Karrueche Tran (L) and Chris Brown (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
Let the relationship between Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran be an object lesson in what not to do when you break up with someone, because let’s be honest: Chris Brown terrorized this girl all over social media, and it wasn’t cute or funny in the least. A judge has granted Tran a 5-year restraining order against Brown to keep her safe.
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Diego Puma Macancela, 19. (Courtesy of the family’s lawyers at Neighbors Link)
Puma Macancela was taken to a detention facility in New Jersey. Rosa Ines Macancela Vazquez, his undocumented Ecuadoran immigrant mother who entered the United States illegally with him two years ago, is being held at Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, N.Y.
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Ebony Magazine’s March 2017 cover
What happens when Ebony Magazine promises over and over again that it’s going to pay its freelance writers ‘soon,’ but reportedly throws an expensive Super Bowl party in Houston and hosts a lavish company event in Los Angeles with money that was initially earmarked to pay said freelancers? A union steps in and tells them they need to put up or shut up.
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Lynching in America/EJI
Google and the Equal Justice Initiative launched a new website Tuesday that explores the history and legacy of racial terror in the United States, specifically during the period between the Civil War and World War II, when over 4,000 Black Americans were lynched in this country.
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The Flint City Council is considering a new short-term contract to purchase water from the Great Lakes Water Authority out of Detroit, in an agreement that will come at a 4.7 percent price increase for the water used. The agreement is imperative in order for the city to continue to receive pre-treated water for its residents and businesses.
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Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” (1962). CreditEstate of Roy Lichtenstein
Agnes Gund is an art collector who sold her prized 1962 Roy Lichtenstein “Masterpiece” for $150 million, one of the 15 highest known prices ever paid for artwork, in order to start a fund that supports criminal justice reform and seeks to reduce mass incarceration in the United States.
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OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 12: The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
All those jokes about the Golden State Warriors blowing a 3-1 series lead to lose the 2016 championship can come to an end now. In a most beautiful and poetic finish, the Warriors, who came into Monday night’s game leading the Finals series 3-1, pulled off a flawless victory and won the game with a 9 point lead, leaving no doubt that they are the champions.
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Six teenagers in Flint, Mich., are charged as adults in connection with a Facebook video showing a 16-year-old being dragged from a home and beaten by multiple people on the front lawn of the house.
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Teacher reading a book with a class of preschool children (iStock)
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 674 into law on Monday, banning out-of-school suspensions for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade throughout the state of Texas, except in cases involving drugs, weapons, or extreme violence.
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