outwardly opposed Minnesota’s proposed gay marriage ban and has released ads featuring an interracial family in the past.

Despite previous ads that showed diverse families garnering negative feedback, the brand continues to advocate for representing all types of families. 

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Video: Demonstrators in Ferguson interrupt STL symphony with harmonious protest

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Activists in Ferguson, Missouri protested at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening, by singing a Requiem for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed black teen who was fatally wounded on Aug. 9.

Officer Darren Wilson, who is a member of the Ferguson police department, has not been charged in his murder. 

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Feature: Mirror Mirror when style is ‘ghetto’ on black women, ‘chic’ on whites

Numéro magazine bronzed the body of a Caucasian model for this spread back in early 2013, and later apologized for it. A recent Facebook post about it went viral.

The following piece is from the Philly. It was written by Elizabeth Wellington.

By: Elizabeth Wellington

Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called “slicked-down tendrils” – known in my hood as baby hair – tweaked my Queens-reared soul.

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