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Ferguson October: police arrest Cornel West

Author and activist Cornel West was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday.

The town had an influx of protesters from all of the country this past weekend, who gathered in protest of inequality regarding the treatment of blacks by police. 

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Detroit cop suspended after being caught wearing murder victim’s watch

A member of Detroit’s homicide division has been suspended after department officials found him wearing a murder victim’s watch.

Sgt. Alex Vinson was the officer in charge of the case involving an unknown murder victim who was found wearing an expensive German-made watch several months ago. 

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Report: people of color have tech degrees, they just don’t get hired

Top universities turn out twice as many black and Latino computer science and computer engineering graduates than the rate at which leading tech companies hire them, according to a USA Today analysis.

The companies say the pool of job applicants is to blame for the severe shortage of blacks and Latinos in Silicon Valley. 

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Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to host first annual 5k this November

The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.

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Report: black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than whites

According to an analysis by Pro Publica, black males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white male counterparts.

The analysis was based on 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012. 

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Video: St. Louis police pepper-spray peaceful protesters during Ferguson’s ‘Weekend of Resistance’

Over the weekend, thousands of activists, community leaders and concerned citizens gathered in protest of black men being gunned down by police in St. Louis.

And according to a video submitted to us by protester Katina Parker, peaceful protesters where pepper-sprayed by police as they exercised their right as U.S. citizens. 

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St. Louis now has five fatal police shootings under investigation

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The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old teen by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis has brought the city and county’s number of fatal police shootings this year that are currently under investigation to five.

All five victims are black men under the age of 31. Two are accused of having  gun in their possession at the time of incident. 

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Feature: Why I’m Betting on You to Shape the New American Economy

The following piece was published on Medium. It was written by President Barack Obama.

By: President Barack Obama

History has dubbed you the “Millennials.”

You’re part of the first generation to grow up in the digital age. Some of you grew up with cell phones tucked into your book bags, while others can remember the early days of landline, dial-up internet. You’ve gone from renting movies on VHS tapes to purchasing and downloading them in a matter of minutes.

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Video: Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins addresses racism in new song

Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins has joined forces with Hurt Everybody’s Supa BWE on a track that not only addresses issues of race and privilege in the country, but leaves a lingering effect on the mind. 

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Organizers in Ferguson prep for ‘Weekend of Resistance’

Residents in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for a “Weekend of Resistance” set to take place in St. Louis over the weekend.

The protests are a result of another 18-year-old black male who was killed by police in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood earlier this week. 

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