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March, 2016

 

White Privilege, Explained, With Help From the Ex-News Anchor Who Lost Her Job Over a Racist Facebook Post

Who is Wendy Bell? Source: theroot


White Privilege, Explained, With Help From the Ex-News Anchor Who Lost Her Job Over a Racist Facebook Post

Who is Wendy Bell? Source: theroot


6 St. Louis Teens Charged with Robbery After Storming Apartment Armed with AK-47s

Six St. Louis-area teenagers reportedly stormed an apartment in west St. Louis County armed with AK-47s and other weapons Saturday leaving with two wallets from at least two people inside the home. Source: theroot


Forget Microsoft and Google! Student Turns Down Full-Time Offers to Focus on Black Dating App ‘Bae’

Online dating data shows a clear racial bias when it comes to viewing black men and black women as romantic partners. In general, those two groups are the worst rated in terms of attraction, as a 2014 OKCupid study showed.  Source: theroot


Lead Levels in Flint, Mich., Kids’ Blood Could Rise in Summer Because of Soil

The children of Flint, Mich., are expected to be exposed to even more lead contamination over the next few months—not because of the city’s drinking water but because of the high levels of lead in the soil that they will inhale during the dry summer months, the Detroit Free Press reports.  Source: theroot


Chicago Police Union Hires Officer Charged With Murder in Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Death 

The Chicago police union has hired the officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald, the Associated Press reports.  Source: theroot


Chicago Police Union Hires Officer Charged With Murder in Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Death 

The Chicago police union has hired the officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald, the Associated Press reports.  Source: theroot


Empire Recap: Hakeem Takes the Throne

Empire’s midseason finale featured two juicy cliffhangers: the fallout of Hakeem’s deciding vote to oust Lucious as Empire’s CEO and the fate of pregnant Rhonda, who was pushed down a staircase by a mysterious assailant. We got answers last night along with style no-nos, iffy parenting and eye-rolling moments. Let’s go! Source: theroot


Empire Recap: Hakeem Takes the Throne

Empire’s midseason finale featured two juicy cliffhangers: the fallout of Hakeem’s deciding vote to oust Lucious as Empire’s CEO and the fate of pregnant Rhonda, who was pushed down a staircase by a mysterious assailant. We got answers last night along with style no-nos, iffy parenting and eye-rolling moments. Let’s go! Source: theroot


Chicago Man Who Once Posed as a Cop as an 8th Grader Pleads Guilty to Third Charge of Impersonation 

A Chicago man didn’t learn his lesson the first time he got caught impersonating a police officer as a 14-year-old eighth-grader, much to the embarrasment of the police force who sent him out on patrol. Source: theroot