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NYPD report: ‘Eric Garner was not in great distress’

The video of NYPD officers placing a 43-year-old man in a chokehold minutes before his death has gone viral. Many have responded with angry cries of racial injustice, and others are even more upset after finding that a preliminary internal report makes no mention of the illegal move.

The report also fails to mention Garner’s repeated statements about not being able to breathe and the report states that he was not in “great distress.” 

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New details emerge as Renisha McBride trial begins

Wednesday marked the first day that lawyers pleaded their cases in front of a Detroit jury regarding the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

Theodore Wafer, 55, has been charged with second degree murder after shooting the teen on his front porch on Nov. 2. 

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Mother who lost 11-year-old due to stray bullet speaks out

A Chicago mother who lost her 11-year-old daughter when a stray bullet pierced her skull while she was at a sleepover is speaking out.

Shamiya Adams was killed when the bullet came through the bedroom window of a friend’s house on the city’s West Side.

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Update: Marissa Alexander denied new hearing, still faces 60 years in prison

A Florida judge has denied Marissa Alexander a new self-defense hearing after finding that the recent addition of a “warning shot” provision to the state’s Stand Your Ground law could not be applied retroactively. 

The law allows someone to fire without retreat if they have a “reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself.” 

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19-year-old is on his way to curing colon cancer

 Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences graduate Keven Stonewall, of Ashburn, is hoping to develop a cure for colon cancer. He's now a rising sophomore at the University of Wisconsin.

And here’s another story that goes into the “Amazing 101″ file. A 19-year-old Chicago teenager may very well be on his way to curing colon cancer!

Keven Stonewall, who works at in a Rush University lab while still in high school, revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer in mice.

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NY cop who placed Eric Garner in chokehold has history of complaints

The NYPD officer who used a chokehold on Eric Garner minutes before his death has a history of alleged civil rights violations.

Daniel Pantaleo has been sued twice within the past two years

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Guest Post

Black people must stand firm with Palestine

palestine israel conflict

The following post originally appeared on EBONY under the title, “Why Black People Must Stand With Palestine.”

By: Kristian Davis

Two years ago, a viral video emerged of a Palestinian alumnus named Fadi Quran being pepper sprayed and arrested while nonviolently protesting in the West Bank. As a journalist for The Stanford Daily, I had the opportunity to cover his arrest and detainment. And in the process, my eyes were opened to a whole conflict I was shocked I hadn’t heard about before.

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Giants condemned for hiring anti-gay director of team development

The Human Rights Campaign has blasted the New York Giants’ hire of former NFL wide receiver David Tyree for his previous comments that expressed anti-gay views.

Tyree, who has taken a public stance against gay rights, was hired as the team’s director of player development. 

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Featured Article

9-Year-Old Boy Remarries 62-Year-Old Woman – Why We Shouldn’t Worry

Child marriage should not be legal and most of all, it should not exist. The casualties of child marriage can really hurt the soul as you see many children, primarily girls bought and given away to pedophiles who are primarily men.

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BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’

Black Youth Project 100 (Photo credit: BYP 100/Facebook)

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.“ 

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