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D.C. Rally For Michael Brown Draws Several Hundreds

“Chant down Babylon, grassroots is the bomb, we ready, we coming!” Jonathan Lykes, a coordinating council member with the Washington D.C. Black Youth Project, told hundreds of people gathered Aug. 14 at Meridian Hill Park. The phrase, coined by reggae artists, echoed throughout the crowd as a proactive work in ...

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NBJC Joins LGBT Organizations in Standing With Family of Michael Brown

On August 13, 2014, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) joined national LGBT Equality organizations to pen an open letter of solidarity in response to the tragic death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager who was shot and killed Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Additional details ...

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Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Luke O’Donovan Sentenced To Prison For 2012 Attack

Family members, friends and a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the alleged victim of an anti-gay hate crime in Atlanta received a prison sentence. Luke O’Donovan, 21, will reportedly spend the next two years in a Georgia prison, followed by eight ...

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Photo Emerges Of Darren Wilson, Cop Who Fatally Shot Teen Michael Brown

he first photos of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri cop who fatally shot black teen Michael Brown, have emerged. Yahoo News first discovered the photo through the Facebook page of Wilson’s parents, who congratulated him for receiving a commendation just months before the fatal shooting of Brown. His father writes: ...

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Uganda’s Gay Community Celebrates Pride After Anti-LGBT Law Invalidated

Scores of Ugandan homosexuals marched through sprawling botanical gardens in the lakeside town of Entebbe on Saturday, their first pride parade since a Ugandan court invalidated a controversial anti-gay law. Many marchers wore masks, signaling they did not want to be publicly identified in a country where homosexuals and their ...

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Obama Offers Surprise Welcome Video At Gay Games Opening Ceremony

Now this is pretty incredible. President Barack Obama continued to display solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community over the weekend by surprising everyone at the Gay Games 9, held this year in Cleveland, Ohio. The pro-LGBT president recorded a heartfelt video that welcomed athletes from around ...

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Michael Brown Shooting By Police Sparks Vigil, Protest, Looting And Calls For Federal Probe

A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city. Streets in Ferguson upended on Sunday ...

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BMX Salutes You Kym L. Worthy! Justice Had For Renisha McBride

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D.C. schizophrenia over becoming business-friendly

It is tough for the hometown political class in the District of Columbia. When it comes to adopting a business-conducive attitude, they sometimes seem to know what they need to do – but resist it every step of the way. In a medical context it would be diagnosed as schizophrenia. ...

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Tax refunds for same-sex couples

The Internal Revenue Service recently clarified the steps needed for same-sex spouses to claim a refund of taxes paid, if one spouse included the other spouse in a healthcare plan, and the employer’s contribution for that coverage was reported by the employer as income. The couple must be lawfully married ...

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