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Thousands of Anti-Gun Violence Protesters Shut Down Chicago Freeway

Chicago–Gun violence continues to plague inner-city neighborhoods in Chicago and claim countless lives. Today, thousands of anti-violence protesters marched on a Chicago interstate, hoping to pressure elected officials into doing more to address the violence. Michael Pfleger organized the protest and Rev. Al Sharpton was also in attendance. After over an hour standoff over protesters attempt to enter the northbound …

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[Watch]: Powerful Trailer For ‘The Hate You Give’

The Hate You Give is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie. The film hits theaters October 19, 2018. “Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood …

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Problematic: Scarlett Johansson Set To Play Trans Man in Upcoming Film

The news that Scarlett Johansson will play the role of a trans-man in the upcoming film Rub & Tug has caused controversy. Many in the LGBQT community view it as erasure and say the role should not go to a cis-gender person. Deadline reports, “Rupert Sanders will direct Scarlett Johansson in the fact-based story of a woman who flourished in a male-dominated business …

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David Josiah Lawson: Is Justice Delayed Justice Denied?

Arcata ,CA–The 15-month mark of David Josiah Lawson’s unsolved homicide is quickly approaching. With no new suspects in custody it leaves many to wonder when and most importantly how, Lawson and his family will receive justice. The abrupt resignation of Arcata’s former Police Chief Tom Chapman, amid mounting public pressure over the case, only added to the frustrations and confusion. …

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Officer Charged With Criminal Homicide In Death of Antwon Rose

Pennsylvania–East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld who shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose has been charged with criminal homicide. The news comes one week after daily protest in the streets of Pennsylvania. Rose was gunned down while attempting to flee during a traffic stop. In a press conference following the arrest, Allegheny District Attorney Stephen Zappala said there was no justification …

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What Is It Like Being A Non Black Student At An Historically Black College?

“At many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the country, the student population is changing. The numbers of Latino, Asian, and White students are on the rise. Although most HBCU presidents are welcoming these students, some alumni are often not as excited to see the faces at their alma mater changing.” Vice New released a very well produced and …

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Millions of Mexicans Were Left Destitute From A Housing Scandal

Mexico–In 2017, The Los Angeles Times published in-depth coverage about a housing project in Mexico that left millions without running water, garbage removal or electricity. This social and financial catastrophe has caused many to abandon the homes they once saw as a way of upward mobility. For those who took out loans for the investment, they find themselves unable to …

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Police Shoot and Kill 17-Year-Old in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania–Police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who fled during a traffic stop Tuesday evening. A silver Chevy Cruz had been broadcasted to officers as being involved in a shooting. Around 8:40 p.m, officers spotted a car fitting the description and pulled the car over. Officers apprehended the driver but the two other occupants fled on foot. ABC News reports: …

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