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On Motherhood and the Pain of Ferguson

Here we are again. Waiting on a decision from a grand jury about the fate of a white man who has killed a black man. This time, it’s Ferguson, Mo. The black man who died is named Michael Brown, and his killer is …

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Football player-turned-farmer Jason Brown delivers baby on North Carolina farm

Years from now, if someone sarcastically asks Tre Brown is he was born in a barn, he can silence them real quick. Jason Brown, a former NFL lineman who famously gave up the sport to begin a second career in farming, …

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Calling Nevada’s Incoming Speaker Racist And Sexist Would Be A Huge Understatement

Ira Hansen is a Republican member of the Nevada State Assembly. He’s served since his 2011 swearing-in, and with his party’s newly acquired majority, he was recently named its candidate for speaker. Hansen …

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Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about rape accusations in unearthed interview

Days before several women claimed Bill Cosby drugged and raped them, the comedian stonewalled a reporter’s questions about previous assault accusations and asked for the interview to be “scuttled.” The …

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Jason Collins, the NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player, Says He’s Retiring From Basketball

Jason Collins made history by becoming the first openly gay professional athlete in one of the four major U.S. professional sports, and a year-and-a-half later, the time was right for him to step into the next chapter …

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Ricky Jackson, Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder, To Be Freed After 39 Years In Prison

A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors he saw the deadly attack. Ricky Jackson had …

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Raven-Symoné Denies Rumors That Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her As A Child

Actress Raven-Symoné (pictured), who co-starred with Bill Cosby (pictured) on the 80′s/90′s sitcomThe Cosby Show, took to Instagram to blast rumors that the man who played her step-grandfather on the show …

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Black-Owned Food Trucks Give New Meaning to Meals on Wheels

Once a month from April through October, in a vacant Washington, D.C., lot near the famed Nationals Park, about 20 food trucks convene for an evening of music, food and dancing. Hundreds of D.C. locals have the …

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Cop In Vonderrit Myers Jr. Shooting Allegedly Tied To Racist Social Media Posts

A lawyer for the family of VonDerrit Myers Jr., who was killed by an off-duty police officer, publicly disclosed the patrolman’s name this week and said his comments on social media show political and racial biases …

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Hero! Starbucks Barista Rushes To Save Cab Driver And Passenger After Manhole Explosion

A Good Samaritan was talking late Monday about a bizarre and dangerous incident that left two people injured when a manhole exploded in Midtown East. At around 6:30 a.m., the manhole exploded at 44th Street and …

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