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Black youth told to leave Park Slope by NYPD

According to witnesses, on September 22, NYPD officers turned on their lights and via the police car’s loud speaker told a group of black teenagers walking down the street to leave the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn. The issue was brought up during a Community Council meeting by Sara Bennett, who saw the event.

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Reflections on Ferguson and Beyond

Pro-Palestinian protesters take part in a demonstration against the violence in the Gaza strip, in Lyon

Let’s call out the names of our fallen brothers and sisters:  Michael Brown, John Crawford, Timothy Thomas, Troy Davis, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Johnathan Ferrell, Emmett Till, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Renisha McBride, Darius Simmons, Jordan Davis, Kimani Gray, Rekia Boyd, Kendrec McDade, Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams, Everette Howard, Amadou Diallo, Orlando Barlow, Arron Campbell, […]

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Magic Johnson: ‘Give Danny Ferry another chance’

  In a series of tweets, NBA legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson said that he believes that Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry deserves a second chance. Ferry, who is on a leave of absence for racist comments he read aloud from a 2012 email about Miami Heat small forward Luol Deng.

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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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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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‘Forgotten Four’ film tells story of four black men who integrated the NFL

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Most of us know about Jackie Robinson being the first black professional Major League Baseball player, but few know about the men responsible for breaking the color barrier in the NFL.  But a new EPIX documentary will tell the story of four black pro sports players, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, […]

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Clip of the Day

Youth from Ferguson address need to discuss racism with video campaign

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Several children from Ferguson, Missouri are featured in a video called “Hey White People.” The clip sarcastically addresses common statements white people make about race and counters those claims with facts. The clip is dedicated to Mike Brown.

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Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson resigns amid racist remarks

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson has agreed to sell the NBA team after offensive remarks he made two years ago came to light. One of the team’s stakeholders demanded an investigation after the team’s general manager, Danny Ferry, recited comments regarding an NBA player. The investigation yielded the email, which contains comments about those who attend […]

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Parents of Ohio students claim racism led to expulsion

Parents of black students who once attended school in a Cincinnati, OH, suburb claim that their children were expelled for making rap videos off-campus. The parents of four black students who once attended Colerain High School have filed a lawsuit on behalf of their children. They want the expulsions on their children’s’ records expunged and […]

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People magazine sued for racism

A former black editor for People Magazine is suing the company for racism. Tatasha Robertson was reportedly the only black editor at the magazine. She says she was terminated from her job because of the color of her skin. 

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