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Happy birthday Michael! King of Pop honored with celebrations at childhood home

Celebrations for Michael Jackson’s birthday kicked off on Thursday in his native city of Gary, Indiana. What started off as just a simple block party has morphed into an annual three-day festival that stretches beyond 2300 Jackson St. in honor of the King of Pop.

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Black cop files police brutality lawsuit

Every year, the Philadelphia Police Department receives scores of brutality lawsuits. But it is unusual for a police officer to make those charges. In a suit filed earlier this week, the unthinkable happened. Sgt. Brandon Ruff filed charges against the department. 

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Donald Glover to play Spiderman, the animated version

Well it’s finally happening–almost. Community star Donald Glover expressed interest in playing the lead role in The Amazing Spiderman in 2010. His fans took his request pretty seriously, and launched a social media campaign complete with a #donald4spiderman hashtag to make this a reality.  The role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, but now, Glover is finally getting his […]

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Marlon Wayans sued for racial discrimination

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Comedian/actor Marlan Wayans is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit after comparing an actor to “Family Guy” cartoon character Cleveland Brown. Pierre Daniel, who is black, says he was hired for a part in “A Haunted House 2,” a film written and produced by Wayans. Last September, Marlon posted a side-by-side pic of Daniel and the […]

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Hands up. Don’t Shoot! A community Video to protest police brutality against black men

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In an effort to speak out against police aggression targeting African-American men and the killing of Michael Brown, community members in Chicago will convene to create a short video and release a photo. “Hands Up. Don’t shoot!” is meant to gather protesters in solidarity to stand behind the family of Michael Brown, and to stand […]

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Television producer Charles Belk arrested for ‘walking while black’

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TV producer Charles Belk, 51, was arrested by the Beverly Hills Police Department for “walking while black.” Belk, who was in the area covering the Emmys, was walking from a restaurant to his cars when he was surrounded by 6 police cars, told to sit on the curb, then handcuffed. Belk wrote a Facebook post about his […]

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Family of unarmed man killed by police in Chicago seeks justice

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  The family of a man who was fatally shot by a  member of the Chicago Police Department is seeking justice. 28-year-old Marlon Horton was shot during a confrontation with an off-duty cop at a CHA building. 

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Autopsy: death of handcuffed man shot in chest ruled suicide

A Louisiana man shot and killed himself in March while in custody in the backseat of a squad car, according to the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office. Victor White III, who was handcuffed at his time of death, sustained a bullet wound to the chest. 

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12-year Navy veteran discharged for refusing to cut hair

A 12-year Navy veteran has been discharged for refusing to cut her hair or wear a wig as demanded by officials. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Sims is described as an exemplary sailor. For most of her time in the Navy, she had kept her hair in natural locks with a bun for most of […]

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‘Hercules’ actor Kevin Sorbo calls Ferguson protesters ‘animals,’ issues apology

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“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo apologized for an offensive rant he posted on his Facebook page that referred to black protesters in Ferguson, Missouri as “animals” and “losers.” 

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