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Report: most companies assume blacks use drugs

According to a report released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, more than any other group, black job applicants are being denied by U.S. companies for jobs. Why? Because often, corporations assume that they are using illegal drugs. 

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Civil rights lawsuit underway against Chicago Police, city

Eight Chicago police officers and the City of Chicago are named in a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday accusing the officers of conducting multiple illegal open-air strip searches and planting evidence. Caprice Halley, Tevin Ford and the estate of Robert Douglas say they were pulled over on the 9000 block of South Laflin by undercover […]

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Graduation Part IV: Building Up Youth

“I fear death, I’m young I have a whole life ahead of me, I don’t want to start gang-banging and then people are killing people for no reason now. So it’s like I don’t want to gang-bang and walk down the street and get killed,  that takes away my life…but It’s going to hurt the […]

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Frank Ocean: ‘I Was A Thug in My Past Life’

In his Oyster magazine cover story, singer/songwriter Frank Ocean revealed that he used to be a “thug” in his past life. Ocean describes himself as having sold “a lot of cocaine and crack.”

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Eric Holder Unveils Major Drug Sentencing Reforms

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce major drug sentencing reforms today. The Justice Department will avoid charging low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences, as long as they’re not connected with criminal organizations.

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STUDY: Blacks Are Nearly 4 Times As Likely As Whites of Being Arrested for Pot Possession

According to the ACLU, whites and blacks use marijuana at the same rate. Yet, African Americans are nearly four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession. And on a state-by-state basis, this disparity is even higher.

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Kendrick Lamar Blasts Hip Hop’s Obsession with “Molly”

In a recent interview with MTV News, critically-acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar took today’s Hip Hop to task for its infatuation with the drug “molly.”

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Mississippi Could Soon Jail Women for Stillbirths, Miscarriages

Nina Buckhalter is on trial for manslaughter in Mississippi after having a stillborn child; traces if drugs were found in her system. The case sets a dangerous precedent, where unintentional pregnancy loss can be treated as a homicide.

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George Zimmerman’s Attorney Wants to Reference Trayvon Martin’s Drug Use in Court

George Zimmerman’s attorney is reportedly asking a judge to allow Trayvon Martin’s drug use to be referenced in court. They alleged that Martin was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the incident.

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Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of 90′s Rap Duo Kris Kross Has Died

Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, one-half of the 90s rap duo Kris Kross died yesterday. He was 34. Kelly was found unresponsive and transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Officer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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