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Report: Illinois tops list of worst 10 states in country to raise black children

For many black children, finding the support they need in order to become successful is more than challenging. According to a study conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Illinois is the worst state in the country to raise black children. 

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Man orphaned by Rwandan genocide awarded full ride to Harvard

At just 9-years-old, Justus Uwayesu became an orphan and street beggar in Rwanda. He had not bathed in more than a year when an American charity worker, Clare Effiong found him. Fast forward 13 years and Mr. Uwayesu isn’t just living in a different world, but rising through the academic ranks of not just his […]

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Activists call for tracking of police misconduct by FBI

Activists in Ferguson have collected 200,000 signatures backing their demand that federal agencies address the national trend of police brutality with major reforms. The activists are calling for the collection and release of comprehensive data on how many Americans are killed by law enforcement officers annually. 

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Clip of the Day

Mo’ne Davis stars in touching commercial that aired during last night’s World Series game

Little League star Mo’ne Davis won over the hearts of most of America this summer when her team fought to win the Little League World Series. Well, she did it again last night when a Chevrolet commercial aired featuring the young and talented superstar during game 1 of the World Series.

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Former Harlem Globetrotter missing, car found abandoned on California highway

A former member of the Harlem Globetrotters has disappeared while traveling to Seattle. Rico Harris, 37, left his mother’s Alhambra, California home more than a week ago to visit his girlfriend. 

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Leslie Jones promoted to featured cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live has promoted Leslie Jones to featured cast member. Jones was hired as a writer after SNL producers conducted a very public search for black women to add to the cast. Although the coveted cast position was given to Sasheer Zamata, Jones, who was also a finalist, made a splash with her appearances in the Weekend Update […]

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Comedian Hannibal Buress brings light to Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations in stand-up routine

Comedian Hannibal Buress has become the topic of conversation for remarks he made about Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, after a clip from a stand-up show he performed in Philadelphia hit the internet. The clip, which is NSFW, can be seen below.

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Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. Sam joined the team’s practice squad on Sept. 3, and spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad. He never made it to the 53-man roster. 

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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing iPod

A Georgia man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing a teenager’s iPod. Shareef Tawwab Hakim, 20, of Marietta, was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault. 

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Despite decline in black student suspension, huge discrepancies remain high in Oakland schools

Oakland’s school district has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being removed from the classroom at a much higher rate than their white peers. The findings come courtesy of a yearly report to the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education. 

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