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LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

LAPD Confuses Black Actress for Prostitute

Actress Danièle Watts took to social media last week to condemn the Los Angeles Police Department after she was allegedly mistaken for a prostitute after kissing her white husband, Identites.mic

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  • Written by Lynette Holloway-The Root
  • Category: National

Muslim Americans Say ISIS Terrorism May Lead to More Hate Crimes

Muslim Americans Say ISIS Terrorism May Lead to More Hate Crimes

Linda Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, was a victim of a hate crime this week that wouldn’t have occurred had it not been for the phenomenon of the terrorist group “Islamic State” (ISIS).

Sarsour, who has become a voice for Muslim Americans nationally, discussed the incident on social media.

“My deputy director and I were harassed by a bigoted drunk who hurled hateful Islamophobic and anti-Arab epithets at us on 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge [a neighborhood in Brooklyn],” Sarsour wrote in a Facebook post about the incident. “He said, ‘you are cutting people’s heads off, sharmoota, I’m going to cut off your head and see how you will feel, you Arab b…..’”

The attacker appeared to be referencing the IS, which beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steve Sotloff. The IS claimed the men were murdered in retaliation for the united States’ involvement in Iraq.

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  • Written by Natasha Dado-New America Media
  • Category: National

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

Bell Toll Marks 13th Anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK  — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack.

Family and friends of those who died re

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  • Written by NewsOne Staff
  • Category: National

Obama Decries Domestic Violence After Rice Cut

Obama Decries Domestic Violence After Rice Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice’s termination by the Baltimore Ravens.
 
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he spoke Monday evening with Obama about Rice. The running back was let go by his team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video emerged showing him knocking his then-fiancee unconscious.

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  • Written by NewsOne Staff
  • Category: National

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

It’s Been Harder Than Obama Thought to End Our Middle East Wars

President Barack Obama has a problem. Just when he thought he was getting out of the Middle East, he keeps getting pulled back in.

After declaring the successful conclusion of two wars initiated by his predecessor, the centerpiece of his foreign policy, external events have backed the president into a proverbial corner.

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  • Written by Peniel E. Joseph-TheRoot
  • Category: National

Police short on Hispanic officers

Police short on Hispanic officers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect.
 
But an analysis by The Associated Press found that the racial gap between black police officers and the communities where they work has narrowed over the last generation, particularly in departments that once were the least diverse.

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  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN and JACK GILLUM-Associated Press
  • Category: National

Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

Rosa Parks' archive heads to Library of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.

Library officials announced Tuesday night that Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is loaning the entire collection to the world's largest library. Buffett's foundation bought the archive last month.

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  • Written by BRETT ZONGKER-Associated Press
  • Category: National

Black Women Hit Hard by Unemployment

Black Women Hit Hard by Unemployment
While unemployment rates have fallen for nearly every group of Americans after the most recent recession, there appears to be no reprieve for black women.
 
An estimated 10.6 percent of black women age 20 or older are unemployed, a figure unchanged from a year ago, International Business Times reports, citing Friday’s jobs report from the Labor Department. The overall unemployment rate for blacks in August was 11.4 percent, compared with 5.3 percent for whites and 7.5 percent for Hispanics.

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  • Written by Lynette Holloway-The Root
  • Category: National