• Race Central To Chicago Case, Even If Jury Doesn’t Hear It
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    (AP Photo) CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black,... Read more »
  • News Reporter Told She Has “N*ggery Looking” Hair After Wearing Natural Curls On TV [Video]
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    Corallys Ortiz,  a meteorologist and TV reporter at WBBJ 7 in Jackson, TN, decided that instead of her usual straight-haired look, she would give her hair a break and wear her natural curls on TV. “I’ve been giving my hair a bit of a break from this heat and humidity and not... Read more »
  • Southwest Airlines Is Racist And Segregates It’s Workers, Former Employee Says In Lawsuit
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    A former Black employee at Southwest Airlines in Houston, Texas is suing after enduring what he says was an extremely racist environment created by his white co-workers. There are claims of a “white only” break room and nooses. According to the Houston Chronicle, Jamal Parker, 31, is suing the airline. The lawsuit... Read more »
  • 5 People, 3 Of Them Infants, Stabbed At Home Day Care Center
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    Scott Olson NEW YORK (AP) — Police say three infants and two adults were stabbed at an overnight day care center in New York City. All are in critical but stable condition. Authorities say the stabbings happened just before 4 a.m. Friday at a home in Queens. They say a 3-day-old girl and... Read more »
  • Man Charged After Faking Down Syndrome And Making Caregivers Bathe Him To Get Aroused
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    Source: JEFF HAYNES / Getty A man in Arizona was recently charged on multiple counts of sex abuse as well as running a fraudulent scheme. According to USA Today, 31-year-old Paul Menchaca faked having Down syndrome so that he could hire female caregivers to not only bathe him, but change his... Read more »
  • Judge On Antwon Rose Case Removed After Not Defending The Officer Who Shot The 17-Year-Old
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    County Common Pleas Judge Anthony M. Mariani was assigned to preside over the homicide trial of Pittsburgh police Officer Michael H. Rosfeld who shot and killed  17-year-old Antwon Rose on June 19. However, comments he made on television led to the judge being removed from the case. Two days after Rose was killed,... Read more »
  • Soaked Carolinas May Get Even More Flooding
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    [Matt Born/StarNews Photo]WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina. Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the... Read more »
  • Kavanaugh Accuser May Testify After All
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    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. The preference... Read more »
  • Puerto Ricans Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Maria
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    (AP Photo Carlos Giusti)   SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S.... Read more »
  • Elton Brand Becomes One Of Three Black GM’s In NBA For Philadelphia
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    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. For a franchise that underwent the painful “Process” for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in... Read more »