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Involuntary manslaughter charge dropped against cop who killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

  The involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who mistakenly killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid was dropped by a judge on Friday. 

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California equalizes state’s drug sentencing

California has adopted legislation that will eliminate drug sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine possession convictions. The disparity is found to disproportionately burden people of color, and contribute to racial discrimination in the state’s prison system. 

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Journey for John Crawford, moments from Beavercreek Walmart to Xenia Courthouse

On Monday, Sept 22nd about 100 young people marched from the Walmart store in Beavercreek, OH to the Xenia, OH Courthouse where a special grand jury convened to determine whether or not to charge Sean Williams, the police officer who shot and killed John Crawford. The 11-mile march called “Journey for John Crawford” was organized by […]

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More protesters arrested in Ferguson

A number of protesters were arrested by police in Ferguson after shoving ensued on Thursday night. According to protesters, the evening started out peaceful, with Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson marching down the street with them. 

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With new report, NWLC calls for equal opportunities for African American girls

The National Women’s Law Center has released a new report that shows how dire it is for African American girls. As battles ensue for racial and gender equality, the NWLC’s report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African-American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” advocates for the dissolution of discriminatory practices against African American girls, and for […]

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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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Michael Brown memorial burned down

A memorial dedicated to the memory of a slain Ferguson, Missouri teen has been burned down. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was fatally wounded by a white police officer on Aug. 9 as he walked home. A huge memorial of stuffed animals, T-shirts, posters, and other items grew in two places — in […]

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Jurors told to ‘disregard Ferguson’ as they prep for trial of man who fatally shot 7-year-old

A member of an elite Detroit police team who fatally shot a black 7-year-old child during a raid is set to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. And jurors have been told to disregard the events happening in Ferguson as they make a decision of whether or not to charge Officer Joseph Weekley. 

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Marquis Govan could reshape Ferguson, and he’s just 11 years old

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An 11-year-old Ferguson, Missouri youth is being hailed as a voice of change for the area after speaking out at a St. Louis City Council meeting. Marquis Govan has had enough, and took to the podium to express what he thinks needs to be done after the death of Michael Brown last month. 

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Through new initiative, actor Larenz Tate helps young black men succeed

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Actor Larenz Tate has partnered with a new California initiative to help young men succeed. The “Love Jones” actor talked about his role in BLOOM, which stands for Building a Lifetime of Options and Opportunities for Men, in October’s issue of Sister 2 Sister. 

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