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In Ezell Ford shooting death, protesters continue to demand answers

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week. Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death. 

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The price of blackness in America

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The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once or twice a week at one point. Often […]

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Governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Missouri

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Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed an overnight curfew in Ferguson over the weekend. The move is an attempt to quell disturbances that have shaken up the city since a Ferguson police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. 

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Black UIC employee accuses staff of racism

A black employee at the University of Illinois at Chicago says his job was made a “living hell” due to taunts by co-workers. Chuck Conner, 49, who is a mechanic at the institution, says he’s received a black Santa Claus and a rope in the form of a noose while working there. 

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Teacher who was called ‘white trash’ wins $350,000 lawsuit

A former Maryland teacher has won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white. In his lawsuit against the Prince County George’s school board, Jon Everhart alleged that a black principal forced him out of his job because of his race.

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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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Racists in Israel are out of control, residents plan to flee

Tensions are high in Israel, but one angle that isn’t being talked about much is the explosion of racism and extremism. It started shortly after the kidnapping of three Israeli boys in Gush Etzion, that led to an assault in Gaza which has left more than 1,000 dead. 

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Justice for Renisha: medical examiner called to stand in Ted Wafer trial

Renisha McBride would have needed to consume 10 to 11 shots of vodka in an hour to get her blood-alcohol level to when it was when she lost her life on a Dearborn Heights, Michigan porch. At least that’s what former Chief Wayne County Medical Examiner Dr. Werner Spitz told jurors during testimony in Theodore […]

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New app allows disenfranchised to record incidents in real-time

There’s a new app that is helping disenfranchised individuals in Chicago record incidents of racism and discrimination in real-time. Vocalize was created to help individuals rediscover their voice and reclaim their rights.

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Angry UPS driver gives black man noose made of packing materials

The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it’s investigating one of their drivers after a man says he handed him a noose during an office delivery. Georgia resident David Mitchell says the driver acted strangely when they first encountered each other during work hours. 

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