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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands book deal

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She caught our attention this past summer when she competed in the Little League World Championships. Although Mo’ne Davis’ team did not take home the title, the baseball superstar has been racking up ever since.

First, it was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Then famous director Spike Lee made a documentary based on her life. Now Davis has landed a book deal. 

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Video: Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson

 

The following piece is from Vimeo. It was created by Fitzgibbon Media.

By: Ftizgibbon Media

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As law enforcement officials and national media gear up for a St Louis County Grand Jury’s announcement as to whether it will levy charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown Jr., activists have issued a 9 minute video communiqué providing an intimate look at the climate on the ground.

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Cops slam schizophrenic woman down, killing her in front of family members

Cleveland police killed a bipolar and schizophrenic woman in front of her family after they slammed her to the pavement outside her family’s home.

Tanesha Anderson, 37, was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic early Thursday after an altercation with officers two hours earlier.

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Second Ebola patient dies in U.S.

An American doctor who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus has died.

Dr. Martin Salia was flown to Nebraska from Sierra Leone over the weekend for treatment. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the disease in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month. 

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[FERGUSON FORWARD] 101 Days Without Justice for Mike Brown

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The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Taurean Russell.

By: Taurean Russell

Like most young people these days, checking Twitter is one of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning. In the past few days, my timeline has been filled with tweets about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s ironic statements quotes about how “the world is watching,” memes comparing Captain Ron Johnson to Stephen from 12 Years a Slave and debates about what people should do in St. Louis and beyond when the grand jury announcement drops—but there was one recent tweet in particular that gave me pause yesterday.

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about rape scandal during NPR interview

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During an interview with NPR Weekend Addition, Bill Cosby, 77,refused to answer questions about recent reemerged allegations against him.

Cosby appeared on the radio program to talk about 62 pieces of African and African American art donated by him and his wife to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The interview started off talking about the exhibit, “Conversations: African and African-American Artworks In Dialogue,” but soon took an interesting turn.

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Report: KKK threatens Ferguson protesters with lethal force

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Members of a Missouri-based chapter of the Ku Klux Klan have been distributing fliers in the St. Louis metro area promising to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson who they say have threatened police and their families.

The Traditionalist American Knights also have taken to social media, and refer to the protesters as “terrorists” masquerading as peaceful. 

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On Wayne Brady, Mental Illness, and the African American Community

The following piece is from For Harriet. It was written by Tracy Hicks.

By: Tracy Hicks

Several weeks ago, the world learned that entertainer and game show host Wayne Brady suffers from clinical depression and had a serious “breakdown” this past summer. As a self-proclaimed social media maven, I read through various comments of support and understanding for Brady online. But I also came across many shocking replies from African-American women about depression.

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago.

She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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