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Isaiah Washington: Protesting is only getting black people killed

Last week, former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washingtoncalled for African-Americans across the country to stay home. The actor wanted every black person in America to remain home from, “every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United States of America” this past Monday, September 26, the day of the first presidential debate. *TheGrio: Donald Trump Doesn’t Give a Damn ...

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Nate Parker says new film is ‘bigger’ than his controversial rape case

NEW YORK (AP) – In an interview with “60 Minutes,” Nate Parker was unapologetic for a 17-year-old rape case that has surrounded his film, “The Birth of a Nation.” In excerpts from the interview to air Sunday shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Thursday, Parker said he was “falsely accused” and declined to make any apology . The woman ...

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I Think About My Funeral When Police Stop Me

In that moment when those cops stopped me for no reason while I was driving my car in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., my death flashed before my eyes. What was Terence Cutcher thinking about before those Tulsa, Okla., police killed him? Every time cops stop me while I’m driving my car in the middle of the night, I ...

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Disney Is Rebooting The Lion King With Live-Action Movie

The Disney classic will be the latest animated film to be reimagined as a live-action project. Disney’s The Lion King will show up in theaters as a live-action movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Jon Favreau, director of Disney’s The Jungle Book, another animated film-turned-live action, announced on Facebook Wednesday that he will be working with Disney to reboot the ...

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Arizona Republic Back Hillary Clinton For President

The Arizona Republic has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, and it is the first time in the history of the newspaper that it has backed a Democrat. The paper made its decision known in an editorial published on Tuesday titled “Hillary Clinton is the only choice to move America ahead.” The editorial begins, “Since The Arizona Republic began publication in ...

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Officials release graphic body cam video in Terrence Sterling shooting

On Tuesday, D.C. officials released the graphic body cam video of the aftermath of the Terrence Sterling shooting. Sterling was shot and killed on September 11 after hitting a police motorcycle with his vehicle. Conflicted accounts of the crash have come from witnesses and police, with police saying that he intentionally hit the motorcycle and witnesses claiming that the crash ...

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Deputies refuse security for high school where players knelt during anthem

After a picture showed most of the Bonnabel High School football team taking a knee during the national anthem at last week’s game, Louisiana deputies are refusing to work the school’s security detail because of their protest. “I was a bit taken aback at first. Keep in mind, I know what is happening nationally with some of the protests that’s happening across ...

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Police chief confirms Alfred Olango did not have gun before fatal shooting

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators on Wednesday protested the killing of a black man shot by an officer after authorities said the man pulled an object from a pocket, pointed it and assumed a “shooting stance.” Protesters who gathered outside the suburban San Diego police station in El Cajon chanted “no killer cops” and “black lives matter.” ...

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Beyoncé Tops The Root 100 List of Black Influencers

The Root 100 2016: Our list of 100 African Americans, ages 25-45, who are responsible for the year’s most significant cultural moments, social movements and big ideas. An athlete who took a stand by sitting out the national anthem. A woman thrust into the spotlight after capturing the horrific aftermath of her fiance’s shooting death by police. A singer whose artistry ...

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Serena Williams Posts Powerful Facebook Message After Feeling Nervous When She Saw Police on the Road

The tennis star’s nephew was driving her car and she was a passenger, and she expressed the uneasiness she felt as they approached a cop car. Just because Serena Williams is the greatest athlete in the world doesn’t mean she doesn’t feel a sense of paranoia when around police officers. On Tuesday, after being a passenger in her own car ...

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