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Ferguson police stand by decision to leave Michael Brown’s body in street for 4 hours

Michael Brown’s body lay exposed for community members and residents to see after he died from bullet wounds released by Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.

And St. Louis County police officers are defending their choice to leave the body of the unarmed 18-year-old teen who was shot by the police officer out in the open for four hours.

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Floyd Mayweather’s inability to read is anything but funny

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The following post originally appears on The Root. It was written by Keli Goff.

By: Keli Goff

For the last several days, rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have engaged in the favorite pastime of any 21st-century celebrity with a Twitter account and an ego: feuding. While in the old days you might have had to stand on a street corner and shout insults at a nemesis face-to-face, with a few neighborhood friends to cheer you on, today Instagram, Twitter and every other form of social media make the entire world observers to celebrities doing modern-day versions of “the dozens.”

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Audio shows pauses between shots in Michael Brown incident

A new audio recording released Monday night allegedly indicates the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown paused in the middle of unleashing at least 10 bullets in the teen’s direction.

CNN aired the tape, but said that it could not independently verify its authenticity. Allegedly, the audio was captured near the shooting scene in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9. 

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People magazine sued for racism

A former black editor for People Magazine is suing the company for racism.

Tatasha Robertson was reportedly the only black editor at the magazine. She says she was terminated from her job because of the color of her skin. 

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After racist rant, cop who pushed Don Lemon relieved of duty

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A St. Louis police officer who was seen on CNN earlier this week pushing Don Lemon back during a live broadcast from Ferguson, Missouri has been dismissed of his duty.

The decision came after officials saw a video of an hour-long speech he delivered that included hate speech against African-Americans, the LGBT community and President Obama. 

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Update: Ray Allen to press charges on youth involved in home invasion

The seven teenagers who allegedly entered NBA player Ray Allen’s home while his wife and children were sleeping have been charged with trespassing.

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Raw video: police attempt to stop onlookers from recording arrests

Raw video footage of what appears to be St. Petersburg police officers assaulting a family for recording them as they make arrests in front of their home has gone viral.

The family reached out to local media and shared the dramatic footage last month. 

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Autopsy: death of handcuffed man shot in chest ruled suicide

A Louisiana man shot and killed himself in March while in custody in the backseat of a squad car, according to the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.

Victor White III, who was handcuffed at his time of death, sustained a bullet wound to the chest. 

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Guest Post

Ferguson schools prep for emotional first day back

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The following post originally appeared in the New York Times. It was written by Motoko Rich and Mosi Secret.

By: Motoko Rich and Mosi Secret

As schools in and around Ferguson, Mo., prepared to open, Tom Lawson, chairman of the social studies department of McCluer High School, planned to ask his students some very basic questions.

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BYP100 steps up in Ferguson

As tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of an unarmed black teenager, BYP100 is stepping up in the city. 

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