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School responds to public pressure after banning braids and afro puffs

Horizon Science Academy caused an uproar on the Internet by sending home a letter effectively banning natural hairstyles, especially small braids and afro puffs. ...

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NYC teacher accused of using 8, 9 year olds as sex toys in the classroom

A former teacher at Jackie Robinson Elementary School, New York City, Simon Watts, has been found guilty of 11 counts of forcing children to perform sexual acts in his classroom by a Queen’s jury. ...

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Police officer accused of forcing men to perform sex acts to avoid arrest

Memphis officer would allow men to perform sex acts on him in exchange for not arresting them. ...

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When a Black judge is judged in Mobile, Ala.

When a Black judge is judged in Mobile, Ala. ...

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Jarvis Britton sentenced to one year in prison for threatening President Obama on Twitter

Jarvis Britton, 26, pleaded guilty in March to tweeting threats to President Obama ...

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Woman fatally stabbed on Hollywood Walk of Fame for refusing to give panhandlers $1

Three panhandlers were arrested on Wednesday for fatally stabbing a woman after she refused to give them $1 ...

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of recent Morehouse graduate

Atlanta police confirm that they have made one arrest in the slaying of a recent Morehouse graduate. ...

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Dr. Boyce: Things that make LeBron James one of the great ones

LeBron was that he was going to be something very special in the NBA. ...

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Hastings Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Key Voting Rights Provisions

Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, which invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: “I am extremely disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling.  They have put at risk the right to vote for millions of Americans.  For decades, the Voting Rights Act has stood as an e ...

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