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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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Rebellious Maryland students bring more Confederate flags to school

Not even a week after a Maryland student was reprimanded for bringing a Confederate flag to school property, two more students have committed the same offense. A photo circling the Internet shows students at Glenelg High School raising the Confederate flag at the school’s football game last Friday. 

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Ferguson protests continue, 35 arrested during standoff in highway

Demonstrators attempting to block Interstate 70 in St. Louis on Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown a month ago were barred by the police from entering the highway. According to authorities, 35 people have been arrested, most for unlawful assembly but four for assaulting officers. 

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Clip of the Day

Youth from Ferguson address need to discuss racism with video campaign

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Several children from Ferguson, Missouri are featured in a video called “Hey White People.” The clip sarcastically addresses common statements white people make about race and counters those claims with facts. The clip is dedicated to Mike Brown.

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Twitter campaign calls attention to mentally ill man brutally beaten by teens

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A video showing a mentally ill man being physically attacked by a group of teenagers has gone viral. The video, which has been circulating around YouTube, sparked outrage in the form of a Twitter campaign, #JusticeforCoran, created in hopes of raising awareness of the crime. 

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8-year-old child prodigy speaks 8 languages and plays 8 instruments

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Describing Mabou Loiseau as a child prodigy is an understatement. This adorable little 8-year-old not only speaks 8 different languages but is skilled in playing 8 instruments. Mabou speaks French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Creole, English, and even sign language. 

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Journalists requests for judge to release Michael Brown’s possible juvenile records

A Missouri judge is considering two media requests that would release any possible records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month. Juvenile records are confidential in Missouri, so it isn’t definitively known if Michael Brown was arrested before he legally became an adult. 

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Update: Ray Allen to press charges on youth involved in home invasion

The seven teenagers who allegedly entered NBA player Ray Allen’s home while his wife and children were sleeping have been charged with trespassing.

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