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Fourth of July Teen fight leads to death of 14-year old boy


A quiet neighborhood is in shock after 14-year-old Tariq Akbar was gunned down Friday night, July 3rd. Neighbors are speaking out on the joyous 4th of July celebration and how it quickly turned to chaos. “I love the fireworks night, it brings everyone in Milwaukee together,” said Susan Hansen, who lives near scene. And this year’s display was no different ...

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NOLA Police Officer Fired After Surveillance Footage Shows Him Brutalizing Teenager Girl


April V. Taylor CCTV surveillance footage obtained by through a public records request shows New Orleans Police Officer Terrance Saulny using what authorities are referring to as “unauthorized force” on a 16-year-old girl as she was standing in a holding cell. Following an investigation by the Public Integrity Bureau, Saulny was fired after video evidence of the beating emerged, ...

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VIDEO: KKK, Sons Of Confederate Veterans Use Kids Summer Camps As Recruitment Tool


According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Robb has been the KKK’s “national director” since the 1980s. The website for the camp, which can be accessed through the national events section of the KKK website, claims that white people “are facing genocide,” and that, “never before in the history of our people have we faced a challenge so threatening.” ...

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April V. Taylor: Are Religion And Obama Justifying The Slaughter Of Black People In The US?


From Indian Removal, wars with Mexico and Spain,slavery, the Civil War, segregation and the current conflicts in the Middle East, a “pattern of racism and imperialism that began with the first Indian war in Virginia in 1622,” has become just as American as apple pie, according to historian James Loewen. This pattern has been woven into American culture through manifest ...

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After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriages being legal all across the United States, LGBT supporters began using rainbow colors on their social media pictures to represent the movement. To counter that, many pro-Black social media users began placing red, black, and green on their profile pictures to represent the Black Liberation flag. Now, a minister in ...

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Eric Garner’s 1-year-old daughter will never be accepted into his family: widow


She might be Eric Garner’s daughter, but she won’t be part of Garner’s family. The chokehold victim’s widow, Esaw Garner, acknowledged Friday that a 16-month-old girl named Legacy is her husband’s daughter with another woman — but said she wants nothing to do with the tot or her mother, Jewel Miller. “As far as her being accepted into our family, ...

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30 NBA rookies who are destined to become filthy rich


Reported by Victor O. Playing in the NBA is the dream of many young men, not only in America, but all around the world. This week’s NBA draft offered some hopeful athletes an opportunity to take a step closer toward achieving this dream with the 2015 NBA draft. The new players have be chosen, but how much money will these ...

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Black women are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country


Reported by Robert Stitt While the economic downturn of the last eight years has been hard on everyone, not everybody has been affected equally. The old adage of making lemonade when life gives you lemons can be applied quite appropriately. What sort of lemonade was made with the lemons of financial hardship? For many African-American women throughout the country, it ...

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5 Year Old Boy Sent Home From School for “Distracting” Haircut


Parents of a five year old child say their son was singled out at school for wearing a hairstyle that Asian and white kids wore without incident. Kindergartener Jalyn Broussard wore a “modern fade” haircut to Immaculate Heart of Mary School in December. The 5 year old even showed off his new haircut to friends at the Catholic school. Only ...

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Did R&B Artist DeLorean Scam His Way to Over 1 Million Facebook Likes?


by Deborah Caldwell In the age of social media, scammers are a dime a dozen. Many of us have received messages from people claiming to be millionaires who promise to wire us millions if only we’ll pay the $550 in taxes on the cash, as the millionaire currently has no access to cash at the moment. What a deal, right?! ...

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