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Evidence Reveals 80% of Dash-Cam Videos at the Chicago Police Department Are Missing Audio due to ‘Officer Error’ or ‘Intentional Destruction’

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From DNA Info, here’s the latest piece of evidence that the corruption and abuse in the Chicago Police Department aren’t limited to a few bad cops — the problems are systemic.

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The Nation’s Michelle Alexander on Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

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Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the Clintons in the hopes that their faithfulness will be remembered and rewarded. Black pastors are opening their church doors, and the Clintons are making themselves comfortably at home once again, engaging effortlessly in all the usual rituals associated with “courting the black vote,” a pursuit that typically begins and ends with Democratic politicians making black people feel liked and taken seriously. Doing something concrete to improve the conditions under which most black people live is generally not required. Continue reading “The Nation’s Michelle Alexander on Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote”

Muslim-Born ‘Wall Street Journal’ Writer Converts to Catholicism; Announces New Faith After ISIS Kills French Priest In Church

(PHOTO: SCREENGRAB/YOUTUBE/FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE) Sohrab Ahmari.
(PHOTO: SCREENGRAB/YOUTUBE/FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE)
Sohrab Ahmari.

Sohrab Ahmari, a Muslim-born Iranian and an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in London, recalls his long journey from flirtations with Nietzsche and Marxism to Roman Catholicism. He also explains why evangelicalism didn’t appeal to him as much.

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John Legend Is Playing Frederick Douglass on Season 2 of ‘Underground’

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Underground executive producer John Legend will guest star as abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the second season of the WGN America drama.

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Charlotte PD To Release Full Keith Lamont Scott Shooting Video Next Week

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© MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say that they are going to release dash cam and body cam videos in the shooting death of Keith Scott in the coming days. Scott’s family wanted to see the tapes in their entirety and they should be available by next week. Scott was shot on September 20, after police allege that he held up a gun. They contend that because he had marijuana and a gun, they needed to take action for public safety concerns. The officers said Scott put them in danger prior to shooting him.

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Zendaya Responds to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Praise: ‘I Hope to Make You Very Proud’

Singer Zendaya attends the Michael Kors Access Smartwatch launch party at Michael Kors on September 11, 2016 in New York City.
Singer Zendaya attends the Michael Kors Access Smartwatch launch party at Michael Kors on September 11, 2016 in New York City.

Zendaya had no idea that First Lady Michelle Obama thought so highly of her.

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Damon Gupton Joins “Criminal Minds” Season 12 Cast as Thomas Gibson’s Replacement

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Criminal Minds has found a replacement for Thomas Gibson. Deadline reports Damon Gupton has joined season 12 of the CBS series.

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Historian Michael Twitty Wants You to Know the Real Story of Southern Food

Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine's creation. Here he is in period costume at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate. Erika Beras for NPR
Michael Twitty wants credit given to the enslaved African-Americans who were part of Southern cuisine’s creation. Here he is in period costume at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia estate.
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Michael Twitty wants you to know where Southern food really comes from. And he wants the enslaved African-Americans who were part of its creation to get credit. That’s why Twitty goes to places like Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s grand estate in Charlottesville, Va. — to cook meals that slaves would have eaten and put their stories back into American history. Continue reading “Historian Michael Twitty Wants You to Know the Real Story of Southern Food”

‘Hamilton”s Anthony Ramos Cast as Mars Blackmon In Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix Series

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Anthony Ramos is coming to the small screen. Deadline reports the Hamilton star has been cast in Netflix’s new series She’s Gotta Have It.

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