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FBI, DOJ open civil rights investigation in Stephon Clark case

The U.S. Attorney’s office along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Justice Department are all a part of this investigation.   SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Federal investigators announced they too are looking into the Stephon Clark shooting case to determine if there was a violation of his civil rights. The U.S. Attorney’s…

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In Senate Hearing, McSally Says She Was Raped In Air Force

Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she “felt like the system was raping me all over again.” The Arizona Republican, a 26-year military veteran, made the disclosure Wednesday…

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Bernie Sanders Says He Won’t Be Paying African American Descendants Of Slaves Reparations 

2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke with The Breakfast Club on Monday and when co-host Charlamagne tha God noted that “44 out of 45 presidents in this country have been white men,” he then asked the lawmaker “Do you think we need another one?” To which Sanders replied, “Well, I think you need this one.” He added, “We…

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Chance The Rapper’s “Coloring Book” Hits 1.5 Billion Streams On Spotify

Chance The Rapper’s record-breaking, Grammy Award-winning Coloring Book has just reached another milestone. The Chicago-bred rap star recently took to Twitter to reveal the “mixtape” hit 1.5 billion streams on Spotify. Released on May 13, 2016, the critically-acclaimed project garnered Chance three Grammy wins for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance in addition…

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Husband, Stepdaughter Of Baltimore Woman Believed To Have Been Killed By Panhandler Arrested In Connection To Her Murder

Several months following reports a Maryland woman was reportedly stabbed to death after giving a panhandler some money garnered national coverage, police arrested her husband and stepdaughter in connection to her murder on Sunday. In December, Blavity reported that Jacquelyn Smith was killed after she and her husband were returning from a family function. Smith spotted a…

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Morehouse College Professor Holds Student’s Baby During Lecture So He Can Take Better Notes

Obtaining an education while parenting can be quite the feat, and one HBCU educator understood the struggle all too well. A Morehouse College professor helped his student focus in his class by holding his daughter during a lecture. The moment was captured via Facebook in a now-viral post shared by a classmate. Nick Vaughn, who recorded the video,…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Donates $100,000 To Chicago State University

Chicago State University, a public university with a predominantly Black student body, received a generous donation of $100,000 from Alpha Kappa Alpha.   The nation’s oldest Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, closed out Black History Month with a bang, announcing its intentions to donate $10 million to 96 accredited institutions over the next four…

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No charges for Sacramento officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark

Protesters gathered Saturday evening outside police headquarters in Sacramento, California, after the county’s top prosecutor announced she would not be filing charges against two police officers who killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot in his grandmother’s backyard last year. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said earlier that the investigation…

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Another Black KKKlansman? Black Man Becomes Leader Of Neo-Nazi Party

One of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group’s defense against a lawsuit. The NSM…

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