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‘Django’ actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

A “Django, Unchained” actress who claimed she was racially profiled by police in Hollywood last month has been charged with one count of lewd conduct. Daniele Watts, and her white boyfriend Brian James Lucas, could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

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Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to host first annual 5k this November

The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.

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14-year-old Louisiana teen killed by police

A 14-year-old boy is dead after an encounter with Louisiana police.  The incident happened in Terrebonne Parish after deputies were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. pm on Tuesday. 

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Mother says son was killed by police because he was black

A Florida man is dead, and his mother says it’s due to the color of his skin. 22-year-old Darrien Hunt was killed by police on Wednesday. 

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BYP Memo: The Policing of Black Communities and Young People of Color

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Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown’s murder by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has focused the nation’s attention on racial disparities in the law enforcement system. Brown’s case is not an isolated incident. Along with Brown, the cases of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis in Florida and, more recently, Eric Garner in New York and Ezell Ford […]

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New app helps determine ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

SketchFactor is now available in app stores. The app uses user data to determine the “sketchiness” of certain neighborhoods and areas. Despite the fact that the racial makeup of an area will more than likely play a part in which areas are deemed “sketchy” by users, the app is a finalist for the NYC BigApps competition, and […]

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Justice for Renisha McBride: jury selection for Ted Wafer trial to begin

A Michigan man who shot an unarmed black woman as she sought help after a car wreck is set to start trial Monday. A judge and jury will determine if Ted Wafer, 55, used deadly force based on a reasonable fear that he was at risk when he shot and killed Renisha McBride. 

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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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Video: Morgan Freeman: ‘race doesn’t play a role in wealth distribution’

Actor Morgan Freeman made some pretty interesting comments during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon about race and wealth. The star joined Lemon to promote his new series Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel. But somehow the two ended up discussing wealth inequality and race. 

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Teacher suspended over blackface lesson, later reinstated

A Michigan teacher was suspended, and later reinstated after teaching a lesson on Blackface. Al Barron teaches at Monroe Middle School, and is set to retire in two weeks. Administrators deemed his lesson to be inappropriate. 

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