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In Ezell Ford shooting death, protesters continue to demand answers

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week. Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death. 

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Rising basketball star beat to death, teen charged with manslaughter

A star basketball player at Dallas’ Wilmer Hutchins High School was beat to death. Troy Causey was killed during what police say a fight that started over a video game. A Dallas County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Jonathan Tramaine Turner for manslaughter in connection to the beating.

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Guest Post

Why the Banjee Black Gurl’s Brunch is a safe space

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By: Terrence Chappell This past Sunday, June 8, I hosted a brunch at my apartment in Chicago’s Edgewater community. I absolutely love having friends over and entertaining. I grew up watching my mom entertain, so this brunch brought it full circle, of course with the help of a few of her hosting secrets and nick-knacks. However, this brunch […]

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Guest Post

The war on drugs should be an actionable agenda, not just rhetorical exercise

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. It was written by Glenn Martin and appears under the title of, “The War on Drugs Didn’t Fail Yesterday.” Glenn E. Martin is a national leader and criminal justice reform advocate who who spent six years in New York State prisons. He’s also the Founder and Chief Risk […]

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Rule change to ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative will prevent black organizations from getting involved

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According to the blog Crew of 42, a rule change the Obama Administration’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, which is aimed at helping young black men, will prevent black civic organizations from participating in the initiative. The organization 100 Black Men of America has written a letter of concern.

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Report: sugary drinks consumed most by black males, least educated

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According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to consume sugary drinks. The CDC report also found that nearly 24 percent of adults drank at least one sugar-sweetened drink a day. 

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Brooklyn District Attorney to end prosecutions of low-level pot arrests

Brooklyn’s district attorney’s office says it will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana offenders.  The confidential policy proposal came from District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson and was sent to the New York Police Department. 

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2 teens murdered over Facebook argument

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Two Chicago teens were shot to death Saturday over a Facebook dispute, the mother of one of the victims said Saturday night. 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on the city’s southeast side. 

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Events

Black Men United sponsors ‘No Murders in May’ Mother’s Day luncheon

Black Men United, in partnership with the Goodwill Industries of Omaha and Risen Son Baptist Church is calling for the city of Omaha to stop killing one another for at least one month. Instead of traditional Mother’s Day gifts, the organization is hoping that city residents with give the gift of No Murders in May this […]

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Brennan Center Report details 15 different executive actions to reduce mass incarceration

The Brennan Center for Justice has created 15 executive actions that President Obama can carry out without Congress to reduce mass incarceration. The report, “15 Executive Actions” consists of the following recommendations. 

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