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  Why she livestreamed deadly police shooting of her boyfriend Diamond Reynolds testified Tuesday in a Minnesota courtroom that she livestreamed on Facebook the deadly shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer, because she feared she also would be killed. “Because I know that people are not protected against the police,” Reynolds said, “I wanted[Read More…]

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  Developers want to rename a part of rapidly gentrifying Harlem, N.Y., to SoHa Bobby Womack crooned that Harlem is the capital of every ghetto, but if developers have their way, parts of the historic New York City neighborhood that is rapidly gentrifying will be called SoHa short for South of Harlem. Developers want the area between 11oth and 125th[Read More…]

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Hamilton wins in Spain Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix, becoming the first repeat winner in Barcelona in 11 years. Hamilton, who drives for Mercedes, defeated Ferrari’s, Sebastian Vettel. Daniel Ricciardo, who drives for Red Bull Racing, finished third. This was Hamilton’s second victory of the 2017 Formula 1 racing season. He also won the Chinese[Read More…]

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  Doctor speculates:  O. J.  Simpson maybe suffering from CTE Forensic neurologist Bennett Omalu, MD, the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, said he strongly believes that O. J. Simpson suffers from CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head and repeated concussions, that makes sufferers volatile[Read More…]

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  Former Detroit mayor said Michigan governors knew about Flint’s water problems   By Frederick H. Lowe Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, claims Michigan governors Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder knew about Flint’s water problems long before they received national and international attention because of the water’s high lead content. “Gov. Snyder is misleading people by saying he[Read More…]

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  Serena Williams Named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Serena Williams has been named Sports Illustrated 2015 Sportsperson of the Year by a nose. Williams, the world’s no. 1 ranked tennis’ player, won 53 of her 56 matches and three of the four Grand Slam events. Williams, 34, is the first African-American woman to win the award solo. Williams[Read More…]

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  Continued racial discrimination for blacks despite their achievements. Two of the latest incidents are below Weatherman Al Roker kicks up a storm after taxi refuses to give him a ride Affable weatherman Al Roker is outraged after a New York City taxi driver on Saturday passed up him and his 13-year-old son to pick up a white guy. Roker,[Read More…]

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  Period of public comment on prostate screening The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has opened a period of public comment for prostate cancer screening, a leading cause of cancer cases and cancer deaths among black men. The comment box is here. The comment period will end Nov. 26 A complex relationship In the 2009 Mobilization and Change Survey, 54.4[Read More…]

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  Dusty Baker named manager of the Washington Nationals The Washington Nationals on Tuesday signed a multi-year deal with Dusty Baker to manage the team. The 66-year-old Baker has 20 years experience in Major League Baseball, managing the Reds, the Cubs and the Giants. He has a career record of 1,671 wins versus 1,504 losses. Baker has won four division[Read More…]

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  Poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride is too chicken to hire blacks The United States Department Labor announced on Wednesday that it sued Pilgrim’s Pride, one of the nation’s largest chicken processors, for refusing to hire African Americans for entry-level jobs and laborers and operatives at its plant in Marshville, North Carolina. This is the second lawsuit filed against Pilgrim’s Pride[Read More…]

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