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Name of cop who shot teen six times in back released

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The family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in October publicly released the name of the shooter despite authorities withholding the information.

Officials were hesitant to release the officer’s name until a “threat assessment” was completed. 

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Officer Jason Flanery Killed 18 Year Old VonDerrit Myers Jr. Shooting Him 6 Times From Behind

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Lawyers for the family of 18 year old VonDerrit Myers Jr., who was shot and killed by an off duty St Louis police officer, decided to release the officer’s name to the public. Now we know it was Jason Flanery who shot at VonDerrit 17 times, with 6 of those shots hitting him from behind, consistent with VonDerrit running away.

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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

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A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral.

Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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We Speak Their Names: For the Black Trans Women Murdered This Year

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Yaz’Min Shancez (pictured above), nicknamed ‘Miss T’ by her loved ones, was 31 years old when she was brutally killed in Fort Myers, Florida. Her body was then set alight and dumped behind a garbage bin where it was discovered on the 19th of June. Her family described her as a woman who was ‘full of life’ and ‘didn’t deserve to go out like that.’

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Report: In U.K., white males monopolize paid jobs at universities

According to a study released by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), white males are monopolizing the best paid jobs at universities in the U.K. 

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G.K. Butterfield to lead Congressional Black Caucus

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G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina) will be the Congressional Black Caucus’ next leader. The U.S. Representative was unanimously elected on Wednesday by the 45 member group.

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Tyler James Williams calls out homophobia in the black community

Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community.

According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black is unnatural.

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson.

The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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The Kardashians aren’t just trashy, they’re dangerous

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The following post is from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by Sally Kohn.

By: Sally Kohn

As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. The stated goal? #BreakTheInternet.

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The Case for Black With a Capital B

The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Lori L. Tharps.

By: Lori L. Tharps

I WAS sitting in my office at Temple University when I overheard an exchange between a colleague and his student. The student had come to see her professor to go over a paper, and he was patiently explaining that the abundance of grammatical mistakes detracted from her compelling content. I sympathized with my colleague as he pointed out error after error. Until he came to this one.

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