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Ebony Magazine Sued for $5M, Accused of Slander Over Kendrick Johnson Coverage

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The parents of two teens who attended high school with a student found deαd in a rolled up gym mat are suing Ebony magazine over its coverage of the case. Kendrick Johnson was only 17 when he dιed under mysterious circumstances at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga. Investigators ruled the deαth an accident, but suspicions grew after it was determined that surveillance cameras inexplicably weren’t functioning correctly at the…

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After Raising $433,000, Darren Wilson Fundraisers Shut Down Page

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After raising a little over $433,000 for a Ferguson officer who gunned down an unarmed teen, two fundraisers have mysteriously ended. Nationwide outrage erupted after unarmed teen Michael Brown, 18,  was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson. Residents in Ferguson, MO protested in the streets over not only the teen’s slαying, but also the police reaction. Ferguson police ran over a makeshift memorial for the teen and met non-viοlent protesters…

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Oakland Workers Find Noose Hanging in Back of City Truck

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Some Oakland city workers say they were shocked to find a noose in the back of their work vehicle. Several carpenters tell KTVU that they’d returned from working overtime when they spotted the noose hanging in the city vehicle. The noose had been attached to a ladder on the truck. Employees at the center say racial tensions have been simmering for quite awhile and now they’ve reached a boiling point….

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Suspect Escapes Police Custody and Visits Kids

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A parent accused of  mυrder is not usually thought of as parent of the year, but one man who escaped from police custody made sure his kids were atop his priorities list once free. Dequon Mykel Blackmon of South Carolina escaped from police custody on Friday and was last seen running into the woods. He later posted on Facebook that he couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit his kids…


Philly Cops Keep Breaking Down Family’s Door, Then Leaving

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Kayzar Abdul-Khabir and his wife Khadijah Muhammad have certainly heard of the term ‘keystone cops’, but what they’ve endured at the hands of police is worse than that; it’s harassment. The couple told Philly.com that they would’ve thought their home had been broken into by thieves and vandals were it not for their neighbors. Fortunately, their neighbors told them that Philadelphia police broke down their door then left without leaving…

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Police Locate Vehicle Tied to Threat Against President Obama

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Reuters reported on Friday that police were in search of a vehicle connected to a threαt against President Obama and now authorities have located the vehicle. The Secret Service released this brief statement prior to the vehicle being found: “Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. We are working with our local law enforcement partners to determine the validity of the information provided.”…

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All Ferguson Cops Will Wear Body Cameras Beginning in September

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Ferguson police are being trained in the use of body cameras so that officers can begin wearing them in September. The battery powered cameras clip to the top of the officer’s shirt and last about 12 hours, according to CBS. The devices, which record both video and audio, have been donated to Ferguson by private companies, reports KMOV. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson admits that if he had video of…

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Man does Ice Bucket challenge on 10 month old baby’s head

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Some people are in love with the ice bucket challenge, which is to raise awareness for ALS, a disease which affects mostly white men.  There is a whole conversation to be had about why black people are doing the ice bucket challenge and not contributing to diseases that affect black people, but that’ll be part of another BLM conversation. This one involves a grandfather who some say should be charged…

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Brain Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water System

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State health officials in Louisiana confirmed on Wednesday that a kιller amoeba was found in the state’s water system. Specifically, the amoeba was found in the water systems of St. John the Baptist Parish. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found  in the St. John Water District 1 water system. “Families can take simple steps to protect themselves from exposure to this amoeba,…


Report: Second American Dιes Fιghting Alongside Militants in Syria

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A Minneapolis man is confirmed as the second American to have died alongside militants in Syria. Abdirahmaan Muhumed, 29, was a father of nine who reportedly dιed while fighting alongside the terrοr group ISIS. As BreakingBrown reported last week, Douglas McAuthur McCain was the first American to dιe while fighting for ISIS. According to The Daily Mail, two sources have confirmed Muhumed’s identity, while the State Department says that they’re…

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Slimmed Down Al Sharpton Accused of Fat Shaming Supporters

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Rev. Al Sharpton was once overweight, but after changing his eating habits, the activist lost a considerable amount of weight. The Smoking Gun reports that even though Sharpton had his own struggle with weight, he’s quick to make obese people the bυtt of his jokes. According to TSG, Sharpton makes fun of his overweight followers during meetings at his Harlem headquarters. As the writer of the article notes, Sharpton lost…

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NYT Writer Calls Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly a Race Hustler

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Bill O’Reilly often accuses people like Rev. Al Sharpton of being race hustlers, but the Fox News host engages in a bit of race hustling of his own, and New York Times columnist Charles Blow wasn’t afraid to admit as much. First Blow noted how O’Reilly contradicts himself when discussing the issue of white privilege. To that point, he quoted O’Reilly: “Last night on ‘The Factor,’ Megyn Kelly and I…


Yvette Carnell and Dr. Boyce Watkins Discuss Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Ghetto Pity Parties”

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In the following video, BreakingBrown founder & Your Black World contributor Yvette Carnell discusses Rev. Al Sharpton’s eulogy for Michael Brown with Dr. Boyce Watkins. If you missed the eulogy, Sharpton said black folks are “sitting around having ghetto pity parties rather than organizing and strategizing.” “Blackness was never about being a gangster or thug,” he said. “Blackness was about how no matter how low we was pushed down, we…

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Black Commander Charged With Misconduct for Sticking Gun in Suspect’s Mouth

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A respected Chicago commander has been charged with official misconduct for allegedly sticking a gun in a suspect’s mouth. Commander Glenn Evans was charged with official misconduct and aggrαvated battery on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun Times reports. He handed over his gun and badge over the incident, which reportedly occurred last year. Evans will appear in court on Thursday regarding the felony charges. Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy spoke about…

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“I’ll Put a Round in Your @ss So Quick,” Says Cop to Car Full of People

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U.S. courts have traditionally upheld the right of citizens to record police, but that hasn’t stopped police from abυsing and harassing people who record police interactions with the public. A Florida officer who threαtened to shoοt a car full of people after someone began recording the incident is being defended by his police chief. In a YouTube video recorded in 2013, two black boys are dragged from their vehicle by…