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Through new initiative, actor Larenz Tate helps young black men succeed

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Actor Larenz Tate has partnered with a new California initiative to help young men succeed. The “Love Jones” actor talked about his role in BLOOM, which stands for Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men, in October’s issue of Sister 2 Sister. 

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Black dancers file lawsuit against Cher for racist remarks

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Three black backup dancers filed a lawsuit against Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour. The trio also alleges the singer engaged in racial discrimination after rejecting another black dancer from joining her onstage. 

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NFL Players Union files appeal on behalf of Ray Rice

The NFL Players Union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension on Wednesday. Rice was originally suspended for two games in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after being charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiance. 

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California professor committed to improving strained relationship between police, black community wins prestigious genius grant

A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its tense relationship with the black community is among 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.” The Chicago -based foundation announced the 2014 recipients on Wednesday, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they want. 

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Report: Law enforcement in Los Angeles kill about one person a week

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According to a report released by the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, law enforcement in the city kill on average about one person a week. Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have lost their lives at the hands of police. 

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Trial set for cop who fatally shot Rekia Boyd

A trial has been set for a Chicago police detective who fatally shot an unarmed woman in 2012. Dante Servin has been indicted on criminal charges that he recklessly opened fire at a group of people while off-duty. He said that he feared for his life after he saw a man point a gun at […]

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Vikings go back on decision, bans Adrian Peterson from playing

Two days after announcing that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could return to practice with the squad, the NFL team has reversed their decision. Peterson, who was indicted last week on a felony child-abuse charge, was placed on exempt/commissioner’s permission list. The move prevents him from taking part in any team activities indefinitely. 

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Video: Lupita Nyong’o's Sesame Street appearance is a must watch

During a special guest appearance on “Sesame Street” Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o made us all proud. During a skit with Elmo, Nyong’o talked about all of the great things about her skin. 

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Adrian Peterson: ‘I am not a child abuser’

After being reinstated to the NFL, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson released a statement in response to child abuse allegations.  Peterson took to his Twitter account to voice his thoughts on accusations of child abuse after images surfaced of his 4-year-old son being severely bruised after being disciplined by the star.

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Alabama prisoner dies after being Tasered by police in effort to prevent suicide

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An Alabama inmate died on Sunday after police shot him with a Taser after he became combative with officers. Ricky Deangelo, 47, was unresponsive after the deputy used the weapon on him. 

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