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Rachel Jeantel blames self for Zimmerman verdict

A little over a year ago, the world met Rachel Jeantel. The friend of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took the stand during the George Zimmerman trial, and her testimony became more famous than her facts. Now, the 20-year-old is speaking out, and blames herself for the way the verdict went down. 

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Ruling: officer who killed Oscar Grant cleared of lawsuit

Johannes Mehserle, the transit officer who shot and killed Oscar Grant in 2009, will not have to pay damages to Grant’s father. Mehersle had been convicted of manslaughter in 2010 and was released in 2011. The lawsuit was brought by Oscar Grant’s father, Oscar Grant, Jr. The Bay Area Transit Authority (BART) had previously settled […]

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Transgender woman burned to death, murder investigated as a hate crime

The murder of a transgender woman who was burned to death in Florida is being investigated as a hate crime. The remains were found behind a vehicle rental facility at 2807 Fowler Street in Fort Myers on Thursday. Authorities have identified the remains as those of Yaz’min Shancez , 31.

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Over Father’s Day Weekend, 27 shot in Chicago

At least two were killed and 25 others wounded in shootings across Chicago over Father’s Day weekend. The last homicide took place on the city’s west side just after midnight Sunday. 17-year-old Brandon Petreson was gunned down while standing with a group in the 3100 block of West Polk Street.

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Sixth person charged in death of Endia Martin

A sixth man has been charged in connection to the murder of 14-year-old Endia Martin. Floyd Evans is accused of illegally obtaining the gun used in the Monday afternoon shooting in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. 

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$3 million bond set for man accused of giving niece gun used to kill teen

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A man accused of providing a gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday was order held on $3 million bond. Donnell Flora, 25, gave his 14-year-old niece a loaded .38 caliber revolver and accompanied her to the fight on Monday in Chicago, prosecutors say. 

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Judge removed from Renisha McBride trial

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The man who shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride on his front doorstep Nov. 2, won his request for a new judge Friday. Theodore Wafer, 55, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter without malice and felony firearm use in connection to the incident. 

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Chicago activist shot to death after leaving anti violence event

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A Chicago activist was shot and killed in front of her home moments after leaving an anti-violence event on Friday evening. Leonore Draper, 32, sat on the committee of an anti-violence non-profit called A Charitable Confection. 

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Federal Government offers assistance to Chicago police after weekend violence

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Chicago saw at least 44 shooting incidents and 8 deaths over the holiday weekend. Now, the federal government is offering help to the city in the fight to end violence in the streets. 

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Events

Black Men United sponsors ‘No Murders in May’ Mother’s Day luncheon

Black Men United, in partnership with the Goodwill Industries of Omaha and Risen Son Baptist Church is calling for the city of Omaha to stop killing one another for at least one month. Instead of traditional Mother’s Day gifts, the organization is hoping that city residents with give the gift of No Murders in May this […]

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