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UPDATE: Ferguson jury has until next year to charge Darren Wilson

A grand jury in Missouri has been given until next year to decide whether a Ferguson police officer should be charged for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. 18-year-old Michael Brown died on Aug. 9 after being shot multiple times by Officer Darren Wilson while walking home. 

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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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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband

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A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during the encounter with police in Hollywood. 

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story. When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store” and that shoppers were coming under […]

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Ferguson protests continue, 35 arrested during standoff in highway

Demonstrators attempting to block Interstate 70 in St. Louis on Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown a month ago were barred by the police from entering the highway. According to authorities, 35 people have been arrested, most for unlawful assembly but four for assaulting officers. 

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Oakland firefighter says he was racially profiled by police officer

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A black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young sons were detained by a white police officer outside of his job. Veteran firefighter Keith Jones and his sons who are 9 and 12, were walking back to their SUV at Station 29. A fire crew responding […]

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Television producer Charles Belk arrested for ‘walking while black’

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TV producer Charles Belk, 51, was arrested by the Beverly Hills Police Department for “walking while black.” Belk, who was in the area covering the Emmys, was walking from a restaurant to his cars when he was surrounded by 6 police cars, told to sit on the curb, then handcuffed. Belk wrote a Facebook post about his […]

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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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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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Dress Code or Racial Profiling? Bar Louie Offends Customers

  I understand that businesses want to protect their brand, but are they protecting their band or racially profiling? When can racial profiling be justly called? From personal experience, I can say that some businesses would rather lose a few customers than to open their minds and doors to a more diverse crowd. I remember […]

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