Race-Based Hate Crimes on the Rise in D.C

A report released this week by D.C. police reveals that while hate crimes in the District declined in 2013, others specifically based on race rose by nearly 40 percent. The annual report, commissioned by the Metropolitan Police Department, found that there were 18 race-based hate crimes in the city last year, up from 13 in
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Macy’s Retail Racism

Macy’s Inc., the Cincinnati, Ohio-based department store chain, has agreed to pay a $650,000 fine to New York State for racially profiling and arresting African-American, Hispanic and other non-white customers at the retailer’s flagship Herald Square store in New York City. The agreement is designed to ensure all customers, regardless of their race, are treated
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Report: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Headed for Split

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are headed for a split, sources reveal to TMZ.  The couple, who married in a whirlwind ceremony six years ago after less than a month of dating, are living separately and will soon go public with their divorce news, the source allegedly says. One possible cause of tension between Carey,
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5 disturbing stats on black-white inequality

The figures are staggering. A typical black household has accumulated less than one-tenth of the wealth of a typical white one. And it’s only getting worse. Over the past 25 years, the wealth gap between blacks and whites has nearly tripled, according to research by Brandeis University. Read more @ CNN

ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley as a message to the U.S. to stop intervening in Iraq. Read more @

Beyonce and Jay Z’s 2013 Cuba trip declared legal

(CNN) — Beyonce and Jay Z don’t have to be “On the Run” anymore. A nine-page report released on Wednesday by the Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General states that the power couple, whose legal names are Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn Carter, did not violate any U.S. sanctions laws during their visit to Cuba last
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Redskins to Manziel: It isn’t college

LANDOVER, Md. — The Washington Redskins wanted to have a little fun with Johnny Football and get under the rookie quarterback’s skin during Monday’s preseason game. They succeeded, as Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel took offense to some vocal ribbing from the Redskins and flipped them off. The gesture was caught by TV cameras and most of the Redskins’
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Police: Father shoots and stabs daughter in Md. shooting

TEMPLE HILLS Md. (WUSA9) — Two people were shot and a man and his 3-year-old daughter are dead after Prince George’s County responded to the report of a double-shooting in Temple Hills, Saturday morning. Police have identified the suspect as Frederick Roy Miller, 38, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive in Landover. Authorities responded
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