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Teens Who Disappeared After Meeting Man on Facebook FOUND

So this is wonderful news.

The two teens who disappeared after meeting up with a man they met on Facebook have been found.

Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson were discovered in San Antonio, Texas begging for money

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NBA Star Tracy McGrady Announces Retirement

After 16 seasons in the league, veteran NBA star Tracy McGrady will retire.

Though he saw zero playoff series wins, the athlete leaves behind an incredible legacy; including two scoring titles and seven All-Star appearances.

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Zimmerman to Ask Florida Court to Pay Legal Expenses

George Zimmerman is a free man and because of that, he may be entitled to having legal expenses from his trial paid for.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Because Zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires Florida to pay all his legal costs, minus the biggest one: the fee that goes to his lawyers.

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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable.”

And while the trail has galvanized and inspired many, Powell worries that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.

From New York Daily News:

“I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there (in Florida), but I don’t know if it will have staying power,” Powell said of the case that gripped the U.S. and fueled questions about race in the country. “These cases come along, and they blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time, they’re forgotten.

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Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them.

After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

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Victor J. Glover Selected for NASA Astronaut Trainee Program

Out of 6,000 applicants, U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Victor J. Glover  has been selected as one of NASA’s 2013 astronaut candidates.

He is the only African American selected for  the rigorous trainee program.

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Black Student Hit w/ Bleach-Filled Balloon at University of Texas

A Black University of Texas student Bryan Davis was hit with a bleach-filled balloon by white classmates on Wednesday.

The incident is one of many racially-motivated attacks in recent years at U of Texas. Davis says he no longer feels safe on campus.

The Austin police say the incident is under investigation.

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Tens of Thousands Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

On Saturday thousands marched to the Martin Luther King memorial and down the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

But it was more than a trip down memory lane; the event was also meant to galvanize a new generation to take action to make a better world for all marginalized and oppressed communities.

Remarks from Rep. John Lewis – a featured speaker at the original March on Washington - spoke directly to this continued struggled for justice and equality.

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Tuffness

This bears repeating: Black women are awesome. In a few weeks–actually, in a few days–if you asked someone who Antoinette Tuff is, there is a chance that the response will be, “The lone woman MC named in Kendrick Lamar’s verse,” or something else equally silly and clueless. Even though we will, we shouldn’t forget Antoinette Tuff’s name. She saved a lot of lives, including that of the person who tried to take hers. Last week, Tuff, the bookkeeper at McNair Elementary School in an Atlanta suburb, saved numerous lives by talking a gunmen out of opening fire in the school by being compassionate, empathetic, and vulnerable. She’s a hero.

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Houston Teens Missing After Sneaking Out to Meet Man They Met on Facebook

Houston teenagers Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson, 14 have gone missing after sneaking out of Andrews’ home to meet a man they met on Facebook.

The teens snuck out, texted Andrews’ grandmother, and stole her mother’s car. They haven’t been seen since.

Their families are desperate to find them.

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