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The Ice Bucket Challenge – social media nincompoopery for good

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As you scroll through your news feed in Facebook or through the tweets of those you follow you might have noticed short videos of people pouring ice water over themselves or #icebucketchallenge or both. Prank?  Latest “social media thing”?  Charity fundraiser?  A little bit of all three, but if the last one surprised you, you’re not alone.
 
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Missouri KKK Chapter to Raise Funds for Ferguson Cop Who Killed Michael Brown

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Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9, has enjoyed his share of supporters, and a Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is adding its voice to the mix, USA Today reports.
 
“All money will go to the cop who did his job against the Negro criminal,” the New Empire Knights of the KKK noted, according to the news site.

CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

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Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.
 
Morgan, 33, who has two sons, ages 6 and 4, lives in Southeast next door to a close friend who only sees his child once a week.

‘Purple Rain at 30′

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Already a rising superstar on the music scene, courtesy of the groundbreaking and innovative 1999 album, the Purple Rain movie and accompanying soundtrack of the same name catapulted the diminutive genius Priince Rogers Nelson to transcendent megastardom who possessed all-time talent within his 5-foot-2 frame.
 
The movie was the figurative soundtrack for the X and Y generations and told the quasi-biographical tale of a tortured musical savant who almost followed in his father’s self-destructive path before being whisked from self-immolation by his music and his woman.

National Bar Association Filed a Lawsuit Against the City of Ferguson & the Ferguson Police Department

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WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, the National Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, MO and the Ferguson Police Department seeking any and all incident reports, investigative reports, notes and memorandums prepared by Ferguson Police officers, in-dash camera video, photographs, cellphone video and recordings in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown. 
 
The National Bar Association also sent a Preservation of Evidence Notice to both entities requesting that they preserve the police officers' raw notes of all statements, observations, and data collected from the scene of the incident, specifically including the officer involved and all responding officers, officer detail logs from the crime scene, and video & photographic evidence related to the August 9, 2014, fatal shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent arrests of protestors in the City of Ferguson.