• Nia Wilson’s Killing May Have Been Prevented, Lawyers Say. Here’s How
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    The death of 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was fatally stabbed in the neck in Oakland last month, could have been stopped, lawyers for the slain teen’s family said Friday (Aug. 17). Wilson’s death at a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station on July 22 has sparked outcry, and John Lee Cowell was charged with... Read more »
  • Simone Biles Pays Tribute To Abuse Victims In Winning Record Fifth U.S. Title
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    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — The color choice wasn’t a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning... Read more »
  • Confederate Statue On University Of North Carolina Campus Taken Down By Protesters
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    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The controversial “Silent Sam” statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters.   A statement about the Confederate Monument at UNC-Chapel Hill pic.twitter.com/7D45yiAAeb — UNC-Chapel Hill (@UNC) August 21, 2018   WRAL-TV reports that more than 300 people gathered... Read more »
  • Colorado Man Says He Killed Wife After She Killed Daughters
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    (Joshua Polson/The Greeley Tribune via AP, Pool, file) DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife in “a rage” when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he sought a separation, according to an arrest affidavit released on Monday shortly after prosecutors charged... Read more »
  • Melania Trump Is Going To Visit Countries In Africa Her Husband Made Fun Of
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    The first lady is headed to Africa, the continent that her husband said was made up “shithole” countries. Melania Trump made the announcement Monday, according to the Associated Press. The president derided African nations as a “shithole” in January on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, giving further credence to... Read more »
  • Porsche Employee Fired After Harassing Black Guests At Atlanta Lounge
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    Wow. Talk about acting like a privileged a-hole. That’s what a group of folks who were out having a good time in Atlanta had to deal with when a woman, Sonya Pate, that no one knew sat her azz down in the section where the group was partying and straight up... Read more »
  • White People Are Becoming The Majority Of HBCU Students, Report Finds
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    Here’s the good news: Enrollment at historical Black colleges and universities (HBCU) has never been higher, with the trend showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. Now, here’s the, um, not so good news, at least for traditionalists: As that spike in students bolsters the bottom lines for schools which may... Read more »
  • Father Tased By Police With 2-Month-Old Baby In His Arms
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      A video that has gone viral on Facebook appears to show a Westland Police Officer tasing a man as he is holding his two-month-old baby. ABC reports that the incident happened on August 17 just outside of Detroit while neighbors were having a BBQ. Police arrived after someone called to report... Read more »
  • Police Say 15-Year-Old Killed Himself After A Chase, Community Demands Body Cam Footage
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      Over 100 protesters gathered to protest the death of 15-year-old Steven Rosenthal, who police say took his own life after a brief chase. The Chicago Tribune reports that the crowd marched and shut down traffic while chanting “no justice, no peace,” and “let us see Steve.” According to the Tribune, Rosenthal died August... Read more »
  • White Man Arrested At Airport: ‘You’re Treating Me Like A F**king Black Person!’
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    When white privilege is not in full effect, some Caucasians have a breakdown. This was the case for a 59-year-old doctor at a Florida airport on Thursday. Jeffrey Epstein, a doctor from Lakeland, Florida, was “frothing at the mouth while yelling obscenities” in a ticket line at the Orlando International Airport,... Read more »