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4 charged in death of Omaha girl killed by stray bullet

Four men are facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a 5-year-old Omaha girl who was hit by a stray bullet while eating breakfast with her family in their home. All four men were arrested earlier on suspicion of theft on Jan. 15. Surveillance video captured footage in the area where shots were […]

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Civil rights lawsuit underway against Chicago Police, city

Eight Chicago police officers and the City of Chicago are named in a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday accusing the officers of conducting multiple illegal open-air strip searches and planting evidence. Caprice Halley, Tevin Ford and the estate of Robert Douglas say they were pulled over on the 9000 block of South Laflin by undercover […]

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Should the ‘Central Park 5′ receive a settlement? The New York Post doesn’t think so

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to pay $250 million to five young black men who served years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Yudef Salaam, Antron McCray and Korey Wise were found guilty of the 1989 rape of Trisha Meili. Known as the Central […]

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Former Dallas Cowboy player Josh Brent convicted of intoxication manslaughter

Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter for a car wreck that killed his close friend and teammate Jerry Brown. The December 2012 car accident occurred after a night of partying with fellow Cowboys players. 

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Atlanta pastor found guilty of knowingly exposing others to HIV virus

An Atlanta-based pastor has been found guilty of knowingly exposing two women to the HIV virus. Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was found guilty on two counts of reckless conduct for failing to inform the women of his status. 

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High School basketball players suspended for throwing up 3-pt. symbols

Two Wisconsin high schoolers have been suspended after a picture of them throwing up a three-point symbol surfaced. Jamal and Juwaun Jackson were featured in The Sheboygan Falls News. The story was about the brothers moving into the district. They, along with Sheboygan Falls Senior Jordan Jackson, took one serious picture and a goofy picture. 

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Former inmate-turned-mentor challenges gang members to turn their lives around

January is National Mentoring Month and while many with offer just a few hours a week to making a difference, one man has dedicated his entire life to mentoring black youth heading down the wrong path. Abrigal Forrester was 21 when he started a 10-year prison sentence. He credits older inmates, mentors, for getting him […]

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Study: People remember educated black men as having lighter skin

  In the latest research produced by professors at San Francisco State University involving colorism, results of a new study reveal that people remember educated black men as having lighter skin. The study, “When an ‘Educated Black Man Becomes Lighter in the Mind’s Eye” explored the concept called “skin tone memory bias.”

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Study: Black men who grew up in single parent homes have higher risk of hypertension

According to a new study released by the American Heart Association, whether or not black men grow up in single family homes can determine their health. The study, “Childhood Family Living Arrangements & Blood Pressure in Black Men,” took a look at whether childhood family living arrangements are independently associated with mean BP and hypertension […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton, panelist say jobs are the key to solving gun violence

Rev. Al Sharpton seems to be keeping his promise of placing a spotlight on Chicago violence. During a town hall meeting on Thursday at Hyde Park Academy on the city’s south side, Sharpton and other leaders echoed the notion that jobs are the key to reducing crime in the city.

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