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Woman shot to death after seeking help after car accident, family demands answers

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The family of a woman shot to death wants answers. 19-year-old Renisha McBride died of a gunshot wound to the head after knocking on the door of a home in Detroit.

Her family says that McBride went for help after a car accident around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

From Detroit News:

Her cellphone battery had died, her family said. Few other details about the incident have been released by the Dearborn Heights Police Department. “Dearborn Heights (has) identified the person who fired the shot and killed the woman,” according to a press release. The statement added that a final report on the shooting will be forwarded to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review in the near future.

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Breaking: Illinois Senate and House passes gay marriage act

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Both bodies of congress in the state of Illinois have approved SB 10.

The law allows same-sex couples to get married and have full marital benefits.

Illinois has become the 15th state to allow same-sex unions. The bill needed 60 votes to pass the Illinois House.

The debate follows months of lobbying by advocates of same sex marriage.

We will keep you updated on this news story. 



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New Zealand teens boast about rape on social media & YouTube

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Two teen boys have caused outrage in New Zealand after a Facebook group and video surfaced of them boasting about raping young girls.

The alleged offenses happened two years ago and were made public this week after local news outlets stumbled upon a Facebook site that slut-shamed girls the boys had allegedly attacked.

The culprits, calling themselves the “Roast Busters,” can be seen boasting on a number of websites including Twitter and Ask.fm.

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History Channel’s “Roots” remake in the works

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The History Channel intends to remake Roots. Mark Wolper, whose father was the executive producer of the miniseries, sold the rights to the channel.

The network is in talks with writers for the project, which will draw inspiration from both the book and the original miniseries.

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U.S. Attorney General: ‘Zimmerman charges still possible’

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that while the U.S. Justice Department has not decided whether to file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, it is possible.

Zimmerman was found not guilty in July for the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Martin was shot and killed by the neighborhood watchman while walking home from the convenience store in south Florida.

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Suge Knight: ‘Tupac should have a star on the walk of fame’

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Suge Knight has voiced his opinions about who should have a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 

A TMZ staff member caught up with Knight as he was getting his truck washed in Malibu.

From TMZ:

“If they don’t hurry and put Tupac on the Walk of Fame, all the Tupac fans and all the homies are gonna start going down there and just scratching all the other names off.” Knight says no celebs will be off-limits when his boys start destroying the stars — including Elvis.

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Don Lemon defends stop-and-frisk

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In Don Lemon’s latest radio commentary, he somewhat defended New York City’s “Stop-and-frisk” policy by asking “Would you rather be politically correct of safe and alive?”

From Mediate:

“So goes New York City, so goes the rest of the country,” he said of stop-and-frisk, adding his suggestion that if a new mayor “alters the equation of the formula that has reduced crime in New York City to its lowest in decades,” it could result in the “creeping back up” of crime rates, the reduction in tourism, and the suffering of “international consequences.” He posited that other major cities could follow suit.

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VIDEO: Hip Hop Artist PR challenges blacks to think before they destroy

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Paul “PR” Robinson has a message for the black community. In his track, “Willie Lynch,” Robinson reminds us of the country’s history with the British slave owner, while pointing out how we (black people) are the new Ku Klux Klan.

Willie Lynch’s methods for maintaining slaves were widely practiced in the country for hundreds of years. Methods included breaking the spirit of the black man by use of fear, distrust and envy for manipulation purposes.

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What the mayoral election means for stop-and-frisk

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Today, things could change in New York City, but it all depends on who gets elected as mayor.

Protesters were devastated after a judge halted a ruling on the city’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. The high-profile legal battle over the practice has been toted as a vital tool for catching criminals by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD. Opponents view the measure as just another barrier for people of color to be unjustly discriminated against.

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Al Sharpton meets with Barneys CEO, talks racial profiling

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Civil Rights leader and activist Al Sharpton met with Barneys New York CEO on Tuesday to discuss the recent racial profiling allegations filed against the high-end retailer.

Two black customers accused Barney’s of discrimination two weeks ago after being detained by police in two separate incidents. Two more black customers came forward claiming racial profiling at Macy’s soon after.

From Associated Press:

“We had a very candid and open meeting today to begin a dialogue,” Sharpton said after the private meeting with Barneys CEO Mark Lee at Sharpton’s National Action Network office in Harlem. Lee said Barneys’ own initial investigation showed no employees were at fault in the two incidents, but he said the retailer does not tolerate discrimination and wants “to be part of the solution” to racial profiling.

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