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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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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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New project prompts whites to explore what it’s like to be white in America

A new PBS documentary has been launched to allow whites in America to explore what the “white” experience is like in the country.

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Organizers in Ferguson prep for ‘Weekend of Resistance’

Residents in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for a “Weekend of Resistance” set to take place in St. Louis over the weekend. The protests are a result of another 18-year-old black male who was killed by police in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood earlier this week. 

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Boston Herald cartoon mocks Obama intruder situation, has him asking president for watermelon

A political cartoon published in Wednesday’s Boston Herald has people calling the newspaper racist. The cartoon mocks a very serious security breach that took place where a man jumped the White House fence and actually made it through the door of the president’s home. 

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New policy bans profiling in federal law enforcement agencies

The U.S. Justice Department is expected to issue a new policy that will ban religious and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers. The highly-anticipated policy will not include an exemption for national security investigation, according to sources. 

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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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Report: black women hit the hardest by unemployment

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The latest jobs report was released on Friday and there’s bad news for black women. While just about every other group has seen a decline in unemployment, black women get no reprieve when it comes to finding work. 

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Study: whites have 1 black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends

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According to a study released by the Public Religion Research Institute, whites in America have an average of one black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends.

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Guest Post

The price of blackness in America

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The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once or twice a week at one point. Often […]

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