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NYPD Rolls Out Tech From African American-Led Company to Fight Gun Violence

A new technology solution called ShotSpotter from SST, Inc., a company led by African American tech veteran, Ralph A. Clark, will help the NYPD minimize gun violence

The New York City Police Department recently launched a million dollar technology initiative, in its…

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Baltimore Unrest One Year Later, Has Anything Changed Since Freddie Gray’s Death?

Police reform is in the works but city still faces unemployment, crime, and poverty

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, the politically influential Baltimore pastor who delivered the eulogy at Freddie…

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[WATCH] ‘American Crime Story’: Why Cuba Gooding Jr. Didn’t Contact O.J. Simpson

Set for a Feb. 2 TV debut, series covers one of the most scandalous crime cases

Cuba Gooding Jr., who’s set to play O.J. Simpson in FX’s upcoming crime drama, reportedly…

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Camille Cosby Will Not Be Deposed in Case Against Husband

Emergency motion to stay the deposition by accusers' lawyers was allowed

Camille Cosby will not be deposed Wednesday in a case of defamation by seven accusers…

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New Jersey Governor Urging Block of Flights to Cuba Over Assata Shakur

Chris Christie says convicted Black Panther leader should be returned to face prison time

Gov. Chris Christie is strongly against flights between New Jersey and Cuba until Joanne “Assata…

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Activists Urge DNC to Host Debate Centered on Black Lives Matter

Color of Change petition reaching maximum number of signatures in support

Activists from the Black Lives Matter movement are demanding that the Democratic National Committee (DNC)…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Study: Killers of Black Men Less Likely to Get Death Penalty

Loyola University research finds racial and gender disparities in punishment for crimes

Loyola University research finds racial and gender disparities in punishment for crimes, where white men…

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Prosecutor Kym Worthy Leads Charge to Complete Testing of 10,000 Rape Kits

'Toughest woman in Detroit' says there's still more work to be done

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy has led the charge to complete testing on 10,000…

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$6.4 Million: Baltimore Reaches Settlement with Freddie Gray Family

Deal must still be approved by the city’s Board of Estimates

Freddie Gray’s family set to get $6.4 million in death settlement, however, the deal must…

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Congressman Chaka Fattah Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Racketeering Case

Wife mentioned in indictment, and son faces charges in separate but related case

Prosecutors say Chaka Fattah used funds from federal grants and donations to pay off a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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#BlkWomenSyllabus: Scholars Seek to Use Hashtag to Advocate for Female Knowledge Empowerment

Women combine efforts to highlight intellectual power of black women

Two scholars have decided to use Twitter hashtags to highlight the power of black women,…

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Christian Taylor, left, was fatally shot by Officer Miller Friday, Aug. 7. (Image: File)

Texas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Fired

Brad Miller put himself and other officers in danger in pursuit of Christian Taylor, officials say

Brad Miller made mistakes that, the city’s police chief reported, caused a deadly confrontation with…

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Michael Brown Anniversary: Gunfire Disrupts Peace and Activism Leaders Arrested as Protests Continue

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are remembered too

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are also remembered after the Ferguson tragedy.

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Reports: Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers in Freddie Gray Case

State's attorney says their charges reflect those previously brought by her office

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that a grand jury has indicted the six…

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[REPORT] ATM Data Thefts at Highest Level in 20 Years

Debit card compromises at bank ATMs were up 174% and 317% at non-bank machines

The number of debit card users whose data gets snatched by crooks at ATMs is…

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Cyber Risks a Growing Concern for Businesses

Hacking, human error and system glitches were among the top concerns

Businesses are most concerned with malicious or criminal attacks on their websites and data, but…

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Voices from Baltimore: Clergy, Community Leaders Bridge Gaps

Decades of neglect giving way to new vision, greater investment

Baltimore, a neglected city, is held together by its clergy and community organizers.

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Baltimore Businesses Scrambling For Saftey Now Ready To Rebuild

Some local business are making plans to help with clean up efforts and reopening stores once order is restored

Baltimore businesses are dealing with the fallout of the riots, and now planning for cleanup…

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#BmoreFriday: Baltimore Businesses Use Social Media to Pick Up the Pieces in Aftermath of Riots

Organizations and entrepreneurs promoting hashtag to boost foot traffic and customers

Baltimore businesses are still dealing with the aftermath of riots and a curfew, but have…

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Reports: Freddie Gray Death Ruled a Homicide; World Reacts for Justice

Baltimore prosecutor proceeds with charges against six police officers

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby brought charges against six police officers in the death…

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