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Obama Moves Into Campaign Mode

Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats’ success in this year’s midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he’s fought for in the White House. “Don’t give up now,” he said. “Not after we’ve made this much progress.” Returning ...

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Study Links Stop And Frisk To Trauma And Anxiety In Young New York City Men

A new study suggests that aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men in New York City — particularly young men who are black. The study, released Thursday by the American Journal of Public Health, appears to show higher rates of feelings of stress, ...

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17 Arrested In Latest Ferguson Protests

Officers arrested 17 protesters and used pepper spray to subdue some of them Sunday in a St. Louis neighborhood not far from the suburb where violence erupted this summer after the shooting of a black man by a white policeman. The arrests were the only incident in an otherwise peaceful ...

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Ferguson Protesters Outfitted In Orange Jumpsuits And Jailed With High Bail

More than a dozen people arrested during protests outside the Ferguson Police Department early Friday were outfitted with orange prison jumpsuits, slapped with high bail and locked behind bars for hours longer than most others arrested in earlier demonstrations against the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. The 13 ...

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This Cop Oversaw The Torture Of More Than 100 Black Men. Now He’s Out After Less Than 4 Years In Jail.

An ex-police commander who oversaw the torture of more than 100 black men in Chicago police custody walked out of federal prison Thursday, after serving just three and a half years of his sentence. Jon Burge left the minimum-security prison in North Carolina to report to a halfway house in ...

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Black Voters’ Disenchantment Could Mean Trouble For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city’s February election. Emanuel easily won the ...

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Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corroding American Society

The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness ...

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Only Half Of Gay And Bisexual Men With HIV Are Getting The Care They Need

We’ve got some of the most powerful antiretroviral HIV drugs at our disposal, capable of preventing AIDS and prolonging life to near-normal expectancy, but they’re only reaching a fraction of the people who need it. A disturbing report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that ...

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Obama Acknowledges Ferguson Was An International Embarrassment

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, President Barack Obama cited the racial strife in Ferguson, Missouri, as an example of where America has “failed to live up to our ideals.” Obama was giving a much-anticipated address on global leadership, where he laid out his justification for the United ...

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How HBCUs Respond to a Call for Inclusion of LGBT Students

For many who choose to attend an HBCU, the decision is about far more than just academics. Since the first HBCUs opened their doors in the years before the Civil War, they have offered black students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in a space they can be certain will ...

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