• Spelman College Receives Historic $30 Million Donation
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    Spelman College just received a huge blessing! The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the institution got a $30 million donation from Spelman trustee Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston. Stryker heads up Fortune 500 company Stryker corp. It’s a medical technologies company based out of Michigan. The donation will be used towards the... Read more »
  • Motorists Nab Cash Spilled By Armored Truck, Causing Crashes
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    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police say an armored truck spilled cash on a New Jersey highway, causing multiple crashes as motorists stopped to grab the money. Police Capt. Phil Taormina says it looks as if the armored vehicle had an issue with the locking device on one of its doors. The... Read more »
  • Jury Clears Man Who Blasted ‘F*ck Tha Police’ At Cop Who Pulled Over Black Driver
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    It only took a Michigan jury nine minutes to clear the man who blasted N.W.A’s F*ck Tha Police at a cop who pulled over a Black driver. According to M Live, James Webb, who is a white man, stopped at a gas station in June when he noticed that a Sheriff’s deputy... Read more »
  • Lawsuit: Police Chief Condones White Officers’ Racism, Abuse
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    (AP Photo) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — White police officers in a Washington, D.C., suburb have used racist slurs, circulated text messages expressing a desire to “reinstitute lynching” and put a black face and Afro wig on a training dummy, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Civil rights groups sued Maryland’s... Read more »
  • SC Teen Pleads Guilty To Murder In Death Of Father, 6-Year-Old Boy
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    (The Independent-Mail via AP) A 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at the South Carolina elementary school he once attended. Jesse Osborne faces 30 years to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced several months... Read more »
  • Barack Obama Receives RFK Human Rights Award At NYC Gala
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     (AP Photo) NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening. “I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I’ve been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple... Read more »
  • Michigan Pastor Charged With Murdering Black Trans Woman
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    Source: Don Hammond / Getty A Detroit pastor has been and charged with murdering a local Black trans woman. According to 7 Action News, police arrested Albert Weathers for the death of Kelly Stough, 36, a transgender activist whose body was found last Friday. A source told the news station that Weathers, 46, fled the scene... Read more »
  • Chattanooga Cop Caught On Video Savagely Beating Handcuffed Black Man
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    On Dec. 3, Detective Blake Kilpatrick and other officers reportedly spotted 24-year-old Charles Toney outside of a home in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Toney reportedly had a warrant out for his arrest for drugs and weapons-related charges. The police report accused him of having marijuana or a cigar, but they claim he threw... Read more »
  • Social Club Denies Black Applicant Who Would Have Been Their First Black Member
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    This undated photo shows the entrance to the Charleston Rifle Club in Charleston, S.C. The South Carolina social club’s decision to deny membership to Navy veteran and doctor Melvin Brown, its first black candidate has cost it relationships with several local groups. (The Post And Courier via AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)... Read more »
  • Ex-Judges To ICE: End Immigration Arrests At Courthouses
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    (The Tuscaloosa News via AP) BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be... Read more »