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Anonymous calls for #MillionPersonMarch on Independence Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (UPI) -- Internet collective Anonymous circulated a poster on social media that calls for a #MillionPersonMarch to take place in Columbia, South Carolina on July 4. The march aims to promote the coming down of Confederate flags and wil ...

Defense: Mosby should stop the photo shoots if she's worried about Freddie Gray case publicity

Attorneys for six police officers charged in connection with arrest and death of Freddie Gray said if prosecutors are worried about media attention about the case, perhaps State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby shouldn't have appeared in Vogue and Cosmopolit ...

Cops save anti-NYPD flag-burners from angry bikers

A group of flag-burning anti-NYPD protesters needed New York’s Finest to save their skin from a gang of angry bikers who tried to the pummel them in a Brooklyn park for setting Old Glory ablaze Wednesday. The fiery stunt by a few dozen members of the ...

Baltimore mayor promises to buy better riot gear for police

[caption id="attachment_40005" align="alignright" width="300"] Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, (File Photo)[/caption]Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, (File Photo)[/caption]Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that police will be equ ...

US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. ...

UT president wants panel to outline options for Confederate statues

[caption id="attachment_41667" align="alignright" width="300"] Three statues defaced with Black Lives Matter graffiti. - (Photo: Amber Downing/KVUE)[/caption]A 12-member panel has been charged with coming up with alternative recommendations regarding ...

Race industry frets about Rachel Dolezal impact

[caption id="attachment_41328" align="alignright" width="300"] Left, Rachel Dolezal today.Right, Rachel Dolezal growing up.[/caption]SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in this largely white city that lies between the Cascade and Rocky mountai ...

Korean-American merchants face hurdles in rebuilding after Baltimore riot

[caption id="attachment_41373" align="alignright" width="300"] Korean store damaged during Baltimore riots.[/caption]The charred remains of Grace Lyo's store in Sandtown attract plenty of attention these days. Neighbors stop to offer hugs and sympath ...

Amazon offers Jesse Jackson the chance to push diversity issue

[caption id="attachment_30491" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Last October, Amazon.com gave Rev. Jesse Jackson the cold shoulder. On Wednesday, at the company's shareholder meeting, Amazon gave Jackson the floor. The civil righ ...

McKinney blacks say resignation of police officer not enough

[caption id="attachment_41303" align="alignright" width="300"] Dajerria Becton, 15 yr. old involved in incident[/caption]DALLAS (AP) — A Texas police officer had answered back-to-back suicide calls and was fraught with emotion when he responded to a ...


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