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Hawks Owner Bruce Levenson To Sell Team After Telling NBA About Racially Charged 2012 Email

Less than one month after the Clippers’ sale ended Donald Sterling’s ugly downfall, another NBA team is on the market following a racially charged disclosure from its owner. Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, thanks in part to an inflammatory ...

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The Economist Admits Slavery Was Pretty ‘Evil’ After All

The Economist withdrew a nearly comically misguided piece of writing from its website on Friday, admitting that a book review that called for a more objective treatment of slavery should never have made it through the editing process. The magazine had published the review of Edward Baptist’s book “The Half ...

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Michelle Obama Should Launch A ‘Fight Obesity, Go Straight’ Campaign, Bryan Fischer Claims

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer suggested Michelle Obama revise her childhood obesity initiative to include an anti-gay component. Fischer, whose opposition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes is well-established, pointed to a National Institutes of Health study which will reportedly examine why lesbians have a higher obesity ...

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Ferguson Protesters Hope To Transform Anger Into Change

Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned down an unarmed 18-year-old here three weeks ago and for broader policing reforms. The death of Michael Brown and the aggressive police response to the demonstrations that followed have sparked ...

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2014 D.C. Mix to Join Hundreds of the Nation’s Urban Professionals

Hundreds of urban professionals from across the U.S. will convene in the nation’s capital Aug. 29-Sept. 1 for the D.C. Mix. The annual event features networking opportunities, workshops and parties across the D.C. region. Grammy nominated singer Raheem DeVaughn will also be the featured host for the event. For more ...

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Ferguson Fights For Justice Beyond Mike Brown’s Death

This small St. Louis suburb has been transformed over the past two weeks. Hundreds of people turn out every night to march up and down West Florissant Avenue demanding justice, accountability and a voice in the decisions made on their behalf. Businesses have been closing early just to avoid any ...

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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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