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UPDATE: Rape complaint filed against pastor by wife of shooter

Officials are discovering more details that could lead to a motive in the shooting death of a Louisiana pastor.

Pastor Ronald Harris was killed in front of his congregation on Friday evening by 53-year-old Woodrow Karey.

Information about the pastor and his relationship with Karey’s wife has emerged.

From NBC:

Investigators are looking into the possibility that the alleged gunman, Woodrow Karey, 53, shot Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. after discovering correspondence on his wife’s cell phone between the woman and Harris, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Monday. And two days prior to the shooting, Karey’s wife filed rape charges against Harris, according to Sheriff’s office.

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Report: Rates of breast cancer, fatality rise among black women

White women have held the highest rates of breast cancer in the U.S., but rates are rising among black women.

According to a report released by the American Cancer Society, from 2006 through 2010, breast cancer rates increased 0.2 percent among black women.

The rates remained stable among white women.

From U.S. News & World Report

White women still have more cases of breast cancer, however, with about 127 cases per 100,000 compared with 118 cases per 100,000 black women. But deaths from breast cancer are more common among blacks, according to the report published Oct. 1 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The gap is closing most among women aged 50 to 59 years old, and the reasons why aren’t clear, the researchers say. “Even with all the attention and awareness raised around breast cancer, the incidence of the disease holds steady,” said Dr. Stephanie Bernik, chief of surgical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

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How the government shut down affects low-income moms and children

Earlier we mentioned how the government shutdown affects 800,000 workers, but the move also really puts a strain on low-income mothers.

Support for mothers and children does not qualify as a “mandatory expenditure,” absolving it of protection from the fallout.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will no longer issue payments for the duration of the shutdown.

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School bans students from school due to feared HIV status

An Arkansas school district is refusing to allow three students to attend school.

While reviewing records over the summer, officials in the Pea Ridge school district found an evaluation of a student stating that his mother and sister were HIV-positive.

Administrators notified the student’s foster family, saying they could not return to school until the family proved a negative HIV status for the children.

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From slave cabins to apartments?


In South Carolina, a group of homes believed to be former slave cabins were condemned several years ago and scheduled for demolition.

But one developer has new plans for the property.

Chuck Corley intends to turn the old slave cabins into apartment complexes.

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United States enter day one of government shutdown

Congress failed to come to a resolution on whether or not to raise the nation’s debt-ceiling and as a result, we are now in day 1 of the government shutdown.

Both legislative bodies claimed to be standing up for the rights of the people as they staunchly defended their political agendas.

The shutdown means that 800,000 Americans will not get paid. The measure is projected to cost the U.S. economy about $1 billion a week.

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Maya Angelou to be awarded Mailer Lifetime Achievement Award

World-renowned author, poet and actress Dr. Maya Angelou will be awarded the Norman Mailer Center & Writers Colony’s lifetime achievement award.

Angelou received the National Book Foundation’s 2013 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community earlier this month.

The award was the creative’s first major prize. 

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Pastor shot dead in front of congregation

A Louisiana pastor is dead and one man is in custody after he opened fire during church service on Friday night.

Pastor Ronald Harris was shot twice by 53-year-old Woodrow Karey as he stood at the pulpit.

Karey has been charged with second-degree murder.

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When an Unarmed Black Man is Run Over by Police Officers and Nobody is Charged

A image of Marlon Brown, just seconds before he was run over and killed by a Florida Police Officer 

Marlon Brown committed the shocking crime of not wearing his seat belt, and his sentence was death, when he was run over by police officer James Harris. What’s not shocking is that Officer Harris, although fired, was not charged in Marlon’s death. Marlon’s family is demanding accountability for his death from Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi. They’ve also hired Attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represented Trayvon Martin’s family, and they’re asking for a independent investigation.

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Petition calls for investigation into Chris Dorner’s death

A petition is calling for an investigation into how the Los Angeles Police Department handled Christopher Dorner’s death.

The petition, created by The Your Black World Coalition, states that “the latest civil rights violation by this department was during the apprehension of Christopher Dorner.”

Dorner died during a standoff with Los Angeles authorities in February after killing four people.

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