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Report: Disabled Black Man Shot Dead by Police While Reading in the Car

A disabled black man has died at the hospital after being shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Tuesday afternoon on Old Concord Road in University City, a subdivision of Charlotte, NC. Police said they were searching for someone who had outstanding warrants when they saw a man with a gun leave a vehicle. The victim was not the subject of the search, said ...

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State of Michigan Removes Flint’s Ability to Sue For Water Crisis

The move came just days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver filed a notice of intent to sue over lead contamination in the city’s drinking water supply. The City of Flint, Mi will not be able to file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the drinking water crisis, unless the state approves the lawsuit first. The Detroit Free Press ...

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Black cop suing Black Lives Matter for $500M: ‘I’m from the hood…ask about me’

A Black Dallas police sergeant has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Black Lives Matter and more than a dozen others — including President Obama. Sergeant Demetrick Pennie is president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, an organization which aims to assist the families of police officers who have been killed or injured. He filed the lawsuit this month, in ...

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Terence Crutcher shooting reminds us that blacks are treated worse than dogs

Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, was shot to death like a dog by the Tulsa police last Friday. But in America, not even dogs are treated the way black people are these days. On Sept. 16, Crutcher, 40, was on the road with this stranded SUV. After police responded to a 911 call concerning his car, Crutcher was gunned down. ...

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John Legend speaks on Colin Kaepernick’s protest and Nate Parker

In a recent interview with Complex touting his new musical, La La Land, John Legend opened up on the controversy surrounding Nate Parker to the protests spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. When asked about Kaepernick’s protest, Legend said, “I think it’s great that he’s talking about it. I don’t understand why people are upset. But I ...

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Empire’s Season 3 Premiere Is Filled With More Lyon-Family Drama Than Ever Before

In the third season’s premiere, “Light In Darkness,” we catch up with the Lyon family and how they’re coping with grief and the reality that someone is trying to destroy what they worked so hard for. If there was ever a family whose members will stab each other in the back but then fight to protect each other, it’s the Lyon family. Cookie ...

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Ahmad Khan Rahami Arrested in Connection With Bombings in NY and NJ

Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was described as “wanted” in connection with the New York City-area bombings, was apprehended by police following a shootout Monday morning. Police have captured New Jersey resident Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was listed as “wanted” in connection with the bombings in New York and New Jersey on Saturday that left 29 injured, NPR reports. According to ...

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NC Governor Drops Controversial ‘Bathroom Bill’ Federal Lawsuit

Gov. Pat McCrory maintains that he still stands by the ideas in H.B. 2, which regulates who can use which bathrooms in the state. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has dropped his fight to get a federal court to uphold the state’s notorious H.B. 2 bill, which, among other things, regulates which bathrooms transgender people can use. NPR reports that ...

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Chicago cop indicted for shooting at black teens in car

A Chicago police officer was indicted for an incident that was caught on police dashboard camera in which he fired at a car full of teenagers and wounded two of them. The officer, Marco Proano, was charged on Thursday with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law for allegedly using unreasonable force with a dangerous weapon, according to U.S. ...

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Security threat spoils ‘Black Men Uniting’ event at middle school

A Friday event at Seattle’s John Muir Elementary school in which teachers planned to wear Black Lives Matter tee shirts had to be cancelled because of security concerns. The event, called “Black Men Uniting to Change the Narrative,” would have seen at least 100 black mengathering at the school in order to get rid of the stereotype that criminalizes black men, ...

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