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Month: June 2017 (page 2 of 6)

Stabbing at Flint Airport Being Investigated as an Act of Terrorism

Montreal Police guard the front of the four storey building in Montreal on June 21, 2017, where Amor Ftouhi, who is suspected of stabbing a Michigan airport police officer, lived before traveling to the US earlier this month.
 (Photo by Julien Besset/AFP/Getty Images)

A police officer was stabbed Wednesday at the Flint, Mich., international airport, and the FBI says it is investigating the incident as a possible act of terrorism because of statements the suspect reportedly made before attacking the officer.

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Judges Rule Brendan Dassey’s Confession Was ‘Improperly Obtained’

Brendan Dassey

Brendan Dassey appears in court Monday, April 16, 2007 (AP Photo/Dan Powers, Pool)

If you watched the Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer,” you probably agree that the confession a teenage Brendan Dassey gave was coerced by police officers who took advantage of a mentally challenged boy who did not have a parent or lawyer present to help him. On Thursday, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled that the confession was improperly obtained, and the state of Wisconsin must either retry Dassey or release him from prison.

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Is SPD Underground Sanctioned By the Sacramento Police Department?

SPD Underground

SPD Underground (Facebook)

Tanya Faizon, a self-described “Abolitionist” with Black Lives Matter Sacramento, has been the repeated target of attacks on a Facebook page purported to be the “unofficial voice to the hardworking men and women of the Sacramento Police Department” in the state capital of California.

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Barack Obama Calls the New Senate Healthcare Bill Out For the Bullshit it Is

President Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Barack Obama (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama took to his official Facebook page on Thursday to criticize the new Senate healthcare bill released today, calling it “a massive transfer of wealth” to “the richest people in America,” asking the Senate to “take a step back and measure what’s really at stake.”

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Florida Education Official: Gender Wage Gap is Caused By Genetics

University of Florida

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A member of the Florida State University system Board of Governors said during a meeting Tuesday that the gender wage gap is caused by genetics, and not the systemic social and economic causes that continue to favor men over women in the workplace.

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Congressional Black Caucus: Donald Trump Doesn’t Care About Black People

Cedric Richmond

US Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana (Photo credit should read Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Cedric L. Richmond, Democratic Representative from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump declining his invitation to meet with the CBC and outlining the many reasons why the group as a whole is saying no.

First-Ever Black President of an Ivy League University to Serve as Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Ruth Simmons

Dr Ruth Simmons (Prairie View A&M University)

Dr. Ruth Simmons, who retired as the president of the Ivy League’s Brown University in 2012, has been named interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, replacing President George Wright, who announced on June 12 that he would be stepping down after 14 years to return to teaching history.

Andre Iguodala Wants Dub Nation to Calm Down About His Free Agency

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors player Andre Iguodala took to the airwaves of a Bay Area radio station Tuesday morning to calm down fans who are worried about his impending free agency that begins July 1.

Kamala Harris’ Black Music Month Playlist Broken Down By Song

Kamala Harris

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Kamala Harris, the junior Democratic U.S. Senator from California, released a Spotify playlist in honor of Black Music Month on Tuesday, featuring 50 of her favorite tracks from black artists in the fields of rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, rap, soul, pop, reggae and funk, allowing us a peek into her personality and what gets her moving.

White Liberal Tears and Racism in Seattle After Teachers Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts

Black Lives Matter

CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 25: A young boy eats a donut as he walks with demonstrators down a street outside of Bank of America Stadium before an NFL football game between the Charlotte Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings September 25, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Last October, teachers in the Seattle Public Schools district planned a Black Lives Matter in the Seattle Public Schools event that consisted of wearing t-shirts with the slogan printed on them, despite the fact that a similar effort at Seattle’s John Muir Elementary in September was met with criticism, hate mail and threats of violence.

Kevin Durant to Opt-Out of Player Option, Re-Sign With Golden State

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant is reportedly planning to opt-out of his player option with the Golden State Warriors for the 2017-2018 season and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he will still sign and stay on with the team that he won his first ever NBA championship with.

Supreme Court Ruling on Trademarks Means Redskins Will Likely Keep Their Offensive Name

The Slants

Members of the Asian-American rock band “The Slants” (Anthony Pidgeon/Getty Images)

The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the government cannot refuse to register a trademark because some may find the trademarked words offensive, saying that the disparagement clause of the copyright law is not an anti-discrimination clause, but rather a “happy-talk” clause.

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