FBI Investigating Bombing Outside NAACP Office in Colorado

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The FBI and Colorado Springs Police Department are currently investigating the deliberate bombing of the Colorado Springs, Colorado chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday. The homemade bomb exploded outside the office at around 10:45 am. According a report by the Los Angeles Times, local community leaders believe the bombing to be …

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Woman Reportedly Jumps to Death at Stamford Mall

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Police are currently investigating the apparent suicide of a 25 year old New Canaan woman, who fell seven stories to her death at a Stamford mall. The woman reportedly leapt off of an escalator between the seventh and ninth floors at the Stamford Town Center. According to NBC Connecticut, Stamford police …

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Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency in Ferguson

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Governor Jay Nixon  has declared a state of emergency in the state of Missouri and has the National Guard on standby, in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision regarding slain unarmed teenager Michael Brown. While some residents and demonstrators in Ferguson believe the governor’s declaration will exacerbate tensions and deemed …

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Commentary: Eric Garner, Police Brutality and Understanding Your Rights

By Darcwonn (Intersection of Madness & Reality & Chocolate Covered Lies) *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. So, my news feeds have been ablaze with the story about Eric Garner. He died because he was put in a choke hold …

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Study: Black Women Face Evictions at a Higher Rate

According to a report in the Washington Post by Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at Harvard University, black women are evicted from their homes more often than other groups. Desmond — who has done extensive research on eviction and the lives of Americans suffering from poverty and who conducted the …

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HUD, Connecticut City, and Housing Authority Reach Agreement in Housing Discrimination Suit

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached agreements with the city of Ansonia, CT, and the Ansonia Housing Authority (AHA) in New Haven County, settling allegations that the city and the housing authority discriminated against African Americans, Hispanics, and families with children …

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Hartford House Delegation Scores Funding For City In State Budget

The Hartford delegation to the State House recently announced that the City of Hartford has benefited from state grants from the Bond Commission and funding in a recently passed state budget. “The delegation has been working tirelessly to get increases in both PILOT and education funding for the City,” said Rep. Matthew Ritter (D-Hartford). …

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Advances in Cyberbullying: Westport School Officials Ban Two Social Media Apps

As this social media age continues to thrive and gravitate towards new areas of communication, the advent of social networking apps continue to emerge. High school and college students are at the forefront of many social networking sites and are utilizing apps to communicate with each other in a myriad …

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Abducted Nigerian School Girls Still Captive, Mothers to Hold Million Woman March

The 200+ Nigerian school girls abducted from a rural boarding school in the north-eastern town of Chibok, remain missing (for two weeks now) and the outlook looks grim. Several victims were, reportedly, able to escape however, the girls’ fathers launched an independent search in a remote forest to find those daughters who …

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Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and Racism in Sports

by Darcwonn (of ChocolateCoveredLies.com) – for Intersection of Madness & Reality   **Editor’s Note: Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has been banned from the NBA for life and fined the maximum fine for his racist remarks. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine while renouncing …

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