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Update: Marissa Alexander denied new hearing, still faces 60 years in prison

A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing after finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively. 

The law allows someone to fire without retreat if they have a “reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself.” 

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19-year-old is on his way to curing colon cancer

 Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences graduate Keven Stonewall, of Ashburn, is hoping to develop a cure for colon cancer. He's now a rising sophomore at the University of Wisconsin.

And here’s another story that goes into the “Amazing 101″ file. A 19-year-old Chicago teenager may very well be on his way to curing colon cancer!

Keven Stonewall, who works at in a Rush University lab while still in high school, revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer in mice.

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NY cop who placed Eric Garner in chokehold has history of complaints

The NYPD officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner minutes before his death has a history of alleged civil rights violations.

Daniel Pantaleo has been sued twice within the past two years

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Guest Post

Black people must stand firm with Palestine

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The following post originally appeared on EBONY under the title, “Why Black People Must Stand With Palestine.”

By: Kristian Davis

Two years ago, a viral video emerged of a Palestinian alumnus named Fadi Quran being pepper sprayed and arrested while nonviolently protesting in the West Bank. As a journalist for The Stanford Daily, I had the opportunity to cover his arrest and detainment. And in the process, my eyes were opened to a whole conflict I was shocked I hadn’t heard about before.

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Giants condemned for hiring anti-gay director of team development

The Human Rights Campaign has blasted the New York Giants’ hire of former NFL wide receiver David Tyree for his previous comments that expressed anti-gay views.

Tyree, who has taken a public stance against gay rights, was hired as the team’s director of player development. 

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Featured Article

9-Year-Old Boy Remarries 62-Year-Old Woman – Why We Shouldn’t Worry

Child marriage should not be legal and most of all, it should not exist. The casualties of child marriage can really hurt the soul as you see many children, primarily girls bought and given away to pedophiles who are primarily men.

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BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’

Black Youth Project 100 (Photo credit: BYP 100/Facebook)

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.“ 

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Isaiah Austin offered job with NBA

 

Isaiah Austin, the Baylor basketball star whose NBA dreams were cut short when it was discovered that he had a career-ending condition, has a job offer from the NBA.

The NBA has previously ceremoniously drafted Austin, who was slated to be a first round pick, earlier this year. Now, Austin reveals that he has a job offer with the league that he can take as soon as he finishes his undergraduate degree.

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Mother arrested for letting child play while she worked loses job

Debra Harrell, the South Carolina woman who was arrested for allowing her daughter to play in a park while she worked, has been fired from her job.

Harrell, who cannot afford childcare, was working at McDonald’s when she was arrested. The company has not issued a statement regarding her firing.

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Student who went to MIT at 14 still shines today

A young man who went to MIT is still making us proud.

David Van Valen set the trend years ago when he was accepted into the prestigious institution at just 14. 

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