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Misuse of a Grand Jury

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Rev. Al Sharpton.

By: Rev. Al Sharpton

It has been over three months since the horrific death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It has been over three months since Brown’s parents and loved ones began awaiting a semblance of justice and closure on this painful chapter in their lives. And it’s been over three months since a community started searching for answers and justice after another one of its children died at the hands of police.

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Laverne Cox named Glamour ‘Woman of the Year’

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LaVerne Cox is on a roll this year! She’s already made history by becoming the very first transgender woman to appear on the cover of TIME. Not to mention that time when she became the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy. 

Now, the actress and activist has been named one of Glamour’s ‘Women of the Year.”

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St. Louis mayor: ‘National Guard will play limited role’

The mayor of St. Louis said that he supported Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to send the state’s National Guard to his city in preparation for the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Mayor Francis G. Slay also stated that troops operating within the city would have a secondary role in responding to any disruptions, and that police would be the ones dealing directly with demonstrators. 

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Adrian Peterson suspended without pay for remainder of NFL season

The NFL decided to suspend Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson without pay for the rest of the 2014 season, according to a statement released by the league.

Peterson intends to appeal. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands book deal

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She caught our attention this past summer when she competed in the Little League World Championships. Although Mo’ne Davis’ team did not take home the title, the baseball superstar has been racking up ever since.

First, it was gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. Then famous director Spike Lee made a documentary based on her life. Now Davis has landed a book deal. 

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Video: Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson

 

The following piece is from Vimeo. It was created by Fitzgibbon Media.

By: Ftizgibbon Media

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As law enforcement officials and national media gear up for a St Louis County Grand Jury’s announcement as to whether it will levy charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown Jr., activists have issued a 9 minute video communiqué providing an intimate look at the climate on the ground.

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Cops slam schizophrenic woman down, killing her in front of family members

Cleveland police killed a bipolar and schizophrenic woman in front of her family after they slammed her to the pavement outside her family’s home.

Tanesha Anderson, 37, was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic early Thursday after an altercation with officers two hours earlier.

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Second Ebola patient dies in U.S.

An American doctor who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus has died.

Dr. Martin Salia was flown to Nebraska from Sierra Leone over the weekend for treatment. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the disease in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month. 

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[FERGUSON FORWARD] 101 Days Without Justice for Mike Brown

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The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Taurean Russell.

By: Taurean Russell

Like most young people these days, checking Twitter is one of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning. In the past few days, my timeline has been filled with tweets about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s ironic statements quotes about how “the world is watching,” memes comparing Captain Ron Johnson to Stephen from 12 Years a Slave and debates about what people should do in St. Louis and beyond when the grand jury announcement drops—but there was one recent tweet in particular that gave me pause yesterday.

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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