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Kanye West won’t be charged after assault claim

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Rapper Kanye West will not face criminal charges in relation to a Jan. 13 incident where he punched a man in a Beverly Hills chiropractor’s office.

The decision comes days after West settled with the unknown defendant for a sum of $250,000. 

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Despite safety emphasis, no real reduction in school shootings in country

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Despite increased efforts to secure schools in the country, the number of school shootings have virtually remained unchanged.

An analysis conducted by the Associated Press found that at least 11 school shootings have occurred this academic school year alone. Those numbers are separate from other cases of gun violence. 

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Caught on Camera: Michigan police beat, pepper spray & chop off weave of detained woman

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A Michigan police officer yanked a young mother’s head back and hacked off her hair while she was in custody. And it’s all been recorded on video.

The incident, which took place at a Warren, Michigan jail was captured by surveillance cameras placed in the facility. 

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Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman named NFL ‘Man of the Year,’ gives back through charity

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Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year at the fifth annual Associated Press NFL Awards Saturday.

Tillman received the award with tear-filled eyes and as a Chicago Bear the award had a very special meaning to the star. 

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Diversity: The key to a better University of Michigan

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The following op-ed originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press. It was written by Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, and Kofi Boone, an associate professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University.

As a public institution of higher learning, the University of Michigan is without peer. It has the largest alumni base in the world, and the university’s academic departments routinely place within the top 20.

Maintaining that standing requires a commitment to innovation. Protest, debate and disagreement in the public sphere are the lifeblood of innovation, and we view the Black Student Union’s recent action as an excellent opportunity to use student protest to build lasting institutional change.

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#BHM28: 28 days of Black history

This month is about us — that is Black youth in the diaspora. Today, everyday, and particularly each day of this 28-day month, the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) will fill your social feed with spotlights on people who have contributed to our proud history.

Today’s spotlight is on Pauli Murray, the first African American woman to be an ordained episcopal priest.

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Born in 1910, and raised by her auntie of the same name, Murray was a bright child who became set on fire with feminism and racial justice activism. At 28, she began a campaign to enter the all-white University of North Carolina and became it’s first black student.  Two years later, she was arrested for refusing to sit at the back of a segregated bus — 15 years before Rosa Parks became famous for the same thing.

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First black president in school’s history appointed to Ohio State University

Dr. Michael V. Drake has been named president of Ohio State University. This marks the first time that the state’s largest university system will be headed by an African American.

Drake is the 15th president of the system. 

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Conservative candidate who called for Obama’s hanging gets visit from Secret Service

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The GOP candidate who publicly called for President Obama to be hanged got a visit from the Secret Service.

House candidate Joshua Black took to Twitter to voice his opinion on what should happen to the president a couple of weeks ago. 

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Dennis Rodman says he would trade places with North Korea prisoner Kenneth Bae

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Weeks after a very bizarre interview and apology after sympathizing with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s decision to hold an American journalist in a labor camp for 15 years, former NBA star Dennis Rodman is once again speaking out.

During a live interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Rodman stated that he is willing to trade places with Kenneth Bae. 

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Prestigious NYC prep school apologizes for screening slavery satire

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One of New York City’s most prestigious prep schools has apologized after screening a satirical movie about slavery.

The Dalton School showed “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America” to sophomores at a presentation of history projects on Monday. The movie portrayed the south as the winners of the Civil War and treated slavery as comical. 

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