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Video: second incident of an NYPD officer choking a suspect emerges

Police are investigating another video of a NYPD police officer placing a man in a chokehold and punching him in the face at an East Harlem subway station. Video of the incident, which surfaced about a week after the death of Eric Garner, shows police arresting Ronald Johns, 22, on July 14 at the 125th Lexington […]

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14-year-old couldn’t find a job, now he’s the CEO of his own business

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When 14-year-old Ajayi Jackson couldn’t find a summer job, he created one. Jackson is the proud owner of Pop’s Pizza, a homemade pizza palace in Pittsfield, MA. He hand-makes the pizza himself and then delivers it right to customer’s doorstep. 

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Doc Rivers to quit job as Clippers coach if Donald Sterling still owns team

According the Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons, coach Doc Rivers will quit if Donald Sterling is still the owner by the start of the next basketball season. Although Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly sold the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Donald Sterling has issued a lawsuit, claiming that Mrs. Sterling did not have […]

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BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.“ 

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Student who went to MIT at 14 still shines today

A young man who went to MIT is still making us proud. David Van Valen set the trend years ago when he was accepted into the prestigious institution at just 14. 

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Tony Dungy on Michael Sam: ‘I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it’

Former NFL coach and current NBC commentator Tony Dungy is in the news for saying that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. 

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Queen Like Me: new children’s book tells stories of powerful black women

There’s a new book available that seeks to empower young black girls. And it’s doing so by telling the true stories of 15 influential women from the past and present. Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World, chronicles the life and times of powerful women of color, and the legacy […]

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Report: black male teens want relationships, not just sex

According to a new study, teenage boys have more than sex on their mind. It turns out that adolescent males actually do desire the intimacy of a relationship over sex. The study was published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, and is based on interviews with 33 14 to 16-year-old boys. 

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White man slaps, spits on 79-year-old notable judge for cigarette

A white Chicago man is behind bars after slapping a 79-year-old Cook County judge in the face for smoking a cigarette near him. Judge Arnette Hubbard was also spit on by David C. Nicosia, 55, and called “Rosa Parks” outside the Daley Center. 

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White TV anchor suspended for comments about fatherless black men

A white New Jersey TV reporter has been suspended after making comments about black families and relations with police. Sean Bergin’s remarks came during a segment about a fatal police shooting. 

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