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Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago – And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives In Jail

By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most well-known deserve to be revisited. This is one: Last July, Sandra Bland was … Continue reading

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WTF!? Houston Police Place White Teen In Protective Custody After Seeing Her With Black Legal Guardians

Originally posted on Global Grind:
The mother of 13-year-old Landry Thompson is enraged after her daughter was placed in handcuffs and taken away from the legal guardians watching over her during a trip. Destiny Thompson is now demanding an apology…

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Justice for Trayvon Martin rallies: ‘Racist and proud’ group stages counter-demonstration

Dueling groups of protesters converged on a wealthy Houston neighborhood on Sunday in reaction to last weekend’s not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the death of teen Trayvon Martin.Around 80 people gathered on a street in Houston’s River Oaks area, … Continue reading

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Stand-alone emergency rooms popping up

  By Phil Galewitz   When Lisa Boncler gashed the side of her head on the gate to her front yard, she immediately called her neighbor for a ride to the emergency room.   In this fast-growing Houston suburb, six … Continue reading

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Men’s Wearhouse fires founder and famed pitchman George Zimmer

By Elizabeth Lazarowitz Men’s Wearhouse has handed founder and high-profile pitchman George Zimmer his hat. The retailer said on Wednesday it had fired Zimmer as its executive chairman, but offered no reason for his abrupt departure. Zimmer, who started the … Continue reading

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How long it takes to cover rent in major U.S. cities

By Matthew Tarpey Most experts agree that about one-third of your salary should go toward paying rent. Unfortunately, in some cities that’s a tough goal to achieve. Using data from Economic Modeling Specialists International, along with average rent costs provided … Continue reading

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