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Georgia man shot dead by police while handcuffed

A Georgia man was fatally wounded by a police officer moments after being handcuffed.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Charles Smith, 29, brandished a firearm in a patrol car. 

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TV ads calling Octavia Spencer a ‘scary b**ch’ removed from L.A. buses

 

A series of ads advertising a new Fox television show have been removed from the L.A. transportation system.

Riders became offended after seeing the ads for “Red Band Society” that depicted actress Octavia Spencer as a “scary b**ch.” 

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Hulk Hogan’s restaurant removes racist dress code after complaints

Hulk Hogan has ordered the management of his popular Tampa beach restaurant, Hogan’s Beach to remove a racist and discriminatory dress code sign that was posted in front of the establishment.

The dress code, which barred those from wearing what could be described as popular urban attire worn primarily by black men, garnered several complaints in recent weeks.

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Why I’m a Black Man Before I’m a Gay Man

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By: Terrence Chappell

I’m much more aware of my identity as a black man versus my identity as a gay man. I don’t think of them as competing identities, but in the context of perception and the world they are binary. Even as a young boy, I remember my mom telling me “Sometimes you will be treated differently and it will not always be right.” I didn’t exactly get it then, but as I grew older, I learned that my mom was trying to teach me about awareness.

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Feature: Mostly Black Cities, Mostly White City Halls

The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Richard Fausset.

By: Richard Fausset

Since moving to this small city on the eastern flank of Atlanta’s suburban sprawl, Lorna Francis, a hairdresser and a single mother, has found a handsome brick house to rent on a well-groomed cul-de-sac. She has found a good public school for her teenage daughter.

Something Ms. Francis, who is black, has not found is time to register and vote. She was unaware that the most recent mayoral election was held last November.

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Report: Eric Holder quit because of his health

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder shocked the nation with his sudden announcement that he was leaving his position with the White House.

Now, reports are citing his health as the reason for his departure. 

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Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend harassed on Twitter because she’s black

 

Twilight fans have crossed the line after some of them took to Twitter to harass Robert Pattinson’s girlfriend because she is black.

FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett, is a rising pop star. Her videos and music symbolize empowerment. But unfortunately her musical talent is not why she has been getting a lot of attention lately. 

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Ferguson protests show no sign of slowing down, 8 more arrested

Eight protesters were arrested Sunday evening in Ferguson as police continued their search for a suspect who shot a police officer on Saturday.

According to a Ferguson police officer, bottles and rocks were hurled at officers, and the department requested aid from other police agencies because of the large crowd. 

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More cops required to wear body cameras across nation

More police departments across the country are requiring members of their force to wear body cameras.

In the last few weeks, agencies in at least a dozen cities, including Ferguson, where 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally wounded by a police officer on Aug. 9, have said they are equipping officers with video cameras. 

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Journey for John Crawford, moments from Beavercreek Walmart to Xenia Courthouse

On Monday, Sept 22nd about 100 young people marched from the Walmart store in Beavercreek, OH to the Xenia, OH Courthouse where a special grand jury convened to determine whether or not to charge Sean Williams, the police officer who shot and killed John Crawford. The 11-mile march called “Journey for John Crawford” was organized by the Ohio Student Association. On Friday, the grand journey announced that they decided not to indict the officer.

Photo Credit: Andrew Bryce Hudson

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