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A Calif. Teen With Special Needs Gunned Down for Wearing Red Shoes in Wrong Neighborhood

Nineteen-year-old Tavin Price and his mother, Jennifer Rivers, stopped at a South Los Angeles car wash Friday on their way to the beach. Rivers began vacuuming out the car. Price, who has special needs, went inside to buy some cigarettes.

Baltimore Police Union Seeks Department Communications Regarding Riots

By Donna Owens BALTIMORE, June 3 (Reuters) - Baltimore's police union is seeking internal records to find out what police commanders did when rioting erupted over the death of Freddie Gray, the union's head said on Wednesday. Lieutenant Gene Ryan, the president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. Show More Summary

"Memory Palace" -- A Film Short by Martine Syms + Khalil Joseph feat Alice Smith

'Memory Palace is a short film grounded in the personal history of artist Martine Syms. Inspired by the classical method of loci, the film presents a woman—singer/songwriter Alice Smith—at work in Los Angeles. Her discovery of a photo album activates memories of physical spaces, which in turn open doors to reminiscences about her own family. Show More Summary

Actor Slams American Ballet Theater's 'Jim Crow' Production Of 'Othello'

A professional actor who attended the American Ballet Theater's production of "Othello" sent a fiery letter to the company decrying its use of dark makeup on the dancer in the title role. The New-York based ballet company staged four performances of "Othello" at Manhattan's Metropolitan Opera House in May. Show More Summary

#Blackmendream (dir. Shikeith)

'Premised on the question "When did you become a Black man?" #Blackmendream (2014) directed by Shikeith, is an experimental film that utilizes social media as an outlet to provide contemporary black men a space for emotional expression often denied through intersections of race, and gender. Show More Summary

Dennis Rodman Applauds Acceptance Of Caitlyn Jenner

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman believes Caitlyn Jenner made her transition at the right time, because the public may not have been so accepting 20 years ago. While Rodman mistakenly referred to Jenner using male pronouns in an interview with TMZ Sports on Monday, his heart seemed to be in the right place. Show More Summary

17 Awesome Things About Being A Woman With Brothers

In their 1992 song "Brother for Sale," Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen sing about the struggle of being girls with a brother. Sometimes brothers get on your nerves, which is why the Olsen twins want to sell their brother for fifty cents. Yet other times, a brother can be your best friend, which is why MK&A ultimately decide to keep their big bro. Show More Summary

Jennifer Hudson's 'I Still Love You' Video Follows A Reluctant Dad Who Learns To Accept His Gay Son

Jennifer Hudson channels her inner dance diva and shows her support of same-sex marriage with her new music video, "I Still Love You." The clip, which made its MTV and Logo debut June 3, follows a father as he comes to terms with his...Show More Summary

Texas Dad Charged with Murder for Killing Son over Potty Training

A Texas father has been charged with capital murder after allegedly beating his sons so severely over their lack of potty training, that one of the children died, KHOU-TV reports.

TV One’s Unsung Offers Redemption for Ike Turner

Ever since the release of 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do With It, the film based on Tina Turner’s autobiography, I, Tina, Ike Turner has been more infamously known as a wife beater than as a musical innovator. So it’s not surprising that some have side-eyed TV One’s decision to kick off the latest season of its hit series Unsung by telling his story.

Relax, Stop-And-Frisk Reforms Aren't Making New York City Dangerous Again

Shootings are up in New York City for the second year in a row, and The New York Post thinks it’s because Mayor Bill de Blasio “ended” stop-and-frisk. “How many New Yorkers must die before the mayor brings back stop-and-frisk?” readShow More Summary

These Girls Dream Big Despite Hunger, Discrimination And Conflict

KUAJOK, SOUTH SUDAN -- The girls at Pariang primary school in South Sudan range in age from 5 to 25 years old. The older pupils study alongside the young, receiving their elementary school education on wooden benches clustered under the few trees that shade the schoolyard. Show More Summary

Cleveland Cop Michael Brelo Charged With Assault Days After Being Acquitted In Killing

A Cleveland police officer is charged with misdemeanor assault for an incident that took place just days after he was acquitted in the killing of two unarmed black people. Michael Brelo is accused of assaulting his brother Mark on May...Show More Summary

Janet Jackson Launches Record Label and Readies For Fall Album and Tour  

What do you do when you want to create without being told what and when to create? If you’re Janet, Ms. Jackson If You’re Nasty, you create your own record label. Jackson is readying the release her untitled album under her new record label Rhythm Nation.

Disney Is Getting Back Into the Habit With Sister Act Remake

Hollywood is running out of ideas again, so why not remake something that was once a hit? And that’s exactly what Disney is planning to do with Sister Act.

Attempts To Limit Voting Rights Stunted As Efforts To Enhance Voting Access Prevail

WASHINGTON -- A number of state legislatures are adjourning, and supporters of expanded access to the ballot box may be sighing in relief as they see some of the major efforts to restrict voting access were stymied during this legislative...Show More Summary

New Bill Says It's Time To Track The Data On Police Shootings

Two Democratic senators introduced a bill this week aimed at changing what former Attorney General Eric Holder once called the "unacceptable" lack of data on the subject of police shootings. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker...Show More Summary

Colo. School Kitchen Manager Fired for Giving Lunch to Students Who Couldn’t Pay

A former elementary school employee is not sorry she broke the law when she decided to give school lunches to kids who didn’t have money for food, CBS Denver reports.

Pregnant Texas Teen Allegedly Beaten and Kicked in the Stomach by Relatives

Editor’s note: This article contains gruesome details about the alleged killing of an unborn baby.

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