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NYPD Officer Hits Unarmed Teen in the Face With His Gun

BROOKLYN — Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and using a gun to bash a 16-year-old suspect in the face despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained by …

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This Sculptor Is Using Trash To Inspire One Of Pittsburgh’s Toughest Neighborhoods To Make Art

In an abandoned house in Pittsburgh, kids gather after school to turn the day’s frustrations and joys into artwork. They call the space the Art House, and they owe its existence to a woman named Vanessa L. German. …

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This Egyptian Paddle Doll May Look Like a Simple Toy, But It Is So Much More

Lacking the austere grandeur usually associated with the art of ancient Egypt, the truncated body and staring eyes of this simple female form may seem enigmatic. Within its deceptively simple arrangement of form and …

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St. Louis Cardinals fans taunt black protesters urging justice for Michael Brown

Racial tension spilled over from Ferguson, Mo., into nearby St. Louis on Monday night, where a handful of protesters urging justice for Michael Brown were met by mostly white Cardinals fans who taunted them with chants …

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Herman Cain Is Back! Launches $9.99 A Month Online Channel

The “Hermanator” is back!  Former pizza magnate and former Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential nomination Hermain Cain (pictured) is at it again, but this time his entrepreneurial spirit has concocted …

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Dr. Cornel West: President Obama Doesn’t Belong On Same Shirt With MLK, Malcolm X

During an interview on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Dr. Cornel West made it plain that President Barack Obama does not belong on a t-shirt with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Dr. West …

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Black rappers are not happy that Iggy wants to use the N-word

Two white rappers, Iggy Azalea and Macklemore, are now the Queen and King of Rap, according to a comment on Twitter by one of Azalea’s fans that has been circulating on the internet as of late.  A few months ago, …

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The White Church Should Not Be Silent on the Killing of Black Men by Police

I am a Christian and a black man. My wife and I wife attend a majority-white church in central New Jersey. We are not an anomaly. The few majority-white churches I’ve visited over the past several years had …

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Sandusky cop stop causes stir

Video of a Sandusky traffic stop circulating on social media this week has spurred debate citywide, and beyond. A local man is outraged by police behavior, a Sandusky attorney deemed it a bogus stop, and the assistant …

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Mumia Abu-Jamal addresses college graduates in Vermont

To some, Mumia Abu-Jamal is nothing more than a cop killer who deserves to die.  But for many others, he’s an international hero and symbol of America’s racist and criminal injustice toward people of color. …

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