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Eric Garner’s family to receive $4 million settlement

The payout is part of a $5.9 million wrongful death settlement approved by a Staten Island judge.

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New York Life reaches $50 billion empowerment goal in the black community

The New York Life insurance company recently hosted a panel discussion on bridging the racial wealth gap in Washington, D.C.

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7 breathing exercises to flatten your belly

Breathing is an involuntary process and we don’t need any extra effort in order to breathe, but in reality breathing simply is not enough in itself to sustain a healthy life, breathing correctly is vital to live longer, stay in a happy mood and keep away illnesses.

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North Carolina no longer thinks it's a great idea to shield drivers who hit protesters with cars

A controversial bill that would have protected drivers who plow into crowds of protesters will most likely fade away from the North Carolina legislature, a decision most certainly reached after the horrifying vehicle attack on a group of people counter-protesting Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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Texas A&M cancels ‘White Lives Matter’ protest scheduled for 9/11

Texas A&M University said in a press release on Monday that it was cancelling the “White Lives Matter” protest that had been scheduled to take place on September 11th on the campus.

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HBO defends ‘Confederate’ series after white supremacist violence

In the wake of the violence out of Virginia this weekend in which a white supremacist rammed his car into a group of counter protesters, killing one woman and injuring many others, the idea of a show about the Confederacy winning the Civil War in an America where slavery is still legal isn’t sitting well with people, even moreso than usual.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson praises Memphis progress on awarding contracts to African Americans

But city officials, CME leaders say there's still more work to do.

But city officials, CME leaders say there's still more work to do.

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COMMENTARY: After Charlottesville, I asked my dad about Selma

Over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacists held a rally that escalated into violence. An activist, a paralegal named Heather Heyer, was killed after a man drove his car into a crowd of protesters.

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Why standards are important under the Every Student Succeeds Act

Standards have always been a part of society. From standards of measurement and time to driver’s licenses, food preparation in restaurants and language, standards keep us healthy and safe and help us communicate with each other.

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Chance the Rapper donates 30,000 backpacks to school kids

Chance the Rapper was the grand marshal of the “back to school” parade in his hometown of Chicago.

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Under Armour, Intel CEOs latest to quit Trump’s advisory council

In addition to Merck, Under Armour and Intel have now left President Donald Trump‘s American Manufacturing Council in the wake of his tepid response to the violence this weekend in Charlottesville.

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Prince gets Pantone color named in his honor

The Pantone Color Institute has released a purple color in Prince‘s honor, in collaboration with the musician’s estate.

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Horror in Charlottesville

Memphians register their concerns about the tragedy and its source

Memphians register their concerns about the tragedy and its source.

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Trump names hate groups, denouncing Charlottesville violence

After withering criticism over "many sides" remark, Trump declares "racism is evil" and calls hate groups "repugnant."

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Fox News host compares racist protesters to #BlackLivesMatter

Pete Hegseth says white supremacy is comparable to the anti-police brutality movement.

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COMMENTARY: I’m empty-nesting

...Now what?

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No good guys here

Rooting for the bad guy is fun when the villainy is make-believe and the stakes aren’t real. But when we root for guys who are actually bad, our choices get complicated.

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Netflix in 'Shondaland'

Shonda Rhimes, hitmaker behind 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away With Murder' signs blockbuster deal with Netflix.

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Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisis

The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds from the show to the charity The Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

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Black leaders denounce violent Charlottesville rally

Many Black leaders are blaming President Donald Trump for encouraging bigotry.

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