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Attorney General Eric Holder to Cleveland Police Department: ‘You’re reckless and poorly trained’

The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement to overhaul the city’s police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often. The Justice Department said the police department have endangered the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness. 

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Video: At Missouri Capitol, students hold brief protest

Close to 50 Lincoln University students and supporters marched through Jefferson City to the Missouri Capitol just before midnight in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown more than 7 times in Aug. 

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12-year-old boy murdered by Cleveland police officer over air gun

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A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about someone possessing a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be an air gun. Authorities said the weapon that Tamir Rice had looked very much like a real firearm. 

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Michael Brown’s parents address U.N.: ‘we need the world to know’

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The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen whose death has sparked international protests and a call to end police brutality, testified before the U.N. committee Tuesday to let the world know “what’s going on in Ferguson.” Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The committee works to […]

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Jackie Robinson West squad visits the White House

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars have made Chicagoans proud once again by being invited to the White House for a visit with the President and the First Lady. The team took home the U.S. Little League championship this past September. 

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7-year-old Blake Ansari makes Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist for 2014 list

7-year-old Blake Ansari is a force to be reckoned with. Earlier this year, we talked about the amazing work that Blake is doing to make his city better. Now, we are pleased to announce that Ansari is a proud honoree on the Kohl’s Foundation Regional Philanthropist list for 2014. Details of the program can be […]

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Police gearing up for riots ahead of grand jury decision in Ferguson

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Police in Ferguson are gearing up for riots that may ensue after a grand jury’s decision on whether to charge the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August. Officers are loading up on riot gear and taking refresher courses on constitutional rights in the event that Ferguson police Officer Darren […]

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Keke Palmer inspires young girls through partnership with non-profit

By landing a role in the Broadway version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and making history as the youngest Talk Show host in American history, it’s safe to say that Keke Palmer is a role model. Now, the actress is partnering with Saving Our Daughters to help other girls feel good about themselves.

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Producers seeking stories from young people of color for ‘Woke Up Black. Again.’

The director and producer of  a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured. Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black. 

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis lands Teen Vogue feature

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As if getting a documentary produced by the legendary Spike Lee and starring in a Chevrolet commercial that ran during the World Series isn’t enough, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis now has yet another big achievement to add to her list. The baseball star has a feature in Teen Vogue. 

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