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NFL player’s ex-wife says the league didn’t help when she was threatened

NFL wife Dewan Smith-Williams says the league fumbled badly when she called them for help during a terrifying encounter with her hulking husband, who was raging mad and armed with a baseball bat. Wally Williams, then an …

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Misty Copeland is one of the most significant female athletes of our time

On a recent August afternoon, near Nineteenth Street, two young girls with blond hair pulled back in ponytails ran past me, one of them calling out, “Daddy, Daddy, I just saw Misty Copeland!” The tone of voice might …

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Police may get body cameras in the near future if the White House gets what it wants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate …

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Cover Girl is now involved in the NFL domestic abuse scandal

The NFL’s oafish response to the Ray Rice elevator tape has led to a national outcry against the league’s leadership and the culture it has allowed to fester. It was only a matter of time, really, before …

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This cop tasered a man who was lying down handcuffed

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A video posted to YouTube showing a Richland County sheriff’s deputy using a taser on a handcuffed suspect has been turned over to the department’s internal affairs for investigation. Lt. …

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Grand Jury won’t decide to try Darren Wilson till January

CLAYTON • The grand jury considering whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown now has until Jan. 7 to decide. The extension of …

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Cris Carter Takes A Stand Against Child Abuse And Reveals What NFL Players Truly Respect

Cris Carter believes there is no place in the home for corporal punishment and no place for abusers on an NFL field. In an emotional, personal monologue delivered on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” the …

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Bill Cosby, wife to loan private art collection to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON — After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the …

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In Whose Garden Did the Harlem Renaissance Grow?

Nearly a century ago, out of the bitter soil of Jim Crow segregation and the First World War, sprang one of the most creative—and socially conscious—artistic flowerings in the history of the United States. The …

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‘I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser’ Adrian Peterson says in statement about disciplining son

Adrian Peterson has broken his silence. The Vikings running back, who was indicted last week for beating his son with a switch, released a statement Monday saying “I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, …

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