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6 dead in Aurora factory shooting; mom says gunman was laid off, ‘stressed out’

Police say Gary Martin killed 5 people and wounded 5 cops in a shooting at an Aurora factory.The 15-year employee of an Aurora factory who killed five workers and injured six others, including five cops, was being fired Friday, police said. The mother of the gunman, Gary Martin, 45, said her son was “stressed out”…

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White Supremacist Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Black Man

James Harris Jackson, the White supremacist who killed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in New York City in hopes of starting a race war, will spend life in prison without parole.   James Harris Jackson was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole on Wednesday for the murder of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman, a Black…

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Maryland Judge Overturns Jury’s Decision To Award Korryn Gaines Family $37 Million

A Maryland judge has overturned a jury’s decision to award the surviving family of Korryn Gaines $37 million. The 23-year-old was shot twice, along with her 5-year-old son Kodi, during an hour-long standoff in August 2016. The child survived Gaines did not. According to CNN, Baltimore County Circuit Court Associate Judge Mickey J. Norman stated in an opinion Cpl Royce…

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White Woman Tells Black Police Officer Arresting Her ‘My KKK Friends Will Burn Your Family’ 

White Woman Tells Black Police Officer Arresting Her ‘My KKK Friends Will Burn Your Family’ 

A white woman in Deland, Fla. was arrested and naturally unhappy about being placed under arrest; but what really upset her was the fact that she was being arrested by a Black sheriff’s deputy. The woman was caught on tape going on a racist and violent rant against him. BuzzFeed News reports that Volusia County Sheriff’s Deputy…

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Chicago Sun-Times endorses Black woman for Mayor in upcoming election

Lori Lightfoot The Chicago Sun-Times has endorsed for mayor a Black woman who has never served a political office, but who its editorial board believes has been a vigilant public servant. Lori Lightfoot would be an effective steward for the city’s residents “from the hedge fund managers to the fast food workers,” the newspaper says. Lightfoot, 56, has been an outspoken critic…

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Prosecutors Want New Sentence In Laquan McDonald Case 

Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois’ highest court to review the less than seven year prison sentence for the white Chicago police officer who was convicted in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the special prosecutor who won a murder conviction against former officer Jason Van Dyke, Kane County…

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Dapper Dan Has Summoned The CEO Of Gucci From Italy To Harlem Following Racist Sweater Controversy

Dapper Dan is now speaking out about the controversy surrounding Gucci and Pradaafter both brands face backlash over blackface imagery they promoted. Many celebrities have already called for a boycott of the brands, particularly Gucci, however Dan, who works for and has collaborated with Gucci, says he’s taking action to make sure these brands really get the message….

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Poll reveals nearly half of Americans see nothing wrong with Blackface

This image shows Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s page in his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook. The page shows a picture, at right, of a person in blackface and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood next to different pictures of the governor. It’s unclear who the people in the picture are, but the rest…

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Richmond Governor Scandal May Help Bid To Rename Street For Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe RICHMOND, Va.— A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the confluence of the two unrelated developments involving…

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