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Report: Chicago police stop black motorists more

According to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Chicago police stop black motorists more than their white counterparts. 

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Target refuses to apologize for racist ‘Annie’ ad

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Major retail chain Target is refusing to apologize for releasing an ad promoting a clothing line for the film “Annie” starring Quvenzhané Wallis. Target came under criticism for using white models to advertise the Annie-themed clothing line instead of children of color. The corporation released the following statement in response to the backlash.

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Ferguson residents receive racist notes about Christmas on car windshields

Residents in Ferguson, Missouri found a racist Christmas letters on their car windshields last week.

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Petition: remove Target ad advertising ‘Annie’ movie

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A Change.org petition is calling for Target to remove an ad that they say disrespects “Annie” actress Quvenzhané Wallis.  The brand’s recent ads shows a white model despite Wallis being in the lead role. 

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Unarmed man shot at by NYPD charged with assault after cops hit innocent bystanders

A 35-year-old Brooklyn black man was unarmed when NYPD officers shot at him in the middle of Times Square on Sept. 14. The officers did not hit Glenn Broadnax, but struck two innocent bystanders. Somehow, Broadnax is being charged with assault for the officers’ negligence. 

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Michael Sam: ‘gay NFL players have reached out’

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In October, America’s first openly gay NFL player was released from the Dallas Cowboys.  But during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Sam says he’s received words for current players who have his back. 

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri

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Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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Activists call out Black celebrities for being silent about Ferguson, police brutality

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Activists in Ferguson are calling out Black celebrities who have opted not to comment on the recent incidents of police brutality throughout to country.

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Ebony Wilkerson ordered to be committed to mental health facility

A mother of three who drove her children into the Atlantic Ocean in March was ordered to be committed to a state mental hospital for the crime. Circuit Judge Leah R. Case found that Ebony Wilkerson met the legal standard of being “menifestly dangerous to herself and others,” according to NBC. 

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Justice Department to review Dontra Hamilton death

The family of a mentally ill black Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in April said Tuesday they are hopeful the officer will be charged after the Justice Department announced it will review the case for civil rights violations.  Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Monday that his office […]

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