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Italian police seize money from Snoop Dogg at airport

Snoop Dogg left Italy $205,000 lighter on Saturday after police seized money from him at an airport in Calabria.

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Equal pay: Advocates say 'clock out' for black women

An Atlanta-based advocacy group has dubbed Tuesday "Black Women's Equal Pay Day" and the idea has quickly gained traction on Twitter and Facebook.

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Congressional Black Caucus to talk diversity with Silicon Valley leaders

The Congressional Black Caucus delegation is going to visit Silicon Valley to help tackle Big Tech's diversity problem.

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Residents look to revive Austin's shrinking black community

Austin's black population decreased 5.4% between 2000-10

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Four dead in Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York

Four people have died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York.

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Dylann Roof pleads not guilty

Dylann Roof pleaded not guilty Friday to 33 federal charges in the June 17 attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina

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It’s not just Sandra Bland: Three more mysterious jail deaths

With the attention focused on Sandra Bland’s mysterious death in a Texas jail cell, three other deaths involving the police and jail are making their way into the national consciousness.

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NAACP launching investigation into suspicious death of Black attorney in Connecticut

The mysterious death of a Black attorney in Redding, Conn. has ignited suspicions, prompting the state’s NAACP chapter to launch its own investigation.

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Ramarley Graham’s mother: ‘DOJ should stop dragging its feet’

Flanked by dozens of youths outside the Department of Justice office in downtown Manhattan last week, the mother of Ramarley Graham urged U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to speed up his investigation and slap civil rights charges on Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who killed her unarmed son.

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Mount Vernon community activist calls on DOJ to investigate Rayette Turner death

Mount Vernon community activist Samuel L. Rivers is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of Rayette Turner.

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Cincinnati campus police Officer Raymond Tensing charged for Sam Dubose killing

This morning, University of Cincinnati officer Raymond Tensing, 25, has been arraigned after being charged with the murder of 45-year-old Sam Dubose.

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Talking SCHOP! New Ro rockin’!

I have made it my mission for the summer of 2015 to get away every weekend I possibly can.

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Spring-summer 2016 menswear: Textured modernism

For the new season, menswear designer Matiere embraces the concept of duality through the use of unexpected materials on modern silhouettes.

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Disclose Pantaleo’s records, judge rules

If a police officer has a record of substantiated misconduct, should this information be made available to the public? Yes, according to State Supreme Court Justice Alice Schlesinger.

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E. coli on your feet will defeat ya!

E. coli: A motile, rod-like bacteria found in the intestines (gut) in man and many animals that, under certain conditions, can cause infection of the urinary and gastrointestinal tract requiring medical care.

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Cypress Hills’ new farmers market offers healthy eating to underserved residents

In communities throughout New York City, access to affordable, nutritious food has been scarce, with residents stuck having to walk far out of their way to find quality, healthy fruits and vegetables.

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Poet, playwright, teacher and director Owen Dodson

During an appearance on a panel last Saturday at the Schomburg Center, I noticed a photo of Owen Dodson on the wall in the place where the American Negro Theater was prominent for Black actors 75 years ago. Dodson’s photo is there because one of his plays, “Garden of Time,” based on the myth of Medea and Jason, was produced there in 1945.

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Funding for CUNY falls short, as college tuition increases

Last Wednesday, hundreds of CUNY and SUNY students across the state fled their minimum-wage jobs and summer internships to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to invest in higher education.

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The threat from Islamic State is real

As Americans, the threat of terrorism today seems at a comfortable, manageable distance—miles, oceans and armies away.

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Uber app or crap?

Given all the noise and unknowns about Uber, the ride-sharing app-based service, it may be best to wait to see the outcome of the four-month study of the company proposed by the mayor.

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