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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Survey: deep racial divide revealed through Brown, Garner cases

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According to a recent survey, the public has very different reactions to the recent grand jury decisions in two police-related fatalities that have sparked protests in cities across the country. The data comes from a newly released Pew Research Survey. 

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Ohio Sheriff’s Deputies under investigation for racist texts

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Five deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department are under investigation for allegedly sending racist text messages while on duty. Sheriff Phil Plummer said two of the five deputies — Sheriff’s Capt. Thomas J. Flanders and Detective Michael J. Sollenberger, had been placed on indefinite paid administrative leave as of Dec. 1. 

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GOP staffer resigns after criticizing First daughters

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A Republican staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama as the two appeared at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), created a rant on Facebook that went viral. 

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White cop kills off-duty black officer during chase

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A black off-duty rookie police officer chasing a suspected thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was fatally shot Thursday night when a white officer mistook him for a criminal. “Police! Stop! Drop it!” cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25.

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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram

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An interesting trend executed by white women on social media is emerging. A growing number of Caucasian females are using the #nappyhair hashtag to describe their locs. 

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Man accused of killing black man who was passing out food to homeless

A white man is being held in a Sacramento jail after fatally running over a black man who was handing out food to the homeless. Joseph Paul Leonard Jr. did not hesitate to place blame the day he ran over and killed 34-year-old Toussaint Harrison on Arden Way. 

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Comedian Artie Lang fires off racist, sexist tweets about Cari Champion

  Cari Champion is known for hosting ESPN’s First Take, but now she’s been wrapped up in a mess that should have never even happened thanks to comedian Artie Lange. Lange, who obviously finds Champion attractive, took to Twitter to rant about his “fantasies” involving the sports commentator.  WARNING: The tweets contain offensive language that is NSW.

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West Virginia columnist fired after referring to Mike Brown as an ‘animal’

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A West Virginia columnist who’s been with the Charleston Daily Mail for more than 30 years, has been fired after referring to Michael Brown as an “animal.” Don Surber’s comments appeared on his personal blog post about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri since Brown’s death on Aug. 9. 

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