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Pathologist who reviewed Michael Brown’s body to look at autopsy on Eric Garner

An expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy on slain Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown will also take a look at the final autopsy report for Eric Garner.

The Staten Island man died after being put in an illegal chokehold by New York police on July 17. 

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Through new initiative, actor Larenz Tate helps young black men succeed

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Actor Larenz Tate has partnered with a new California initiative to help young men succeed.

The “Love Jones” actor talked about his role in BLOOM, which stands for Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men, in October’s issue of Sister 2 Sister. 

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Update: Officer who fatally shot Mike Brown testified in front of grand jury

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black teen last month has testified in front of a grand jury.

Officer Darren Wilson gave his account of what happened on Aug.9 for what would be the fourth time. Michael Brown died after an altercation with Wilson while walking home. 

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The Legacy of August Wilson and the Importance of Preserving Spaces for Black Culture

29267_410132646680_676262_nJasiri X outside the now closed August Wilson Center in 2010 at the First Voice Festival (photo by Haute Muslim) 

In the above video I spoke about the importance of the legacy of August Wilson and the necessity of supporting a African-American cultural institution. Today marks the 5th anniversary of the opening of the $40 million dollar August Wilson Center for African-American Culture in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Feature: why one domestic violence victim never went back

The following post is from The Root. It was written by Harriette Cole.

By: Harriette Cole.

We’ve all been there. Back in college, I thought I’d found “the one.”

But after he physically abused me, I never saw him again, so you can imagine my disbelief when, not too long ago, I saw a Facebook message from his “cousin”: “Hope all is well. Call X.”

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Wrongfully convicted man gets statue in Texas

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A Texas man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, where he eventually died, has been honored with a statue.

Time Cole spent 13 years in prison after being accused of rape. 

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Black dancers file lawsuit against Cher for racist remarks

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Three black backup dancers filed a lawsuit against Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour. The trio also alleges the singer engaged in racial discrimination after rejecting another black dancer from joining her onstage. 

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Report: Voter ID laws may negatively impact trangender Americans

Courtrooms around the country are battling over whether or not states can impose voter ID laws, but they have focused primarily on issues of access when opposing the legislation.

But a new study shows that voter ID laws can negatively impact a portion of the population that is often overlooked. America’s transgender community. 

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The Darkest Rose: Colorism Shows No Beauty

Sometimes I look at my little sister and wish I had the power to filter out all what’s wrong with the world. She is a dark skinned, young lady with a shy smile and short curls. She just entered her teenage years and will learn the ways of the world. I hope it makes her stronger. I hope the pressure turns her into a diamond.

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NFL Players Union files appeal on behalf of Ray Rice

The NFL Players Union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension on Wednesday.

Rice was originally suspended for two games in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after being charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiance. 

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