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August 14, 2014

Rep. John Lewis Calls for Martial Law in Ferguson, Highway Patrol Takes Over

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Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga) called on President Obama to declare martial law during a Thursday interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Lewis compared the experience of civil rights protesters in the 1960’s to how residents of Ferguson, MO are being treated and said Pres. Obama should declare martial law in order to protect peaceful protesters. According to Lewis, Obama should not wait on Missouri’s governor to intervene, but should send in…

NBA Player to Blacks: Stop Reaching Out to “Coοn” Al Sharpton

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NBA player Gilbert Arenas is not a fan of Rev. Al Sharpton and lashed out at the activist yesterday for going to Ferguson, MO amid protests. Arenas even called Sharpton a “coοn” and said communities in trouble should stop reaching out to Sharpton. Although Areans deleted his post soon after publishing it to Instagram, Uproxx saved the text. Arenas sent his condolences to Michael Brown’s family, but also went in…

White Guy Starts a Fιght, Black Guy Gets Pepper Sprayed

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During a peaceful demonstration in Seattle, a random white guy decided to take off his shirt and confront a black guy in the crowd. A security guard then runs up, automatically assumes the black guy is the troublemaker, and pepper sprays him. The incident occurred on Saturday at a pro-Palestinian rally at Starbucks. Raymond Wilford, 25, says there was a white man at the protest who was looking for trouble….

How Has The Black Middle Class Changed Since Obama’s Election?

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Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies as well as the Faculty Affiliate for the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.  She studies race and ethnicity, specifically focusing on the black middle class, as well as urban sociology, and qualitative methods.  She received her doctorate degree from the University of Chicago. Pattillo conducts much of her research in Chicago, studying the city’s history,…

Take A Look Back At The Best Robin Williams Moments After Tragic Suicide

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Robin Williams is an actor and comedian who was born on July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois.  Williams appears to have had a sense of humor from an early age.  He was bullied by classmates in middle school, and Williams came to use his comedy as a way to mask the pain and to also make his mother laugh and pay attention to him.  He was an only child and…

“Go Back to Africa” Yells Man at Ferguson Residents

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A Missouri man took video of himself antagonizing protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and posted it, then took it down, The Raw Story reports. The unidentified man hurled racial slurs at protesters and taunted them with insults that he recorded. “If it was a white person, nobody would care,” the man says as he observes the damage done to a convenience store during riots. “F*ck y’all.” The video of the man…

LAPD kills another black man during “investigative stop”

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April V. Taylor The Huffington Post is reporting that yet another black man has died at the hands of police officers; this time it involves the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) killing a black man during what is being referred to as an ‘investigative stop.’  While police have not officially identified the victim, his mother called local news station KTLA and identified him as 25-year-old Ezell Ford. Officers report that…