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Black August 2014

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Black August is a time of fasting, studying, reflecting, and discipline to honor our ancestors and people in the liberation struggle.  Black August originated in the slave house (prison) to honor our fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden and sole survivor, Ruchell Magee.  Jonathan Jackson was killed outside the Marin […]

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Is this popular club racist, one black woman thinks so

An African-American woman claims that a popular New York nightclub is racist. 1 OAK has played host to many stars, but now the woman has come forward to claim that she was made to feel unwelcome at the hotspot. 

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Transgender teen stabbed on D.C. metro train

  A 15-year-old transgender teen was stabbed in the back by an attacker while riding a Green Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The victim, a D.C. resident, was being treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening puncture wound. 

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Community leaders say no to white cultural studies teacher

In just a few weeks a new California middle school will open. Rutherford B. Gaston is slated to open in Fresno, and black community and church leaders are calling on the Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies teacher. 

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Michele Roberts makes history by becoming NBPA’s first female executive director

The NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) has elected Michele Roberts as its executive director. Roberts will become the first woman to head a men’s professional athletic association in the US. Roberts was one of three people, and the only woman, who was a finalist for the executive director post. Roberts will take over a position vacated […]

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Stabbing suspect rejects ‘negro’ public defender

A man accused of stabbing a passenger as he exited a Lynx bus is Orlando denied the assistance of what he referred to as a “negro public defender.” Thomas Thorpe, 51, appeared before a judge and refused to have the black lawyer, or any public defender for that matter, represent him. 

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Report: Asians keep a dollar in community 120 longer than blacks

According to a report released by the Nielsen Company, Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than blacks. The report, “The State of the African American Consumer,” takes a look at the spending habits of blacks in the country.

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Video: second incident of an NYPD officer choking a suspect emerges

Police are investigating another video of a NYPD police officer placing a man in a chokehold and punching him in the face at an East Harlem subway station. Video of the incident, which surfaced about a week after the death of Eric Garner, shows police arresting Ronald Johns, 22, on July 14 at the 125th Lexington […]

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14-year-old couldn’t find a job, now he’s the CEO of his own business

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When 14-year-old Ajayi Jackson couldn’t find a summer job, he created one. Jackson is the proud owner of Pop’s Pizza, a homemade pizza palace in Pittsfield, MA. He hand-makes the pizza himself and then delivers it right to customer’s doorstep. 

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Doc Rivers to quit job as Clippers coach if Donald Sterling still owns team

According the Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons, coach Doc Rivers will quit if Donald Sterling is still the owner by the start of the next basketball season. Although Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly sold the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Donald Sterling has issued a lawsuit, claiming that Mrs. Sterling did not have […]

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