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St. Louis now has five fatal police shootings under investigation

The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old teen by an off-duty police officer in St. Louis has brought the city and county’s number of fatal police shootings this year that are currently under investigation to five. All five victims are black men under the age of 31. Two are accused of having  gun in their possession […]

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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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Innocent North Carolina brothers freed after serving 30 years behind bars

North Carolina’s longest-serving death row inmate and his younger brother walked out as free men on Wednesday after serving 30 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. Henry McCollum, 50, along with 46-year-old Leon Brown were freed from Maury Correctional Institution after DNA evidence showed an 11-year-old girl may have been raped […]

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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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White TV anchor suspended for comments about fatherless black men

A white New Jersey TV reporter has been suspended after making comments about black families and relations with police. Sean Bergin’s remarks came during a segment about a fatal police shooting. 

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These images shatter the ‘absent black father’ stereotype

Photographer Zun Lee didn’t set out to create a series that shattered the stereotype of black men as absent black fathers. In fact, “Father Figure,” was meant to show black men in positive relationships with their children as a personal journey. But the project morphed into more than Lee could ever imagine.

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Man raises $30,000 for non-profit while in prison

The founder of a non-profit that seeks to help young people and inmates make a strong transition back to society raised money for the organization while in prison. Tim Richardson created “Epidemek” in hopes of providing former felons with the support they need not to end up back behind bars. 

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Police officer indicted for false drug arrests

A Georgia police officer has been indicted for accusations that he illegally charged a man with drug possession during a 2012 arrest. A Dekalb County grand jury brought forth the motion Thursday against Officer Demetrius A. Kendrick on  the charge of violation of oath by public officer. 

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Rapper Danny Brown’s struggle with mental illness

Detroit-based rap artist Danny Brown is known for his dark imagery in his lyrics. Turns out that it comes from a place inside of Brown’s struggle that many do not know about. But during a recent Twitter vent, the musician opened up about his battle with mental illness. 

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President Obama set to announce new initiative for young men of color

President Obama is set to announce a new initiative aimed specifically at young men of color. “My Brother’s Keeper” will bring together institutions whose goal will be generating strategies that will help young men of color. Those strategies deemed most effective will then be deployed in various ways. 

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