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Kansas City Police Charge Man In Highway Shootings

Kansas City Police Charge Man In Highway Shootings

Source: Greg Toppo / USA Today Police in Kansas City have charged a man in a handful of random highway shootings that wounded three people. Authorities said Friday Mohammed Whitaker was charged with 18 felony counts in connection with the shootings and was being held on a $1 million bond. Police believe he acted alone […]

PETA Calls Out Michelle Obama On Use Of Real Eggs In The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll

PETA Calls Out Michelle Obama On Use Of Real Eggs In The White House’s Annual Easter Egg Roll

Source: theGrio PETA, the infamous animal rights organization, is taking first lady Michelle Obama to task for the use of real eggs in the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll. However, the activist group is using a more light-hearted tactic than their usual approach, employing adorable kids to get their message across. “We need to talk!” […]

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

Source:  Nicole Flatow / Think Progress The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the governor. But on Friday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced he would immediately restore voting rights to anyone who has completed their sentence for a drug offense, and reduce the waiting […]

Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Arizona Judge Says ‘Proof Evident’ In Sharper Rape Case

Source: Brent Schrotenboer / USA Today PHOENIX — A Phoenix judge ruled Thursday that former NFL star Darren Sharper is not entitled to bail in Arizona, finding “proof evident and presumption great” that he raped a woman in Tempe on Nov. 21. In making his ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville cited DNA evidence from […]

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Congressman Tells Black Constituent He’s Not Sure The Civil Rights Act Is Constitutional

Source: Scott Keyes / Think Progress GAINESVILLE, Florida — Last week, former presidents and dignitaries celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which bans many forms of employment discrimination and whites-only lunch counters, among other things. This week, a Republican congressman declared that he’s not sure if the Civil Rights Act is even constitutional. […]

NY High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

NY High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

Source: CBS New York SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’sHigh School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As […]

Pew Study: Majority Of Americans Don’t See President Obama As Black

Pew Study: Majority Of Americans Don’t See President Obama As Black

Source: theGrio A new Pew Research Center book, entitled The Next America, has found a significant generational gap on matters of race, and concluded, among other things, that the majority of Americans don’t view President Barack Obama as black. Although President Obama identifies as African-American, his mother was of European ancestry and most Americans (52 percent, to be exact) see […]

Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

Judge Again Rejects Deal In NFL Concussion Cases

Source: AP / theGrio PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia has again declined to approve deals for some of the retired players suing the NFL over concussions. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling Wednesday affects a batch of lawsuits involving lead plaintiff Kevin Turner, a former Philadelphia Eagle now battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Brody had […]

Harvard University Admits Highest Number Of Black Students In School’s History

Harvard University Admits Highest Number Of Black Students In School’s History

Source: Jessica Dickerson / The Huffington Post There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve come from that part of their history. According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, this year marks Harvard’s highest percentage of accepted black students to […]

Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands

Prominent Republican: Women Need To Be Paid Less So They Can Find Husbands

Source:  Igor Volsky / Talking Points Memo On Sunday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) sought to advance the GOP’s rebranding effort among female voters by suggesting that Republicans have long “led the fight for women’s equality.” The statement came just days after Republicans voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act and sought to downplay the problem of equal pay for equal work […]

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