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Miami-area Police chief resigns after racial profiling charges surface

Miami Gardens Police Chief Matthew Boyd resigned Wednesday after allegations that officers in his department systematically harassed, intimidated and racial profiled citizens. Boyd has denied the allegations which were brought to light two weeks ago after surveillance video footage captured by a convenience store clerk showed police unjustly stopping innocent black men. The Quickstop owner […]

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Kanye West uses Arsenio Hall as example of what not to be, talk show host responds

When Kanye West made the rounds last week during radio interviews, he used Arsenio Hall as an example of what could happen to him if people stopped supporting his music. Well, Arsenio Hall was asked about West’s remarks and had this to say:

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Beef: NBC commentator Touré calls CNN’s Don Lemon a ‘White leader’

Touré, Host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” apparently has a bone to pick with CNN Analyst Don Lemon. While ranting about white on white violence on Sunday, if that isn’t weird enough, the television personality released the following tweets: Sorry for the confusion folks. “White leaders” was meant to connote “leaders of white people” not “leaders who […]

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Woman falsely accuses 3 Black men of ‘Knockout’ game attack

A 23-year-old St. Louis woman who was badly beaten by her boyfriend blamed the act on 3 innocent black men. Police charged 25-year-old Justin Simms and his girlfriend Ashley DePew, 23, with filing false police reports. The two insisted that DePew was sucker-punched by a “random thug” outside the Trophy Room bar in south city.

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Mom loses son, earns college degree in his honor

Anthony Olbert would have started college this fall, but his life was tragically cut short when he was killed by his mother’s husband five years ago. In honor of her slain son’s memory, Michela Duplechain has decided to earn her college degree.

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Princeton University jazz composer inspires with ‘Ballad for Trayvon Martin’

The composer of Princeton University’s orchestra has created a ballad in Trayvon Martin’s memory. Anthony D.J. Branker, who will celebrate his 25th year as Princeton’s founder and director of the program in jazz studies, composed the piece of music after being “moved to the core” upon hearing about Trayvon’s death.

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Morehouse makes GQ’s list of ’25 Douchiest Colleges’

Not really sure if this is a proud moment for Morehouse College, but it’s worth mentioning. Each year GQ Magazine releases it’s list of  ”25 Douchiest Colleges.” Morehouse was the only HBCU to make the cut. 

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Report: higher education not paying off for black men

According to a recent report, despite large increases over the last thirty years in educational attainment among black men, they are still less likely to obtain a good job. Researchers defined a “good job” as one that has good pay, health benefits and a retirement plan. In the report, “Has Education Paid off for Black […]

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Morgan State University chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity placed on probation amid discrimination charges

Morgan State University’s branch of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has been placed on probation until 2015. The chapter is accused of discriminating against a student because of his sexual orientation.

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Coming from where I’m from

After reading a recent New York Times article featuring a north Saint Louis neighborhood and the violence that it’s citizens live with daily, I realize that I see my neighborhood with different eyes. I am a born and raise resident of the same north Saint Louis neighborhood. Like most of my neighbors, I have witnessed […]

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