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University Cop Indicted for Murder in Shooting of Cincinatti Motorist Samuel DuBose

By Dana Ford, CNN University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted this week on a murder charge in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose. If convicted, Tensing could go to prison for life, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a news conference. Deters played body camera footage of the traffic stop shooting that appeared to contradict Tensing's version of what happened. "I've been doin ...

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Police Misconduct Lawsuits Cost Taxpayers, Not Cops, Millions

RT.com From big cities to small towns, American taxpayers are footing the bill for police gone rogue. When an officer or department is sued for police brutality or an in-custody death, the municipality is the one to pay up. And it’s costing taxpayers millions. Property taxes that would otherwise be used for schools, recreation centers, fixing potholes, cleaning up graffiti and other problems are instead bei ...

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s ASPiRE, Tracy McGrady and 2 Chainz Connect to Launch New Black College Tour

Atlanta, GA — HBCU Direct, LLC (HD), a marketing collective specializing in HBCU relations, formed a multi-faceted partnership with ASPiRE, the television network from Magic Johnson Enterprises, former NBA superstar Tracy “T-Mac” McGrady, and hip-hop celebrity 2 Chainz to build awareness of HBCUs and increase overall enrollment. The first effort of the strategic alliance is the September 2015 launch of a 20 ...

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In a Change from 2008, Clinton Talking Often about Race

Bill Barrow - GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) In her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing “systemic racism” and making the issue a hallmark of her campaign, as she looks to connect with the black voters who supported rival Barack Obama in 2008. At multiple stops in South Carolina this week, the former secretary of state and current Democratic front-runner in the 2016 president ...

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Dashcam Footage of Sandra Bland’s Arrest Contradicts Police Report

By Abby Ohlheiser and Abby Phillip, Washington Post Story Posted:07/22/2015 According to newly released police video, a Texas trooper threatened Sandra Bland with a Taser when he ordered her out of her vehicle during a traffic stop on July 10, three days before she was found dead in a county jail. Bland — a 28-year old African American woman — was stopped for failing to signal while changing lanes, but the ...

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Federal Hate Crimes Hit Church Murderer Roof

by Frederick H. Lowe White terrorist Dylann Storm Roof, who massacred nine African-American men and women during Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for hate crimes, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on Wednesday. The grand jury returned a 33-count indictment against Roof, charging him with federal hate crimes and firear ...

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Ferguson Hires Black Interim Police Chief

By Frederick H. Lowe Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of a violent rebellion following the shooting death of unarmed black teenager by one of the St. Louis suburb’s cops, has hired an interim police chief, its second in four months since Thomas Jackson, the city’s long-term chief resigned in March. Andre Anderson, who has been with the Glendale, Arizona, police department for 24 years, took a six-month leave o ...

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Black High School Students’ Drop Out Rate Four Times Higher Than Whites

By Zenitha Prince (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Black students are four times more likely than their white peers to drop out of high school, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. According to the report, which examined trends in high school dropout and completion rates nationwide, during the 2012 school year 3.4 percent of all students ages 15 to 24 left high school without gaini ...

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Garner Rally Calls for Charges as Mothers of Dead Black Men Declare: ‘This club is full’

(The Guardian) One year and a day after Eric Garner died, a small group of women stood on a podium outside a federal courthouse in New York City. They were there to call on federal prosecutors to indict the police officer who put Garner into a fatal chokehold, during an arrest for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. One of the women was Garner’s mother. As she took her spot before hundreds of people in Broo ...

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Study Reveals Prosecutors Are a White Boys Club: Only 4% of elected prosecutors are black men; 1% are black women

by Frederick Lowe When Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby stepped before the microphones last May and announced the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, Jr.,25, it was a rare event for two different reasons. Prosecutors almost never indict police officers in the questionable deaths of black men, armed or unarmed. And Mosby is one of a few elected black women state’s att ...

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