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Ray Rice elevator video released, shows star punching girlfriend

Video of an altercation between NFL star Ray Rice and his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, has been released.

Rice can be seen delivering a vicious punch to his fiancee’s face, knocking her out cold. 

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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment

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The latest jobs report was released on Friday and there’s bad news for black women.

While just about every other group has seen a decline in unemployment, black women get no reprieve when it comes to finding work. 

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Judge signs $41 million Central Park Five settlement

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On Friday, a federal court judge officially closed the Central Park Five case after signing off on the wrongfully-convicted quintet’s $41 million settlement with the city.

The deal was described as “an act of justice for those five men that is long overdue” by Mayor de Blasio, according to a statement released after the filing. 

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Google to donate nearly $200K to Black Girls Code

Tomorrow, Google will announce a $190,000 donation to the nonprofit Black Girls Code. The money will be used to help 75 black and Latino girls learn how to make a mobile app in one day. The donation is part of an attempt to diversify the tech industry, which is largely male and white.

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Rapper CeeLo will no longer perform for US Navy

Earlier this week we reported on rapper CeeLo Green‘s comments about rape and his subsequent apology. In a series of statements made on Twitter, Green said that a woman had to be conscious in order for the rape to be “real.” Green later temporarily suspended his Twitter account. It seems that the damage was done, though. Green’s TBS reality show was canceled, and now the United State’s military has decided not to allow Green to perform at an upcoming concert. The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department had originally booked Green to perform on September 20. In a Facebook statement, MWR announced that Green would no longer be performing.

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Cincinnati Bengals help player with daughter’s medical treatment

The NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals decided to cut defensive tackle Devon Still from their roster last Saturday. However, the team re-signed Still to their practice squad, which allows him to keep medical insurance that will help him take care of his daughter Leah, who was diagnosed with pediatric cancer earlier this summer.

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Stars, others to honor Ruby Dee

Actress Ruby Dee, who passed away in June of this year at the age of 91, will be honored later this month in New York City.

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Parents of Ohio students claim racism led to expulsion

Parents of black students who once attended school in a Cincinnati, OH, suburb claim that their children were expelled for making rap videos off-campus. The parents of four black students who once attended Colerain High School have filed a lawsuit on behalf of their children. They want the expulsions on their children’s’ records expunged and are seeking punitive damages. The school claims that the students were disciplined for unspecified violations that were committed on campus.

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‘Fight for 15′ protesters detained in Chicago

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Several protesters were detained by police in Chicago as they gathered outside a McDonald’s in Chatham to demand $15 an hour for all fast food workers.

A few protesters who were sitting down refused to leave from in front of the restaurant, located on the city’s South Side. 

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Baltimore Ravens honor Ray Lewis with statue

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Former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis was honored with a statue.

The Baltimore Ravens unveiled the statue outside of the M&T Bank Stadium early Thursday morning. 

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