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Woman sent pic of a ‘Sorry I Tased you’ cake by deputy who Tased her

Stephanie Byron claims that she was Tased when Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Wohlers came to visit her at work, but in a bizarre twist, he then sent her a picture of a cake with frosting reading “Sorry I Tased you.” Wohlers allegedly came to Byron’s work in June to harass her “about her personal life,” according to Byron. At one point, ...

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Congress overrides Obama veto on 9/11 bill, but what about slavery reparations for African-Americans?

Just when you thought Congress couldn’t get along, they found something they could all agree on: 9-11 families. Both the House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to overturn President Barack Obama’s veto of JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act), allowing the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for any role they had in the 9-11 attacks. Can ...

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Hillary Clinton gives Mary J. Blige ‘The 411’ on black issues

This past week, Mary J. Blige made headlines when the teaser for her new talk show The 411 featured an interview with Hillary Clinton. The most noteworthy (and cringe worthy) moment of the clip released by Apple Music showed the R&Blegend belting out Bruce Springsteen’s American Skin (41 Shots). You’ve got to understand the rules If an officer stops you, promise me you’ll ...

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Volkswagen agrees to $1.2B settlement with dealers

Volkswagen Group agreed to pay its 652 U.S. dealerships up to $1.21 billion to settle claims stemming from the company’s emissions scandal. The German automaker revealed the settlement late Friday in a federal court filing, reflecting an average payout of $1.85 million. Many dealers suffered steep losses over the last year as VW’s U.S. sales slumped in the wake of the scandal. The ...

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Mary J. Blige Didn’t Ask Clinton About Hateration; Nor Did She Just Break Out Singing. And Other Reasons You Need to Watch Their Interview

The trailer for Blige’s interview with Hillary Clinton on her Apple Music talk show, The 411,didn’t do Blige any favors. And while the memes were funny, we suggest you watch the entire piece because in this instance, context is critical. The trailer for it may have been awkward, but once you actually watch Mary J. Blige’s interview with Hillary Clinton ...

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Police Release #AlfredOlango Videos, Sister Heard Shrieking, ‘Don’t Shoot Him!’

El Cajon, Calif., has been the site of heated protest since Olango was shot by police on Tuesday; the police chief there said he released the videos “in the spirit of community calm and peace.” El Cajon, Calif. police released two short videos of the shooting death of Alfred Olango, on Friday, “for the sake of the well-being of the community,” ...

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New Video Reveals Sacramento, Calif., Police Tried To Run Over Black Man Before Fatally Shooting Him

The disturbing incident—even condemned by one of the officer’s brothers—was apparently even worse than initially thought, as departmental video shows that the officers tried to run Joseph Mann over twice. According to recently released dash-cam video from a July altercation, two Sacramento, Calif., police officers attempted to run over an African-American homeless man—twice—before they shot and killed him in a ...

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Teen facing trial for grabbing carton of milk from lunch line

Ryan Turk had just gone through the lunch line at Graham Park Middle School when he realized that he had forgotten to get a milk carton with his meal, and he went back to the line to get it. Because Turk receives free lunches at the school, he thought he could just jump into the line and quickly grab the milk ...

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Meteorologist turns up with his best friend during weather segment, spreads #blackjoy

Need to lift your spirits? Meteorologist Ted Phaeton and his friend Charles Russ are giving us life in a new viral dance video that makes you want to tag a friend and do it too. The clip shows Phaeton and Russ in front of a weather screen doing the #tzanthemchallenge and a bunch of different hot moves. The video already has earned more ...

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March planned in memory of Alfred Olango

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango’s family. The event comes a day after two videos of the shootingwere released by authorities, something the family and community leaders in El ...

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