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This is what the legacy of ‘white privilege’ looks like in Bill O’Reilly’s hometown

The following piece is from the Washington Post. It was written by Emily Badger.

By: Emily Badger

Levittown, the Long Island community where Bill O’Reilly grew up, holds a unique place in history for two reasons: It was the original subdivision, a mass-produced town of neatly uniform, affordable Cape Cod homes that would serve as a model for postwar suburbs for decades to come.

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Events

National Day of Protest against police brutality scheduled for October 22

The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22.

The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality throughout the country. 

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Why Vonderrit Myers matters

Protesters and police engage in a standoff after a vigil for Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old shot dead by an off-duty police officer, in St. Louis, Oct. 9, 2014.

The following piece is from MSNBC. It was written by Trymaine Lee.

By: Trymaine Lee

Vonderrit Myers is no Michael Brown. Myers, the black 18-year old shot and killed by a St. Louis police officer last week, is also no Trayvon Martin or Jordan Davis or any of the others on a growing list of slain unarmed black men who have invigorated a new generation’s fight for racial justice.

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News Flash

Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men

According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City.

The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and trauma in young men who experienced multiple stop-and-frisk encounters with police.

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How Jimi Hendrix’s race became his ‘invisible legacy’

The following piece is from CNN. It was written by John Blake.

By: John Blake

Two weeks after closing Woodstock with his reinvention of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Jimi Hendrix decided to offer a free concert for a group he called “my people.”

He held a concert for an African-American audience in Harlem, a place he once called home. Hendrix’s homecoming, though, was almost ruined as soon as he stepped onstage. Someone threw a bottle at him that shattered against a speaker; eggs splattered on the stage. Hendrix gamely played on while much of the crowd melted away.

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Democratic Candidates Must Work Harder to Lock in Black Voters

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The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Charles D. Ellison.

By: Charles D. Ellison

New polls are showing weaker-than-usual African-American support for Democratic candidates, while the GOP is gaining ground with voters of color.

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News Flash

#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday.

The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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Lawsuit: Georgia teen arrested, held at gunpoint for seatbelt violation

An incident that one family is calling police brutality has resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a Georgia police department. 

High school senior Montre’ Merritt was pulling into his driveway when a Waycross police officer pulled him over on Jan. 18. The officer then got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at the teen’s head, instructing him to get on the ground and then handcuffed him. 

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Princeton graduate creates app for Chicago Public School students

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A 2013 Princeton University grad student has created a new mobile app that is sure to inspire students to want to achieve higher grades.

Trevor Wilkins, who also attended Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, created Küdzoo, an app that brings businesses and schools together with the goal of motivating students to excel. 

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