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Update: Officer who fatally shot Mike Brown testified in front of grand jury

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black teen last month has testified in front of a grand jury. Officer Darren Wilson gave his account of what happened on Aug.9 for what would be the fourth time. Michael Brown died after an altercation with Wilson while walking home. 

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High school students in Newark walk out in protests

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Students from three Newark high schools have walked out of class in protest of the state’s control of New Jersey’s largest school district. Community activists and parents joined students from Science Park High, Arts High School and Central High School as they walked out of class on Tuesday. 

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More witnesses come forward in Michael Brown shooting

Two outsiders have come forward to tell their story of witnessing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Most witnesses of the shooting, which sparked outrage and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, either knew Brown, lived at or near the Canfield Green apartments where the shooting occurred, or were visiting friends or relatives […]

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Judge signs $41 million Central Park Five settlement

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On Friday, a federal court judge officially closed the Central Park Five case after signing off on the wrongfully-convicted quintet’s $41 million settlement with the city. The deal was described as “an act of justice for those five men that is long overdue” by Mayor de Blasio, according to a statement released after the filing. 

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Jackie Robinson West champ has no home of his own

America’s favorite Little League team has been receiving a lot of support these days for their work on the field. But one of them could really use out help. See, 12-year-old Jackie Robinson West team member Jaheim Benton and his family have been homeless since June. 

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Events

Black Star Project to host 4th Annual Million Father March back to school parade

On Saturday, black fathers across the nation will united for the Million Father March. The march, organized by fathers across the country, is supported by men, women and adults from all ethnic backgrounds. It promotes’ fathers’ active involvement with their children’s education and overall well-being throughout the school year. 

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Jackie Robinson West member to receive 4-year scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation, in partnership with U.S. Cellular and the Ford Motor Company Fund, announced it will present a four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarship to a member of the Jackie Robinson West League.

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Welcome home: Chicago celebrates USA world champs Jackie Robinson West with parade, rallies

Thousands of people cheered on U.S. Little League Champions Jackie Robinson West in a city-wide celebration that spanned the Chicago’s South Side to Downtown.

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School district bans conversation about Ferguson

The unrest in Ferguson has prompted a neighboring school to ban conversation on the events happening in the small St. Louis suburb. Edwardsville Superintendent Ed Hightower said the school banned talks about Ferguson and Michael Brown due to safety concerns. 

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Mom, four kids pulled over by cops at gunpoint on accident

A Texas mother of four says she was mistakenly pulled over and handcuffed at gunpoint by police as her children watched from the car. Forney Police say they were responding to a report of a driver waving a gun out of a window and thought the woman’s car was the one they were looking for.

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