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Hip-hop founder accused of pedophilia

One of hip-hop’s founders has been accused of partaking in illicit sexual activities with underage boys.

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President Mugabe says goodbye to foreign diamond miners

Staying true to the promise he made to his country several weeks prior, President Robert Mugabe made sure a number of foreign diamond mining companies ceased operations in the Marange diamond fields in Zimbabwe and vacated the land on the country’s eastern region.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal to commemorate 62nd birthday

Supporters of world-renowned political prisoner of war Mumia Abu-Jamal have scheduled a number of events in Philadelphia this weekend to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of his birth.

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Ramarley Graham supporters urge de Blasio to fire killer cops

Tuesday afternoon, April 12—what would have been Ramarley Graham’s 23rd birthday—a diverse assortment of activists displayed the power of the people by converging on City Hall to deliver a petition supported by approximately 60,000 signatures to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.

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Investigation into 16-year-old’s killing continues

Law enforcement officials are still seeking clues to last month’s killing of Juwan “Chico” Tavarez, 16, in East Harlem’s Jefferson Houses.

Chinese poachers imprisoned for slaughtering 226 elephants

Two Chinese immigrants were convicted by a court in Tanzania late last month after they were found to illegally be in possession of 706 ivory elephant tusks and were each sentenced to 30-year terms in prison.

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Obama bill bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

In a move that many anti-penitentiary activists deem to be progressive, President Barack Obama issued executive orders to ban solitary confinement as a form of punishment for juveniles in federal prisons.

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Mikaila Ulmer: 11-years-young entrepreneur

Mikaila Ulmer is breaking new ground and setting a precedent for future generations of youths who aspire to create and manage their own businesses.

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NYPD officers who arrested Black postman reprimanded

After an investigation, the four plainclothes NYPD cops caught on video in Brooklyn on St. Patrick’s Day making a questionable arrest of Glenn Grays, a uniformed African-American postman, were removed from their normal assignments and placed on modified duty.

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Barron: ‘Bill Bratton can go to hell!’

“My response to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is that he can go to hell, and take his killer cops with him and take his broken window theory with him!” declared elected activist Assemblyman Charles Barron.

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