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Beyond the Indictments: Black and Brown Deaths at the Hands of Police Are a Crisis Boiling Over

A decision is expected any day in the grand jury investigation of Darren Wilson, whose August 9 killing of Michael Brown uncorked an endless wave of grief and anger among Ferguson’s black population about decades of police abuse and violence. Rumors are thick that there will be no indictment, or an indictment on a minor […]

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If Q-Tip Can Co-Sign Migos, Then It’s Time for Hip-Hop Purists to Quit Hating

Joke: “A hip-hop purist and his friend walk into a bar for a good time.” The end. It’s funny, right? Because hip-hop purists don’t have a good time—they’d rather spend their meanwhiles masquerading as tastemakers, directing traffic in and out of the “respectable” rap lane. They’re the cultural-gatekeeping equivalent of Otis the security guard from […]

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USC’s Josh Shaw Comes Clean About Fake Pool-Rescue Story

Josh Shaw knows people reading this will have no reason to believe it. He wants to tell his story anyway, as a cautionary tale about a life swallowed by a lie. “I’ve seen the dark side, I’ve hit the bottom,” he said softly. “I’ve learned.” Shaw was speaking publicly for the first time since fabricating […]

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Girls of All Shades, You’re Going to Want to Hear How Dark Girls Has a New Life

I knew very early on that my strand of black wasn’t exactly preferred or exalted. I’m chocolate-complexioned—or, to use the term that is most frequently used to describe my hue (much to my chagrin), dark-skinned. Colorism. It’s arguably one of the most painful vestiges of slavery: society’s disproportionate preference for caramel-complexioned black women, and the insecurities that it […]

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No Backing Down: Activists Hold Silent Protest Over Police Brutality at UN Meeting

Youth activists held a silent protest Nov. 13 during a meeting of the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva, reports the Straits Times. Members of Chicago’s We Charge Genocide raised their fists in unison and displayed photos of victims of police brutality while the U.S. government’s delegation responded to charges of police brutality before […]

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One Man’s Experience At IKEA Shows Germany’s Current Problems With Race

A 32 year-old German man wrote an article for the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (South German Times) that has many Germans abuzz. The author calls himself Alex Müller, but he wrote the article under a pseudonym, because he would otherwise be “exposed to the hostilities and threats of those about whom he writes.” Müller is a black […]

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Andrew Caldwell, Who Claimed To Have Been ‘Delivered’ From Homosexuality, Insists Viral Video Is Legitimate

The young man who claimed to have been “delivered” from homosexuality at a Christian event in Missouri insists his viral video testimony was legitimate. The man, who has now been identified as 21-year-old Andrew Caldwell, told WMC Action News that the footage from the Church of God in Christ’s 107th Holy Convocation in St. Louis […]

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KKK To Ferguson Protesters: ‘You Have Awakened A Sleeping Giant’

Members of a Missouri-based Klu Klux Klan chapter sent a chilling message in Ferguson claiming they will use “lethal force” to defend themselves from “terrorists masquerading as ‘peaceful protesters.’” The Traditionalist American Knights of the Klu Klux Klan distributed fliers saying protesters have “awakened a sleeping giant,” and that demonstrators have threatened the lives of […]

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Rev. Jarrett Maupin: Shanesha Taylor ‘squandered’ opportunities

Shanesha Taylor’s story has taken yet another dramatic turn, as one of her biggest supporters throughout her case spoke out against her on Thursday. Taylor was arrested in March for leaving her two young sons, who were then 2 years old and 6 months old, in her car in August while she went to a […]

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Michael Brown Was Shot 7 Times, Family Forensic Expert Tells Grand Jury

The doctor hired to perform a second autopsy on Michael Brown testified in front of the grand jury on Thursday. Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Baden presented what he found when he examined Brown’s body. The attorneys for the family said before the doctor’s testimony that he had identified one additional entry wound in Brown’s chest. […]

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