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Man Shot and Killed by St Louis Police Officers [Original]

On Tuesday, two officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shot and killed Kajieme Powell, who was 25 years old. Powell was suspected of shoplifting energy drinks and donuts from a convenience store. The shop owner, believing that Powell was carrying a weapon, contacted police. Another witness, Ald. Dionne Flowers, who represents the area and owns a beauty salon in the same block, noticed th ...

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President Obama’s vision of a post-racial America looks even more distant than before

The speech that made President Barack Obama famous cast him as a post-racial figure offering a vision of America no longer divided along Black-and-white lines. ...

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EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities – largely low-income communities of color – data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. ...

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Michael Eric Dyson says President Obama needs to step up in Ferguson

Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson called on President Barack Obama to use his influence and get more involved in the current situation occurring in Ferguson. ...

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. ...

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Jesse Jackson calls Michael Brown shooting ‘Crime of Injustice’

Jesse Jackson told The American he hopes that the U.S. Department of Justice sees the Ferguson Police shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday and resulting community violence as “systematic of a national crisis.” ...

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Pregnant protester alleges she was maced and thrown to the ground by police

A pregnant woman who protested the killing of Michael Brown says police pulled a gun on her, then maced and threw her to the ground. ...

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The North Carolina NAACP disagrees with the court’s decision to refuse to stop harsh voter restrictions from being enforced during November Election

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration to have the NC NAACP’s legal challenge to the massive voter suppression law dismissed. Instead, he ruled that the case will be set for a full trial in 2015. ...

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