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Michael Brown’s Mother, Lezley McSpadden, Says She Will Run for Ferguson, Missouri, City Council: Report Michael Brown’s Mother, Lezley McSpadden, Says She Will Run for Ferguson, Missouri, City Council: Report

In the years following the death of her son Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police, Lezley McSpadden has completed her high school diploma, written a book, campaigned for social justice and joined Hillary Clinton on her 2016 bid for the presidency.

Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint

There really appears to be no line the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Fla., police shot and killed a 30-year-old black man during a traffic stop, only to later go to the funeral home days before the victim’s burial in an attempt to use his fingerprint to unlock his phone as part of an…

Fundraisers for Tennessee Waffle House Hero, Victims of Shooting Raise More Than $100,000  Fundraisers for Tennessee Waffle House Hero, Victims of Shooting Raise More Than $100,000 

Two separate GoFundMe campaigns, one raised to benefit the victims of the Waffle House shooting in Antioch, Tenn., and one started to benefit James Shaw Jr., the hero who wrestled the gun away from the suspected shooter, have both raised more than $100,000 in a span of mere hours.

Even in White Neighborhoods, Black People Get Arrested More for Marijuana Even in White Neighborhoods, Black People Get Arrested More for Marijuana

File this under “Yeah, We Knew That Already, but Thanks for the Confirmation”: An analysis of police data shows that blacks and Hispanics make up the majority of arrests for marijuana possession—even in areas where the population is mostly white or other ethnic groups.

Why Isn’t Jeff Sessions Recusing Himself From the Michael Cohen Investigation? Why Isn’t Jeff Sessions Recusing Himself From the Michael Cohen Investigation?

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quick to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. It is a decision that caused him to lose favor with Donald Trump, who famously said that he never would have appointed Sessions as attorney general if he had known the recusal was going to happen.

Tennessee Lawmakers and Waffle House Restaurant Show Support for Victims of Deadly Shooting Tennessee Lawmakers and Waffle House Restaurant Show Support for Victims of Deadly Shooting

Following the deadly shooting of four people at a Nashville, Tenn., Waffle House early Sunday morning, business owners and lawmakers have tried to find ways to support the victims and survivors of the brutal attack.

Video: Virginia Cop Shot Black Teenager in the Back as Teen Tried to Run Away Video: Virginia Cop Shot Black Teenager in the Back as Teen Tried to Run Away

Video showing a rookie cop shooting a black teenager in the back as the 18-year-old was running away seems to contradict previous statements by the officer involved, who said on camera that the shooting victim had pointed a gun at the officer.

Watch: Trump Embarrasses French President by Awkwardly Wiping Dandruff off His Collar Watch: Trump Embarrasses French President by Awkwardly Wiping Dandruff off His Collar

President Donald Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the White House Tuesday, but the president of women who wear cowboy boots with their swimsuits doesn’t seem to understand that other world leaders are not auditioning for The Apprentice and therefore aren’t looking for jobs, and they aren’t his…

Supreme Court May Have to Decide if Banning Dreadlocks Is Racist Supreme Court May Have to Decide if Banning Dreadlocks Is Racist

An Alabama woman who lost her job after her employer said that dreadlocks “tend to get messy” has petitioned the Supreme Court to decide if the company’s policy is discriminatory.

Accused Waffle House Killer’s $2 Million Bail Revoked; Police Investigate Father Who May Have Given Back Confiscated AR-15 Accused Waffle House Killer’s $2 Million Bail Revoked; Police Investigate Father Who May Have Given Back Confiscated AR-15

Updated Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 3 p.m. EDT: A $2 million bond set for accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking has been revoked by a Tennessee judge. CNN reports that the order was signed by Tennessee state Judge Michael Mondelli today. No reason was given for revoking the bond, which was set Monday after…

Hearing Postponed for Trump VA Nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson Amid Overprescribing, Drinking Allegations: Report Hearing Postponed for Trump VA Nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson Amid Overprescribing, Drinking Allegations: Report

There is only one qualification for working in Trump’s White House: Trump must like you. That’s it. The president of the United States doesn’t care if you are the lawn-care guy or a housewife (we see you, Betsy DeVos); if he likes you, that’s all he needs to put you in charge of a multimillion-dollar agency.

California Cop Who Shot and Killed Diante Yarber Was Previously Charged With Hate Crime, Lawyers Say  California Cop Who Shot and Killed Diante Yarber Was Previously Charged With Hate Crime, Lawyers Say 

A Barstow, Calif., police officer accused of being involved in the fatal shooting of driver Diante Yarber, a young father of three, was convicted of a hate crime back in 2010 but was somehow allowed to return to the police force, attorneys representing Yarber’s family and his passengers say.

Police Use Video, Witness Testimony in Bid to Justify Use of Force During Controversial Arrest of Black Woman in Alabama Waffle House  Police Use Video, Witness Testimony in Bid to Justify Use of Force During Controversial Arrest of Black Woman in Alabama Waffle House 

Saraland, Ala., police are standing by the officers who were seen on video aggressively wrestling a seemingly unresisting black woman at a local Waffle House over the weekend.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Calls Out Starbucks for Racism Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Calls Out Starbucks for Racism

As a member of Omega Psi Phi, I feel like I can make this joke:

Man Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat and Shirt Wanted for  Attacking Hispanic Man in NYC Subway Station: Report Man Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat and Shirt Wanted for  Attacking Hispanic Man in NYC Subway Station: Report

New York City police are searching for a black man accused of attacking a Hispanic man inside a Manhattan subway station.

Stop Calling the Police on Black People Just Because You’re Annoyed; You’re Gonna Get Someone Killed Stop Calling the Police on Black People Just Because You’re Annoyed; You’re Gonna Get Someone Killed

White people get really indignant over the smallest of things, especially when it comes to black people. They are easily offended by the little things we do, and they take extra offense if we don’t immediately fall in line and do what they say after they have taken their precious time to “scold” us about it.

Sen. Cory Booker Blames Low Voter Turnout for Republican Victories Sen. Cory Booker Blames Low Voter Turnout for Republican Victories

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story, which was based on reporting from The Guardian, stated that Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) blamed low African-American voter turnout for Donald Trump’s presidency. This post has been updated to note that Booker was referring to low overall voter turnout in the 2009…

What Does Donald Trump Have Over Sen. Rand Paul? What Does Donald Trump Have Over Sen. Rand Paul?

Donald Trump wants his CIA director buddy Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state for the United States. Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul was all set to vote against Pompeo’s nomination, but in a sudden reversal late Monday, he announced that he would support the president’s nomination of Pompeo. What gives?

White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5 Years White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5 Years

Right now, there is a black woman sitting in prison, reading about a Texas judge who was found guilty of the same crime she committed. She probably noticed that the judge was sentenced to five years’ probation in the same county that sentenced her to five years in jail. More than likely, she also noticed that she is…

Even Melania Trump Misses Former President Barack ‘T’Challa’ Obama Even Melania Trump Misses Former President Barack ‘T’Challa’ Obama

On Saturday, while President Donald von Lazy ThotFace Trump was chilling at his Florida plantation hideaway revamped to look like a luxe golf course, his wife was attending the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

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