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Black man pulled over for making ‘direct eye contact’ with Ohio police officer; the two agree to ‘a conversation’ after controversy

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A black man from Michigan and a police officer in Ohio have agreed to sit down for “a conversation” about an incendiary video showing their confrontation during a traffic stop, police said. The video, filmed by John Felton when he was in Dayton, shows the officer saying he pulled Felton over because they made “direct eye contact.” “This is why ...

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Yale Has A College Named After A Racist, But That Might Change

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2007 file photo shows Calhoun College, one of the 12 residential colleges housing Yale undergraduates at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Some institutions outside the South are reconsidering whether to still honor historical figures with ties to slavery and the Confederacy. There’s also a push to strip the name of John C. Calhoun, a white supremacist, from the building at Yale University. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

Yale University’s leaders on Saturday urged a campus conversation about whether to change the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and senator from South Carolina who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Debate over the name began this summer with a petition circulated after nine black worshippers were slain ...

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Black Lives Matter Disavows Democratic Party’s Show Of Support

Penn State student Zaniya Joe wears a piece of tape over her mouth that says "Black Lives Matter" during a Ferguson protest organized by a group of Penn State University students on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in University Park, Pa. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS via Getty Images)

Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement rejected the Democratic Party’s recent statement of support, making clear that they are not affiliated with any political party. “A resolution signaling the Democratic National Committee’s endorsement that Black lives matter, in no way implies an endorsement of the DNC by the Black Lives Matter Network, nor was it done in consultation with us,” the ...

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VIDEO: Orlando Cop Gets In Bloody Fight With Homeless Man

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April V. Taylor Orlando police officer James Wilson is under investigation after video has emerged showing him allegedly beating homeless man Terre Johnson. While Wilson and the police department are claiming that Johnson started the fight, multiple witnesses reveal details indicating that Wilson was responsible for starting the altercation. According to Witnesses, Wilson started the fight, completely unprovoked. Painting an ...

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Black votes key – especially for Hillary Clinton – in early primaries

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For the 2016 Democratic field, black votes matter. A heavy schedule of early-voting Southern states means African-American voters will have a huge influence on who wins the nomination, and the Democratic candidates — especially Hillary Clinton — are ratcheting up their focus on that part of the electorate as they look to win key early support after a year of ...

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New Ebola Death Recorded In Sierra Leone, Officials Say

An ambulance drives on a deserted street as Sierra Leone enters the second day of a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people due to the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, March 28,  2015. Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital. Samples from the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently in Kambia district in the country’s north came back positive for the deadly disease, said chief medical officer Dr. Brima Kargbo. Last Monday, ...

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The Definitive History Of ‘George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People’

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In the moments before he took the stage at NBCUniversal’s “A Concert for Hurricane Relief” on Sept. 2, 2005, Kanye West looked calm. Up to that point, the charity telethon for Hurricane Katrina’s victims had gone as well as could have been expected, considering that it had been slapped together in a matter of days. That it happened at all was ...

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University Removes Jefferson Davis Statue

A statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis is moved from its location in front of the school's main tower the University of Texas campus, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The Davis statue, which has been targeted by vandals and had come under increasing criticism, will be moved and placed in the school's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History as part of an educational display. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group. Crews were seen removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university’s iconic clock tower. Davis’ statue will eventually be displayed in the Briscoe Center ...

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Nigeria Says It Arrested 20 Suspected Boko Haram Chiefs

Nigeria soldiers barricade the road to the venue for the inauguration of the new Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja , Nigeria, Friday, May 29, 2015. Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises at the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigeria’s security agency said on Sunday it had made significant breakthroughs in the fight against Boko Haram and arrested 20 prominent members of the militant Islamist group accused of orchestrating deadly attacks. President Muhammadu Buhari has made halting Boko Haram’s six-year-old insurgency a priority, but a Reuters tally shows the militants have killed more than 700 people in Nigeria in ...

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WATCH: #BlackLivesMatter Protests Hillary Clinton Event, Demands Divestment From Private Prisons

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April V. Taylor #BlackLivesMatter protesters are continuing to hold  presidential candidates accountable. This time they disrupted a Cleveland campaign stop of Hillary Clinton’s, chanting “say her name,” and demanding that she “divest from private prisons and invest in the liberation of Black transgender women.” Angela Peoples, one of the women who disrupted the event, spoke with Fusion, stating, “We called ...

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