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The Context Behind the Renisha McBride Trial

by Jezebel

Though the proceedings have not officially started, the victim is clearly already on trial. Last month, to build a case casting McBride… Read More

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Palestinians in Gaza Respond to Siege

by Kristian Davis Bailey

Over 550 Palestinians have been killed and 3,000 injured by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Gaza Strip since July 8. United… Read More

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On Monday morning, President Obama signed an executive LGBT non-discrimination order, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual… Read More


Dreaded Virus Reaches America

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Chikungunya virus seems, at first, to have a lot in common with dengue virus, another mosquito-borne pathogen. Both cause extremely… Read More

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11-Year-Old Chicago Girl Killed by Stray Bullet During Sleepover

by #teamEBONY

A stray bullet killed an 11-year-old Chicago girl playing at a sleepover during a bloody weekend in the city. Shamiya Adams and friends… Read More

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Badge and Gun Taken from NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

by #teamEBONY

The NYPD officer involved in the arrest of Eric Garner, the asthmatic 43-year-old father of six who died after being placed in a… Read More

Staten Island Dad dies choke hold Eric Garner, 43,

Black Husband and Father Dies After Police Chokehold

by The Root

Eric Garner was standing on a sidewalk when police, who accused him of selling untaxed cigarettes, approached him. Garner, 43, told… Read More


Twitter's Lack of Diversity Cause of Concern

by #teamEBONY

Civil rights activists are turning up pressure on Twitter to publicly release the gender and ethnic breakdown of its flock of employees… Read More

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by Monique W. Morris

The nation is now aware that Jada, a 16-year-old from Houston, was Read More

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Water Shut Off for 100,000 Detroit Residents

by #teamEBONY

When the water trucks arrived near Arlyssa Heard’s home on the west side of Detroit at the end of June, the 42-year-old single… Read More

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