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Man released after serving 15 years behind bars for crime he didn’t commit

In a stunning reversal, a Cook County judge ordered for a man who confessed to a 1982 double murder to be released on Thursday. Alstory Simon wept for joy when he walked out of a downstate Illinois prison after spending 15 years behind bars. 

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Keke Palmer inspires young girls through partnership with non-profit

By landing a role in the Broadway version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and making history as the youngest Talk Show host in American history, it’s safe to say that Keke Palmer is a role model. Now, the actress is partnering with Saving Our Daughters to help other girls feel good about themselves.

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North Carolina instructor under investigation for racist remarks

A North Carolina instructor is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments to high school students in class. According to a parent of a student who attends Camden County High School, the incident happened a couple of weeks ago. 

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Charges re-filed against mother who left kids in car for job interview

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to reinstate the prosecution of a homeless woman who left her two children in a car during a job interview in March. Prosecutors made the motion after Shanesha Taylor failed to meet a deadline to deposit $60,000 in a trust fund for her children. 

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Producers seeking stories from young people of color for ‘Woke Up Black. Again.’

The director and producer of  a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured. Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black. 

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Georgia, North Carolina see surge in black voter turnout

As Republicans attempt to reduce early voting opportunities, especially Sunday voting, new data from this year’s midterms help explain why the GOP might want to eliminate voting on Sundays. Georgia and North Carolina both experienced a surge on voter turnout, especially among blacks. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands Teen Vogue feature

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As if getting a documentary produced by the legendary Spike Lee and starring in a Chevrolet commercial that ran during the World Series isn’t enough, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis now has yet another big achievement to add to her list. The baseball star has a feature in Teen Vogue. 

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Chadwick Bosman to star as Marvel’s first black superhero, company also set to debut first female hero

Marvel Studios announced several new films set to debut over the next couple of years, and one of them features its very first black superhero. 42 and Get On Up actor Chadwick Boseman has been tapped for the lead role. 

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Two Bronx boys attacked, called ‘Ebola’ due to health scare

On Friday, a group of students in New York attacked two of their peers while yelling “Ebola” at the brothers who had recently returned from Senegal. The New York Department of Education confirmed the incident occurred. The boys were pushed and shoved. 

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Raven-Symone pins open letter in response to cyber-bullies

Actress Raven-Symone penned an open letter in response to bullying she has received after she told Oprah during an interview that she does not consider herself African American. The former Cosby kid posted the letter to her Facebook page.

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