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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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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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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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Remembering Tupac Shakur

“Some people say I was a thug and a gangster; other people remember me as a poet and a born leader. But I’m saying to you, measure a man by his actions fully, through his whole life, from the beginning to the end.” -Tupac Shakur Today would have been Tupac’s 47th birthday (June 16, 1971- September 13, 1996). The life …

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Debra Lee Steps Down As CEO At BET

Debra Lee, who has been with Black Entertainment Television (BET) since 1986, will step down from her role as CEO and chairman May 28. In December, Scott Mills succeeded her regarding the day-to-day operations of the network and he also assumed the role of President. “In her two decades at the helm of BET Networks, Debi has built BET into a truly …

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