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Black churches more accepting of gays, study finds

According to a new survey, overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in the country’s religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but declined in Catholic congregations.

Duke University’s National Congregations Study found the trend by interviewing representatives from 1,331 congregations in the country. 

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

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The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story.

When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store” and that shoppers were coming under direct threat.

But now, he’s recounting the incident in a drastically different way. 

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Terry Crews talks Ray Rice, shares his experiences with domestic violence

Terry Crews has responded to the Ray Rice abuse incident by opening up about his own experiences with domestic violence.

The 46-year-old actor/comedian shared how the Ray Rice elevator altercation affected him, as well as what he witnessed in his household growing up. 

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Feature: Black men’s excuses for Ray Rice sound a lot like the ones Darren Wilson’s supporters used


This post is from The Washington Post. It was written by Julian Long.

By: Julian Long

Black men. Fellas. Brothers.

Stop complaining about Ray Rice’s (much deserved and yet woefully insufficient) punishment. Right now.

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Ferguson protests continue, 35 arrested during standoff in highway

Demonstrators attempting to block Interstate 70 in St. Louis on Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown a month ago were barred by the police from entering the highway.

According to authorities, 35 people have been arrested, most for unlawful assembly but four for assaulting officers. 

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Source: Police sent Ray Rice video tape to NFL in April

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer to an NFL executive five months ago.

This is a sharp contradiction to league executives’ story that they didn’t see the violent images until this week when they were released by TMZ Sports. 

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#YesAllBlackWomen Are Janay Rice

By: Samantha Master

Trigger Warning: violence against women; misogyny

One of my earliest and most vivid memories was at five or six years old. My mother and I went to a local Hampton Inn after one of my step-father’s drunken rages left her black-eyed and busted-lipped. At the check-in counter of the hotel, my mother encountered a deep cocoa-colored woman, not much bigger than herself. Knowingly, the woman looked at my mother with child in-tow and refused to accept payment for the night’s stay. She ushered us to a room and gave me quarters to play Ms. Pac Man in the make-shift arcade while my momma let me eat Fruit Loops for dinner—the only apology she could muster for not being able to assuage my sobs after the beating I’d witnessed.

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High school students in Newark walk out in protests

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Students from three Newark high schools have walked out of class in protest of the state’s control of New Jersey’s largest school district.

Community activists and parents joined students from Science Park High, Arts High School and Central High School as they walked out of class on Tuesday. 

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Nicki Minaj attributes more natural, toned down look to confidence

If you’ve been keeping up with Nicki Minaj, then you’ll notice the rapper has dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look.

Why? Because she’s more comfortable in her skin.

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NFL player DeAngelo Williams dyes hair pink in honor of mom, breast cancer awareness


Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has dyed his trademark locs pink in honor of his late mother Sandra Hill, who lost her battle with breast cancer in May.

The NFL star also painted his toe nails pink in memory of his mom, and to spread awareness about the deadly disease. 

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