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Black teen punched, tasered and arrested by police awarded $18 by jury

De Shawn Franklin was asleep when three white police officers entered his room and began to punch him in the face. The incident took place in 2012 but he still remembers it vividly. “I didn’t even know what was going on. I was just asleep,” Franklin said in an interview with The Washington Post. “It was just all a big shock ...

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Samsung ticks forward with new Gear S3 smartwatch

NEW YORK — Samsung is clocking in with a brand new smartwatch. The company unveiled its Gear S3 wristwatch in Berlin, just ahead of the IFA trade show that kicks off in the German capital later this week. The watch will be available in two styles, the Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic, but both offer similar features. Samsung hasn’t ...

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These tiny companies are making big money

Want to live large off this stock market? Own small stocks. Gains in shares of small companies are blowing away large-company indexes by a nearly 2-to-1 margin over the past three months. A dozen relatively obscure companies in the S&P SmallCap 600 index, including pawn and consumer loan firmEzcorp (EZPW), materials company Chemours(CC) and a host of small energy companies likePioneer Energy ...

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Jobs report seen as key to Fed rate decision

Friday’s jobs report is shaping up to be among the most pivotal in recent memory, with economists predicting strong payroll gains could nudge the Federal Reserve into raising interest rates in September for the first time this year. The key question: How strong does the tally need to be? Payroll processor ADP, which produces its own survey, said Wednesday businesses added 177,000 jobs in ...

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Why Black People Are Being Left Out of the Weed Boom

High Society: New rules and regulations surrounding legal marijuana as well as the high cost of entry are creating several barriers for African Americans who want to get in on America’s latest cash crop. Editor’s note: This is part 2 in an ongoing series that looks at the growing legal marijuana industry and its effect on the black community. Zulu, a ...

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Trump Wants Kaepernick to Find a Better Country, but Here Are Some Places Trump Can Go

Considering that Donald Trump is trying to make America great again, it sounds as if he doesn’t think it’s great now. So why is he still here? Donald Trump wants San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick to find a new country to live in. And it’s all because of Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. “I think it’s—personally—not a ...

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Green Party VP Hopeful: Obama’s a ‘Tom’

And Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she won’t ask her running mate to apologize. Ajamu Baraka, the African American vice presidential candidate of the Green Party, has declaredPresident Obama an “Uncle Tom,” and the party’s presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein told the Washington Post editorial board that she would not ask him to apologize. Her explanation of why ...

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Ken Gibbs Jr. is a ‘Leader of the New School’

Ken Gibbs Jr. has a mantra that sets the tone for each day and his life: “I wake up in the morning and say I’m gonna win.” As Vice President of Social Media Marketing Strategy at BET Networks, Gibbs Jr. is leading the next generation of business marketing in an ever-evolving digital world. Based out of New York City, Gibbs ...

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Florida State wide receiver joins lone sixth grader for lunch

A Mother who is used to worrying about how her son spends his lunch hour got a day off from that worry when Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph sat with her child for lunch after seeing him sitting alone. The photo of the shared lunch at Tallahassee’s Montford Middle School was shared on social media. The 20-year-old was ...

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Gladys Knight wants her name off son’s chicken and waffle joint

Music powerhouse Gladys Knight has requested a judge remove her name and likeness from her son’s chicken and waffle restaurant. She claims that the drama and troubled finances of the restaurants are damaging her reputation. According to AJC, the suit was filed in Atlanta federal court and also asks that the restaurant, called Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, quit using ...

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