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Update: Officer who fatally shot Mike Brown testified in front of grand jury

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black teen last month has testified in front of a grand jury. Officer Darren Wilson gave his account of what happened on Aug.9 for what would be the fourth time. Michael Brown died after an altercation with Wilson while walking home. 

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Report: Voter ID laws may negatively impact trangender Americans

Courtrooms around the country are battling over whether or not states can impose voter ID laws, but they have focused primarily on issues of access when opposing the legislation. But a new study shows that voter ID laws can negatively impact a portion of the population that is often overlooked. America’s transgender community. 

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Rebellious Maryland students bring more Confederate flags to school

Not even a week after a Maryland student was reprimanded for bringing a Confederate flag to school property, two more students have committed the same offense. A photo circling the Internet shows students at Glenelg High School raising the Confederate flag at the school’s football game last Friday. 

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Study: despite being political powerhouses, black women remain absent from politics

Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government. That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in collaboration with the Center for American Progress.  The […]

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Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

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The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

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Study: whites support harsher criminal laws if mostly blacks are getting arrested

According to a new study, white people support harsher criminal laws as long as blacks are the ones getting arrested. The findings come after whites were presented with evidence that our criminal justice system disproportionately targets black people. 

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Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, she was confronted by police officers.

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Video: man attacked by 8 men at Detroit Pride Festival

20-year-old Christin Howard, a gay man, has always been proud of who he is. While celebrating at this year’s gay pride event in Detroit on Sunday, Howard was attacked by eight men.

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Mark Cuban admits to being a bigot, says we all prejudge people

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made a few controversial comments on Wednesday during a conference in Nashville. During an interview with The Tennessean, Cuban pretty much stated that we all have preconceived notions, and in so many words, admitted to being a bigot.

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Report: in response to minority growth, whites becoming more conservative

Research supports the notion that by the year 2050, the nation will exist in its most diverse form ever. Whites will no longer be the majority, and according to a study conducted by the Associated for Psychological Science, the more fearful white Americans are of losing their majority status, the more conservative they become. 

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