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October, 2015

 

Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge Against Texas Cop in Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

A federal judge in Texas this week dismissed a manslaughter charge against police officer who fatally shot a 32-year-old unarmed black man after an attempted bank robbery in 2013, according to the Washington Post. Source: theroot


NYC EMT Suspended for Helping Choking 7-Y-O Girl  

A New York City EMT has been suspended after stopping his ambulance to rush to the aid of a choking 7-year-old girl at a public elementary school, instead of being dispatched to the scene, according to Fox News. Source: theroot


Finding Your Roots Curriculum Receives $659,000 in Grants, PBS Series Returns in Jan.

Finding Your Roots, a new curriculum based on Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s popular PBS documentary series, received two grants this week, including $355,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Genetics and Genealogy Summer Camps for Middle School-Aged Youth, and $304,000 from the National Science Foundation for a college program, according to a news release. Source: theroot


Watch: Spring Valley Students Stage Walkout to Back Fired Resource Deputy

About 50 students at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., on Friday walked out of class in a show of support for a fired school resource officer who was recorded brutally attacking a 16-year-old student in a viral video, according to Fox 57. Source: theroot


10 Classic Black Horror Movies to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

The trope of the black character dying—often first and sometimes even before the opening credits of a horror movie—is so well-known that discussing (and parodying) this trope has become a trope. Source: theroot


Gay Porn Website Comes Out Swinging; Claims Boxer's Story of Drugged Sex is Untrue

DawgPoundUSA.com has come out swinging after a Philadelphia man claimed that someone at the online porn site drugged him and filmed him engaged in a same-sex threesome. Source: theroot


Gay Porn Website Comes Out Swinging; Claims Boxer's Story of Drugged Sex is Untrue

DawgPoundUSA.com has come out swinging after a Philadelphia man claimed that someone at the online porn site drugged him and filmed him engaged in a same-sex threesome. Source: theroot


How to Get Away With Murder Recap: A Woman of Contradictions

Four of the Keating Five were involved in the murder of Annalise Keating’s husband and subsequent cover-up. Asher Millstone was left out of the conspiracy and wasn’t beholden to his professor the same way his body-dumping classmates are. Source: theroot


How to Get Away With Murder Recap: A Woman of Contradictions

Four of the Keating Five were involved in the murder of Annalise Keating’s husband and subsequent cover-up. Asher Millstone was left out of the conspiracy and wasn’t beholden to his professor the same way his body-dumping classmates are. Source: theroot


What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl Who Is Assaulted in the Classroom

In 1978, when I was 6 years old, a female teacher assaulted me in a classroom. I was a rambunctious, intellectually curious child who talked a lot in class. I loooooved my homeroom teacher, Ms. S., who was kind and treated me nicely, which was important for a black girl growing up in post-civil-rights-era Lynchburg, Va., because that was rare, even from adults. Source: theroot