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Al Sharpton and Bernie Sanders Have Breakfast at Sylvia’s in Harlem

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Fresh off his New Hampshire primary win, the Vermont senator sat down to breakfast with the civil rights activist. In 2008 the Rev. Al Sharpton had breakfast with then-Sen. Barack Obama. It was a historic meeting of the minds before the civil rights activist put his full support behind Obama’s push for president. On Wednesday morning, Sharpton dined with Bernie ...

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Fla. Man Charged After Throwing Live Alligator Through Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window

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Joshua James, 24, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; unlawful sale, possession or transporting of an alligator; and petty theft after tossing a 3-1/2-foot American alligator into the fast-food restaurant. A Florida man was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly throwing a live alligator through a Wendy’s drive-thru window, the Washington Post reports.  ...

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Watch: Md. Cop Pulls Gun on Pizza Delivery Driver

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Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Jeffries captured on video an intense exchange between a Bladensburg, Md., police officer and himself during a routine traffic stop. A pizza delivery driver says that during a routine traffic stop he was just trying to pull over in a safe spot when a Bladensburg, Md., police officer drew his gun and demanded he get out of the ...

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White House: Economy is improving for African-Americans, but more work is needed

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The U.S. economy is improving, and African-Americans have made inroads since the Great Recession, but there is more work to be done in pursuing racial equality. That was the message from key cabinet members on the progress of the economy and its impact on African-Americans. In a press call sponsored by the White House last week, top administration officials made the ...

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Tomi Lahren to Beyonce: Your husband was a drug dealer, worry about that

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Conservative TV host Tomi Lahren thinks Beyonce (and black people who fight for social justice in general) need to stop playing victim. Wednesday, Lahren made headlines after giving the singer an unflinching tongue lashing for paying tribute to the Black Panthers during Super Bowl 50. Tomi says Mrs. Carter is essentially biting the hand that feeds her by shoving her pro-black agenda ...

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Former Black Panthers react to Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance

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Beyoncé slayed at Super Bowl50. But her Black Panther-themed performance has led to some harsh reactions from many, including former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and the unidentified folks who may actually ‘boycott’ Bey’s ‘glorification’ of the Black Panthers next week at NFL headquarters in New York. The backlash proves how deep the impact of the Black Panther Party cuts 50 years ...

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Even Black 5-Year-Olds Are Not Safe From Racial Bias

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Research published in a psychology journal showed that seeing the faces of black boys, even as young as 5, triggered thoughts of guns and violence in study participants. Research inspired by the alarmingly frequent deaths of young black people, particularly young men, in the U.S. at the hands of police suggests that even black children as young as 5 are ...

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Chicago Woman Faces Mandatory 6 Years in Prison for Kicking Sheriff’s Deputy’s Shin

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Because Tina Hunt, 49, already has convictions in two violent crimes decades ago, under Illinois’ “three strikes” law she’s looking at the harsh penalty for a kick the deputy testified didn’t hurt or leave a mark. A West Side Chicago woman is facing a mandatory six years in prison for kicking a sheriff’s deputy in the shin, the Chicago Tribune ...

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Ohio BLM Activist MarShawn McCarrel II Commits Suicide Outside Statehouse: Report

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The 23-year-old reportedly shot and killed himself around 6 p.m. Monday after posting a cryptic message on Facebook. Around 3 p.m. Monday, a cryptic message was left on the Facebook page of Ohio Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn M. McCarrel II: “My demons won today. I’m sorry.” Around 6 p.m. that day, McCarrel’s body was found outside the front door ...

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Texas couple allegedly enslaved and abused Nigerian nanny for 2 years

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A Texas couple has been accused of holding their Nigerian nannyagainst her will for over two years. Chudy Nsobundu, 56, and his wife, 50-year-old Sandra Nsobundu allegedly never paid the nanny the $100 monthly salary they agreed upon before bringing her over to the United States. Instead, the nanny was allegedly forced to work from 5:30am until 1am while she was ...

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