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LeBron James will return home to play for Cleveland Cavaliers

Basketball superstar LeBron James is going home. James announced that he will be leaving the Miami Heat to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, who is from Akron, Ohio, will be returning to the team who drafted him.

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After 30 years, police torture victim still fighting for rights

30 years have passed since Chicago police officers tortured Darrell Cannon into falsely confessing to taking part in a murder, and he is still fighting the legal battle of his life. 

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Toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of virus in bloodstream

A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her bloodstream.

The child’s stunning story was first revealed at a medical meeting in March 2013. The revelation was the first account of an HIV-infected infant achieving what appeared to be a cure after receiving aggressive drug treatment within the first 30 hours of life. 

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Professor thrown to ground by cops pleads guilty

Self-defense: Dr Ersula Ore has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer in addition to criminal damage, resisting arrest, refusing to provide identification and obstructing a thoroughfare, following an incident on the Arizona State University campus

An Arizona State University professor who accused campus police of excessive force pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

Ersula Ore pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

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15-year-old author becomes self-made millionaire

Meet Warren Cassell. He’s written two books, and at age 15, he’s already a self-made millionaire. 

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Activists in Detroit arrested after blocking trucks sent to turn off residents’ water

Demeeko Williams, Co-ordinator of the Detroit Water Brigade and volunteer Stephanie Howells sort through jugs of drinking water that will be distributed to those in need in Detroit, Michigan on July 9, 2014. (JASON KRYK/The Windsor Star)

The city of Detroit isn’t doing so well. In fact, things are so bad that the city officials actually cut off residents’ water supply if they haven’t paid their water bill for at least two months.

The actions have sparked national outrage, accusing officials of violating the civil rights of residents. While taking a stand against the measures, activists were arrested for blocking trucks sent to turn off residents’ water.

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LaVerne Cox makes history yet again: becomes first transgender woman nominated for Emmy

Laverne Cox has just made history. Cox has become the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy.

Cox is up for the “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on the Netflix hit, Orange is the New Black. The show received 12 nominations.

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The Palestinian Resistance Will Not Be Televised!

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Let’s make this clear: Palestine has no navy, army or air force; this is not a war, this  genocide!

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Report: more than 22,000 black and brown children are homeless in Chicago

According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, the city’s 2013-14 school year saw more young people enrolled in Chicago public schools who were considered homeless than previous years. 

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Dangerously Unemployed: Black, Educated and Gifted; The Talented Tenth

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I have a friend who was born and raised in one of the most impoverished cities in America, with one of the highest crime rates in the US.  Despite coming from a city that reflects all of the debilitating reasons why a child would not go forward, she has attained two Ivy League degrees. After she graduated from law school, she was unable to find a job and as such, she went back home. She is apart of a fellowship program; that allows recent law graduates, who have not found a job, to receive a monthly stipend through the school.  In exchange, they have the opportunity to work for an organization to hopefully gain the experience and connections necessary to land a job. She has been tirelessly looking but to no avail. 

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