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7 month pregnant woman allegedly placed in chokehold by NYPD

The NYPD is investigating whether one of its officers put 27-year old Rosan Miller in a chokehold.

Miller is seventh months pregnant. The altercation was video-taped and resulted in the arrest of Miller’s brother and husband.

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Justice for Renisha: Why Renisha McBride’s Case Makes Me Wanna Holla

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post under the title, “Why Renisha McBride’s Case Makes Me Wanna Holla.” It was written by Debbie Hines Trial Attorney, Former Prosecutor and Founder, LegalSpeaks.com.

By: Debbie Hines

As a former prosecutor, I’d like to think that justice will prevail for Renisha McBride who was seeking help following a car accident when she was shot and killed. As a woman of color, I have my lingering doubts.

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Tara Walker becomes New Jersey’s first black female firefighter

Tara Walker made history on Friday when she became the first black female firefighter for the New Jersey City Fire Department.

In the department’s entire 143-history, there has never been an African-American female on the squad. 

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Report: Asians keep a dollar in community 120 longer than blacks

According to a report released by the Nielsen Company, Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than blacks.

The report, “The State of the African American Consumer,” takes a look at the spending habits of blacks in the country.

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This HBCU is 90% white

You would think that most of a Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCUs) student population would mainly consist of African-American students.

But there are some HBCUs where blacks make up just a small amount of the student body population.

Bluefield State College is one of them. 

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Video: school bus driver hurls racist insults at children

A former Florida school bus driver was caught hurling racist epithets about black students during a rant on a cell phone video.

For 10 years, Pamela Michener had been working with the Sarasota school district as a bus driver before resigning in May. 

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New World Water

I know it’s Meatless Monday and all, but I have half a mind to eat a double cheeseburger while rocking a fur coat or something. But that wouldn’t do anything but further clog my arteries, and make me especially hot during a remarkably mild summer day here in Chicago. It would do nothing to stop PETA. And PETA needs to stop.

In this latest addition of the “How we use black people to forward our message” strand of their campaign, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has decided to lend a hand/paw/whatever to the people of Detroit. In case you missed it, there is a water emergency in Detroit. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department started shutting off the water of city residents with “delinquent bills.”  This is a crisis, as nearly 150,000 home will be affected, despite a two-week moratorium put in place. In “response” to the crisis, PETA has decided to pay the water bill for 10 Detroit residents who–yep, there’s always a catch–agree to go vegan for a month in return.

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Boko Haram kidnaps Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister’s wife

Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon.

A local religious leader, Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town’s mayor, and five members of his family were also kidnapped in a separate attack on his home. 

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Obama renames African Leaders Program after Nelson Mandela

President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington. 

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Fertility clinic in Canada refuses to match white patients with non-white donors

No ‘rainbow families’: Ethnic donor stipulation at fertility centre ‘floors’ local woman

A Canadian woman says she was shocked to find out that a policy at Calgary’s only fertility treatment center restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background.

Catherine, who asked to be identified by just her first name, said she sought invitro fertilization at the Regional Fertility Centre last March. 

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