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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

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The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged.

Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Report: Floyd Mayweather Jr., witnesses murder-suicide of friend, girlfriend

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun and shot his wife. After fatally shooting “Hit the Floor” actress Stephanie Moseley, rapper Earl Hayes then killed himself. 

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Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014

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The following piece is from Gawker. It was written by Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan.

By: Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan

On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed in police custody since the 1999 death of Amadou Diallo in New York. Starting with the most recent death, what follows are more detailed accounts of many of those included in the Legal Defense Fund’s tweets.

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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country.

The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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Clemson University Doesn’t Care about Black People #ClemsonCripmas

The following piece is from Daily Kos. It was written by AyDeeTheGreat.

By: AyDeeTheGreat

Clemson University doesn’t care about Black students. It doesn’t seem to care much for any of its students who represent diverse communities on campus. I’d go even further and say the institution is not so much concerned with students at all as it is with keeping its image unsullied by anything that may be construed as negative.

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Video: BYP100′s Jessica Pierce talks activism, youth-led movements

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BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists.

Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being part of them.

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Black sorority urges members not to wear Greek apparel during protests

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A Georgia chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority has instructed its chapter members not to wear Greek paraphernalia during protests.

The orders were posted the the Upsilon Alpha Omega chapter’s Facebook page: 

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You Probably Shouldn’t Go See Ridley Scott’s Pretty Racist ‘Exodus’ Movie

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by David Dennis Jr.

By: David Dennis Jr.

Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings movie is racist as shit. And it’s disgusting, lazy and a movie that people shouldn’t still be making in 2014.

Wait. Let me backtrack.

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Justice Department issues new rules to curb racial profiling by law enforcement

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a highly anticipated move to curb on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, but the new rules will not cover local police departments.

It is local departments that have come under criticism in recent months over allegations that their officers profile suspects. 

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Clip of the Day

(Video) SNL’s Ferguson sketch: did they go too far?

An edgy sketch about Ferguson and race relations in the country that didn’t make the cut for this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live was posted online Sunday.

And folks are wondering if the crew went too far. 

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