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South Carolina Senate Votes to Remove Confederate Flag

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by Deborah Caldwell Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House after Dylann Roof killed nine black Emanuel AME church members, and today the state’s Senate agreed. In a bipartisan vote, the measure to remove the flag from the State House was approved 37-3 in the Republican controlled body. The ...

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Ex FDNY Employee Who Posted Racist Tweets Gets Rehired

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The son of a former New York fire commissioner was forced to resign in 2013 for making racist comments, but is now being discreetly rehired. Joseph Cassano, 26, exited the FDNY in disgrace after several of his anti-Semitic and racist tweets were exposed. He is now set to return with the next Emergency Medical Services Academy, the New York Daily ...

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33 Shootings in Chicago Over Holiday Weekend, 7 Year Old Gunned Down

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Violence in Chicago spun out of control over the 4th of July weekend with at least 33 shootings recorded. This renewed violence comes amid the addition of 30 percent of police being added to the streets. At least one of the weekend’s victim’s was a child, CNN reports: In a news conference on Sunday afternoon, Superintendent Garry McCarthy pointed out ...

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

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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

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April V. Taylor CCTV surveillance footage obtained by NOLA.com 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

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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?

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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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MINISTER WANTS BLACK AMERICANS TO FLY BLACK LIBERATION FLAG ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

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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

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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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