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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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Family of woman who died in Missouri jail cell demands answers

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The family of a Missouri woman who died while in police custody at the Pagedale city jail is demanding answers.

Kimberlee Randale-King, 21, was arrested for traffic warrants last month. 

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Feature: Nurturing black youth activism

The following post is from the Chicago Reporter. It was written by Katherine Mirani.

By: Katherine Mirani

Some of Charlene Carruthers’ strongest memories from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago are of visiting the public aid office with her mother. Caseworkers spoke condescendingly from a desk so high it was difficult to see over. The desk reinforced the feeling of being talked down to.

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Report: U.S. high school dropout rate reaches new low, driven by improvements by blacks, Hispanics

More U.S. high school students are staying in school, according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

As a result, the national dropout rate reached a record low last year. 

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Symptoms of Ebola present in patient at Howard University Hospital

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

The patient recently traveled to the U.S. from Nigeria. 

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Feature: A New, Safer Chicago? End the Grass Gap

The following is from Huffington Post. It was written by BYP100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers.

By: Charlene Carruthers

The targeting of Black people in Chicago for minor marijuana possession is not making our city a safer place.

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Heisman candidate Todd Gurley falsely accused of assault, video shows white male committed crime

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It turns out that Georgia star running back and Heisman Award candidate Todd Gurley was wrongfully accused of assault at a campus bar early Sunday morning.

Athens-Clarke County police confirmed that the puncher was actually a white man. 

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Feature: ‘Sophia Tears’ a poem in memory of Sophia Brown

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This poem was originally featured on For Harriet. It was written by Candice Bledsoe in memory of slain black youth Sophia Brown. To read Brown’s story, click here. 

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After Mike Brown killing, voter registration surges in Ferguson

More than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Mo. have registered to vote since the death of Michael Brown — a sign of rising interest that may indicate that the city of 21,000 is ready for change.

Since Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot and killed Brown, 18, voter registration booths and cards have popped up alongside protests in the city. 

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