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    Promoter Arrested after Shooting Involving Hip-Hop Star Fetty Wap

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A hip-hop promoter was charged Monday with pistol whipping someone during an altercation that included a shooting involving hip-hop star...

    Suspect Says He Would Rather Have Killed Younger Black Man

    NEW YORK (AP) — A White Army veteran accused of killing a 66-year-old Black stranger in a racial attack in New York City says...

    Arkansas Inmates Make Longshot Bid to Avoid Double Execution

    VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a...

    Police: Mom Beat, Choked Girl over Incorrect Bible Verses

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of their house for incorrectly reciting...

    “5th-Grader ‘Sold’ In Mock Slave Auction At New Jersey School”

    A New Jersey school is coming under fire after an elementary school class held a mock slave auction. Fifth-graders at Jefferson School in Maplewood held...

    Dylann Roof’s Friend Gets over 2 Years for Hindering FBI

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — During a night of vodka, cocaine, marijuana and video games, Joey Meek listened as a childhood buddy confided that he...

    Wyclef Jean Says He Was Mistaken for Robbery Suspect

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean said he was handcuffed and "treated like a criminal" when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies mistook...

    Dylann Roof’s Friend is Going to Prison for Lying to FBI

    The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plan to massacre worshippers at a historically black South Carolina church is about to...

    University of Md. Again Targeted by Racist Flyers

    Racist flyers were recently found on the University of Maryland College Park campus, the third such incident in three months at the institution and...

    S.C. Library Named after Charleston Church Massacre Victim: Defaced with Racist Graffiti

    A South Carolina library named after a victim of the 2015 Charleston church massacre has been defaced with racial slurs. According to news reports, staff...

    11-Year-Old Launches Book Club Aimed at African-American Children

    An 11-year-old African-American boy has launched a book club to celebrate Black literature and encourage his peers to read. Sidney Keys III said he started his...

    New Evidence in Michael Brown Case Raises New Questions, Protests

    Protestors have once again returned to the store where Michael Brown spent some of his last moments before his fatal two-minute encounter with a...