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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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(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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Key Ferguson protester facing assault charge

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A prominent Ferguson protester has been charged with misdemeanor assault for brief contact with police officers while attempting to access city hall while it was closed. 

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Killings by police a horrific pattern in black community

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The following piece is from the Boston Globe. It was written by Akilah Johnson and Peter Schworm.

By: Akilah Johnson and Peter Schworm

It feels like a one-two punch for many in Boston’s black community.

First, a grand jury in Missouri declined to indict a police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teen. Nine days later, a grand jury in New York declined to indict a police officer for choking an unarmed black man to death.

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Derrick Rose wears ‘I can’t breathe’ t-shirt in solidarity with Eric Garner protesters


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Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose made one of the biggest social statements of his professional career by wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt while warming up before a game in solidarity with Eric Garner protesters.

While Rose did not make any verbal statements about a New York City grand jury’s decision not to indict the NYPD officer who fatally placed Garner in an illegal chokehold during an altercation in July. 

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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner

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A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties.

The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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Protests continue in response to Eric Garner decision

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Today marks the fifth day that protesters have taken to the streets in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD police officer who fatally killed an unarmed black man using an illegal restraint move in July.

Activists across the nation say that 43-year-old Eric Garner’s death will not go in vain.

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The Silence of the ‘Black’ White Musicians

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The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Malek Mouzon.

By: Malek Mouzon

I hope that by the time this article posts it no longer applies. But as of its writing, the following is a small list of musicians who have yet to make a public statement or acknowledgement of Michael Brown’s murder and the racial epicenter that is Ferguson, Missouri. In no particular order, they are: Justin Bieber, Macklemore, Iggy Azaela, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.

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