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Rallies Planned in Baltimore, Nationwide to Celebrate Charges in Freddie Gray’s Death

Celebrations over Mosby’s morning announcement lasted well into evening, and the curfew ordered by authorities earlier in the week remained in effect at 10 p.m. The mood turned sour as officers with shields, pepper spray and batons worked to remove … Continue reading

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With Attacks on Foreigners, South Africa Exposes Its Anti-Africa Bias

Under apartheid, history teachers had two choices: the version of the Afrikaners—the descendants of German, Dutch and French Huguenots—or history as written by the descendants of British settlers. In both accounts, Africans, when mentioned at all, were treated as if … Continue reading

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A Coming-of-Age Scene From Black and White Perspectives

Two young men, one white, one black, have stopped in a grassy meadow, bordered by a split-rail fence, in search of game. The older boy carefully takes aim at a woodchuck, or groundhog, who sits somewhere outside the scene to … Continue reading

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We’ve Been Here Before: Charges Don’t Guarantee Conviction  

The public furor over the case prompted a change of venue to Albany N.Y., where a jury deliberated for two days and acquitted the four officers of all charges. In April 2000, Diallo’s mother, Kadiatou, and his stepfather, Sankarella Diallo, … Continue reading

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$1,000,000,000 Lawsuit Claims Empire Story Was Stolen From an Ex-Gangster

Newt, known as “Gangsta Pimp” back in the day, alleges that the Empire team stole his story, and he outlines the similarities, including the fact that he and Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, wear the “same style” of coats. Further, he … Continue reading

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