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Los Angeles firefighter awarded $1.1M in racial bias suit

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A Los Angeles civil court jury has awarded $1.1 million to a black firefighter who said he was racially discriminated against for almost 30 years. Jabari S. Jumaane claims he endured racial bias, harassment and retaliation while working for the Los Angeles Fire Department. 

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Another win for the Jolie-Pitt clan: white daughter spotted playing with black doll

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have six very diverse children. Three of them are of Anglo Saxon heritage, and the other three come from Vietnam, Cambodia and Ethiopia. Both Pitt and Jolie appear to be extremely conscious of their children’s backgrounds, and have taken steps to promote healthy images of empowerment for them all.

The latest example is that of their biologically born daughter Vivienne, who was spotted carrying a black doll.

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NEWS: BYP100 Chicago Chapter Joins Campaign to Oppose Mandatory Minimums

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 BYP 100 Chicago Chapter Joins Project Nia & Decarcerate Illinois Campaign to Oppose SB 1342
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CHICAGO-SB1342, a law that would increase mandatory minimum sentences for weapons-related offenses will not make our communities safe. SB1342 is a policy that will lead to the incarceration of more Black people. The law will not address the root cause of violence within our communities, which is lack of social, economic and political resources.

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Police find multiple guns, lots of ammo at Zimmerman’s home

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According to court documents, police found five guns and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in the home shared by George Zimmerman and Samantha Scheibe. Police were called to the couple’s home on Nov. 18 by Samantha Scheibe who claimed that Zimmerman threatened her with a gun and broke a glass table.

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UPDATE: Man who shot daughter in murder-suicide after uploading Facebook photo dies

A man who took a picture of his 19-month-old daughter and uploaded it to Facebook before killing her and shooting himself has died. 22-year-old Merrick McKoy had been transported to the hospital on Nov. 18 after the deadly shooting.

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Florida election officials impose new restrictions on absentee voters

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The governor of Florida’s chief elections official has issued an order to all 67 elections supervisors. The order imposes new restrictions on how and where voters can return completed absentee ballots.

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NBA player & Chicago native Will Bynum donates money, food to women’s shelters

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Detroit Pistons Guard and Chicago native Will Bynum is definitely in the spirit of giving this season. Not only has he paid the electric bills for two women’s shelters, but will host a Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of the West Englewood shelters.

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Gay pastor who resigned amid marriage admission starts new church

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Last month, we broke news that Bishop Allyson Abrams had resigned as pastor of Zion Progressive Baptist Church. The news came after Abrams informed her congregation that she was in fact married to a woman, and cited negative attention on the church as a reason for her departure.

Now, the Detroit minister is starting a new church.

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Family of man who attempted to rob store upset at man who shot him

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The family of a man who was shot after attempting to rob a local store in Mobile, ALA. is lashing out at the good Samaritan who shot him.

Relatives of 18-year-old Adric White say the man should have “just left the store” instead of trying to protect the people inside.

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Black judge handcuffed by UCLA police, forced to kneel for routine traffic stop

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David Cunningham III, a superior court judge in Los Angeles is claiming that two UCLA police officers used excessive force after they pulled him over for a seat belt violation. According to Cunningham’s attorney, he was handcuffed and put in the back of the police vehicle.

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