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All #BlackLivesMatter: The Death of Lamia Beard

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There are not many details known about Lamia Beard’s death. What is known, is that Beard is the latest transgender woman of color to fall victim to violence.

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Chicago boy’s letter to Santa asking for safety goes viral

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13-year-old Malik Bryant wanted peace for Christmas. The Chicago teenager desired it so much, that he wrote a letter to Santa asking that the city be covered in safety. Now, Bryant’s letter has gone viral. 

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Mother of man who killed NYPD cops apologizes to their families

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The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Ferguson activists meet with President, demand an end to police brutality

Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation. It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The unarmed teenager was shot six […]

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Rapper facing life in prison for releasing gang-related album

San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison. 

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Missouri National Guard prepared to act as Darren Wilson grand jury verdict nears

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The possibility of further clashes between Ferguson residents and police is expected as the grand jury decides on whether to charge Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As a precaution, the state of Missouri has prepared its National Guard to act pending the reaction to the imminent decision. 

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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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16-year-old Shaquise Buckner shot in West Englewood

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A 16-year-old girl was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood that also left one man wounded early Saturday. Shaquise Buckner was killed in the 7200 black of South Laflin Street around 12:50 a.m., according to authorities.

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At mayor’s request, state troopers deployed to Chicago

Illinois State Police are on their way to Chicago to work with the city’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit as of Thursday. Starting at District 11 on the West Side, a new crime-fighting effort will bring forty officers with the Illinois State Police in to help the unit track down wanted criminals. 

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