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Video: police attack 12-year-old child as witnesses plead for them to stop

A video uploaded to Facebook earlier this week shows NYPD officers detaining two 12-year-old children, and one of the officers repeatedly punching one of the handcuffed boys. 

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Petition calls for president to pardon Assata Shakur

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A new Change.org petition is calling for president Barack Obama to pardon Assata Shakur. Shakur was arrested during a traffic stop in New Jersey. A shootout left her injured with multiple wounds, the driver, Zayd Shakur dead, and a state trooper dead. After several trials, she was convicted of first degree murder of an officer […]

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Authorities push for Assata Shakur to finish life sentence in U.S.

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New Jersey state authorities said they hope the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations announced by President Obama will aid the capture and return of Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard), who escaped prison and fled to the island after being convicted of killing a New Jersey State Police trooper. 

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Black College Student Leaders’ Recognized by YOUniversity Drive

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 YOUniversity Drive, LLC.  has implemented an initiative that spotlights student leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) throughout the nation, via social media and the company’s website. The online engagement movement allows student leaders to sign up for the YOUniversity Drive Resource Center and provide students with exposure and access to people, programs, and […]

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Lawmakers, staff stage Capitol walk-out in solidarity with protesters

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More than one hundred black congressional staffers and several black lawmakers staged a walkout at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, executing a silent protest in solidarity over the recent killing involving Eric Garner and Mike Brown. 

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Alia Atkinson becomes first black woman to win world title in swimming

Alia Atkinson made history last weekend by becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title. Atkinson took home the trophy for the women’s 100 breasstroke at the world short-course championships in Doha, Qatar on Saturday. 

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Georgetown’s Men’s basketball team dons ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirts

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Georgetown University’s Men’s basketball team became the latest set of athletes to outwardly condemn a grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer who fatally choked a 43-year-old man. Few words had to be said by team members, because the words on their warm-up shirts spoke volumes. 

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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country. The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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Key Ferguson protester facing assault charge

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A prominent Ferguson protester has been charged with misdemeanor assault for brief contact with police officers while attempting to access city hall while it was closed. 

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NBA legend Wilt Chamberlin becomes first player commemorated on U.S. postage stamp

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Legendary NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain will make history by becoming the first player to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp. 

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