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In the year since Michael Brown was killed, Americans have focused their attention on the harsh treatment of black Americans at the hands of police. A shocking number have been killed in encounters with police, in the year since Ferguson and in the years before. Thousands more have suffered subtler forms of discrimination in the criminal...

The New Yorker - It ’s always terrific news when great music that has been hidden in the vaults is brought to light, but the excellent new release “The Tour: Volume Two,” featuring live European performances from 1976 and 1977 by the crucial modern trumpeter Woody Shaw, is shadowed by sadness: the label that released it, HighNote, lost its founder, Joe Fields, last month. Fields, who was...

Middletown, NY (BlackNews.com) -- Marcus Carter is a tenth-grade honors student. But will he ever see the eleventh grade? When he confronts his chemistry teacher about her closed-minded, “comply or die” response to the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of Cleveland police, a heated argument ensues. Cut to the next scene: Marcus stands accused of assaulting his teacher and is in danger...

TheAtlantic - One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own...

Baltimore - Under Armour Inc. CEO Kevin Plank has become the latest executive to step down from President Donald Trump's manufacturing council following this past weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Plank said in a statement released Monday evening that he is "appreciative of the opportunity to have served" but stepped down because Under...

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