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Arkansas House passes its own “religious freedom” bill

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The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a “religious freedom” bill similar to the controversial measure in Indiana. The bill now heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk for signing into law.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 4:12 am

Posted in CBSNews.com

In Baltimore, The Revolution Was Not Televised, But It Was Effective

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We may think the revolution was in fact televised, but the cameras seemed more interested in rioting, vandalism, the burning of cars and buildings and a well-meaning mom doing what mothers do: smacking her kid upside the head.

With the news that all six officers involved in the case have been given multiple charges from negligence to second-degree murder, the focus has now been placed on where it always should have been: on the death of Freddie Gray and the cops at whose hands he died.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 4:09 am

Posted in NewsOne.com

Report: Extremists emboldened after Nevada ranch standoff

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Far right wing extremists have been emboldened by the standoff earlier this year between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, according to a study released Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 4:07 am

Posted in CBSNews.com

Other officers’ conduct under scrutiny in S.C. shooting

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As a now-fired North Charleston police officer sits behind bars, facing murder charges for shooting a fleeing suspect in the back, South Carolina law enforcement officials told CBS News the conduct of other police personnel is also being investigated.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 4:04 am

Posted in CBSNews.com

After critical DOJ findings, Ferguson fires police employee

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Mayor James Knowles said one police department employee was fired and two others placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into racially disparaging e-mails discovered in a Justice Department investigation.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 4:01 am

Posted in CBSNews.com

Don’t Act Brand New! “Coon Songs” Have A Long History In This Country

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Everybody digs “Empire,” but if there was ever a time we needed “Soul Train” back in our lives, it’s now.

By now the fallout from the video of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting about “n*****s” never getting in and hanging people from trees has spread far enough that it’s become the talk of classrooms, dinner tables, water coolers and for damn sure newsrooms.

Still, it’s puzzling as to why everybody seems to be behaving like those SAE members were the first to commit this sin.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 3:57 am

Posted in NewsOne.com

Ad criticizing NFL over domestic abuse to run during Super Bowl

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A controversial ad is set for airing during the Sunday broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX that not only focuses on what they say are the NFL’s failures to properly address domestic violence, but also calls for the resignation of commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 6, 2015 at 3:54 am

Posted in CBSNews.com