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Video: black man assaulted by cops while doing Ellen Degeneres dance dare

A black man was thrown to the ground by New York City police while participating in one of talk show host Ellen Degeneres’ “dance dares.” 

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Autopsy: Ezell Ford shot in back by LAPD cops

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25-year-old Ezell Ford was fatally shot in the back, right arm and abdomen by LAPD police, according to an autopsy report released on Monday.

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Petition: remove Target ad advertising ‘Annie’ movie

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A Change.org petition is calling for Target to remove an ad that they say disrespects “Annie” actress Quvenzhané Wallis.  The brand’s recent ads shows a white model despite Wallis being in the lead role. 

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Key Ferguson activist arrested

One of Ferguson, Missouri’s most prominent demonstrators has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week. 

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Officer who called Mike Brown memorial ‘trash’ placed on unpaid leave

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who referred to a memorial for Mike Brown as “a pile of trash” has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident. 

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California high school bans ‘I can’t breathe’ t-shirts

Members of a California high school basketball team were barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear “I can’t breathe” T-shirts in solidarity with those standing up against police brutality. The students have planned a rally in response to the decision for Monday. 

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Protesters plan to disrupt New Year’s Eve festivities in the name of justice for black lives

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Protesters are planning to disrupt New Year’s Eve celebrations in major metropolitan areas across the nation. The protests, headed by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, calls for activists to not allow New Years Eve 2015 “to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of Black people.”

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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters

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A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Events

Event: Black Holidaze — A BYP100 Kwanzaa

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BYP100 Chicago Chapter invites you to celebrate with us!

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri

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Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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