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Letter tells LI black family: ‘YOU DON’T BELONG HERE’

By Tobias Salinger An anonymous racist sent a hate note to an African-American family on Long Island, telling them: “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE.” Ronica Copes, 37, a resident of Lindenhurst in Babylon, found the typewritten, all-capital letter message in an … Continue reading

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#SayHerName Shows Black Women Face Police Violence, Too—and Pregnancy and Motherhood Are No Refuge

By Dani McClain A new front in #BlackLivesMatter organizing is advancing today as concerned people nationwide gather to draw attention to black women and girls harmed or killed by police violence. According to organizers with Black Youth Project 100, rallies … Continue reading

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Heart Risk Factors May Affect Black Women More Than White Women

By Nancy Shute African-American women can be at risk of heart disease even if they don’t have metabolic syndrome, a study finds. That’s a problem, because the current thinking is that metabolic syndrome — defined as high triglycerides, bad cholesterol, … Continue reading

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Young Black Boys Committing Suicide at Rates Higher Than Ever

By Kali Holloway Researchers have found that between 1993 and 2012, the suicide rate for very young black children, between the ages of 5 and 11, nearly doubled. The increase was driven almost entirely by the suicides of young black … Continue reading

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How the Civil War Never Ended for Black America

By Sarah Anderson Hundreds of African-American men marched to the White House this past Sunday. They were not wearing hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin. They were not making the “hands up don’t shoot” gesture in honor of Michael Brown. … Continue reading

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The $653,000 Solution

By The SoulBrother What would do $653,061? Be debt-free? Buy a house? Buy Momma and Daddy a house? No. They are getting their own $653,061 check. Set up a college fund for your children? Take a moment to think of … Continue reading

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As Black And Brown People Protest Cop Killings, Whites Don’t See Institutional Racism

By Vanessa Baden Kelly As Freddie Gray was laid to rest, Americans watched as Baltimore residents protested the death of the 25 year old, whose spinal chord “mysteriously” snapped while in police custody–causing his death. On Friday, six officers were … Continue reading

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How Slavery Gave Capitalism Its Start

By Eric Herschthal Capitalism in the U.S. owes much of its start to slavery, which in turn owed much of its success to government handouts. Perhaps the most durable myth about slavery is that it was utterly incompatible with capitalism. Well … Continue reading

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Officers, city officials resign after new mayor elected

Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor. Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14, at the Parma Community Building. According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers … Continue reading

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Tampa Police Accused of Targeting Black Cyclists

By Marisa Taylor Police in Tampa, Florida are disproportionately targeting bicyclists in black neighborhoods where officers allegedly issue an excessive number of bicycle tickets for mostly minor infractions, according to an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times. The police have … Continue reading

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