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Black woman left topless as Alabama police throw her to floor in Waffle House arrest (VIDEO)

A video of police officers exposing a woman’s breasts as they brutally arrested her in a Waffle House in Saraland, Alabama, has been widely shared on social media. The Saraland Police Department is now looking into the case. Police launched an internal inquiry into the arrest of 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons in the middle of the local Waffle House on Sunday ...

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Crude mood: Hedge funds bullish on oil as analysts expect black gold to surge to $80

Commodity funds are currently attracting investments at the fastest pace in more than a year as geopolitical concerns are boosting oil prices to the highest levels since 2014. Prices for WTI crude are set to exceed $ 80 per barrel from the current $ 68 in the nearest future, according to analysts at Westbeck Capital Management and Commodities World Capital, ...

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South Africa may enforce law on black ownership of mines

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has filed an application reportedly seeking to make the country’s laws on black ownership of mines stricter, by making black-owned stakes permanent. Under the current legislation in the country’s mining charter, white owners of mining companies are obliged to sell at least 26 percent of their companies to new black owners. Read more However, ...

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Protests shut down Philadelphia Starbucks over arrests of black men

Protesters have taken over a Starbucks in Philadelphia to protest the arrest of two black men that were accused of trespassing at the coffee chain’s outlet last week. Video showing the arrest of the two men went viral on Thursday after the store’s manager called police because the pair were sitting in the store without ordering anything. The two said ...

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Starbucks apologizes for coffee shop arrest of two black men (VIDEO)

Following accusations of racial profiling, the CEO of Starbucks has promised to personally meet two men arrested at one of the coffee giant’s stores for a “face-to-face apology.” Kevin Johnson, who has been in the top job a year, apologized on Sunday after two men were reportedly escorted from a Starbucks café by police in Philadelphia. According to eyewitness Melissa ...

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'Trump boxed himself into a corner with incendiary tweets before Syria strike' – Senator Black

Friday’s attack on Syria was a face-lifting move by Donald Trump after he boasted about his missiles on Twitter, Virginia Senator Richard Black said. He told RT that Trump would not have won Congress’ approval had he asked for it. Trump chose to bypass the Congress, drawing the ire of some within his own Republican party, because he had next ...

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‘His life matters’: Protests sweep Sacramento after police fatally shoot unarmed black man

Huge protests have gripped Sacramento after a video of police fatally shooting an unarmed black man was released. The distressing footage which quickly went viral showed the moment officers mistook the man’s cell phone for a gun. Demonstrators filled the streets of California’s capital on Thursday evening.  They were heard chanting “It’s not a gun, it’s a phone.” READ MORE: ‘Gun, ...

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Russian astronomers devote newly-discovered black hole to Stephen Hawking

Russian astronomers have discovered a newborn black hole in the Ophiuchus constellation and have dedicated it to renowned English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who devoted his entire life to the study of our universe. Two days after the sad passing of professor Hawking, Russian scientists from the Moscow State University observed a “gamma-ray burst” in the Ophiuchus constellation, which was ...

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FBI stalked Black Lives Matter activists, redacted documents show

The FBI snooped on Black Lives Matter protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, newly released files suggest. It went beyond online surveillance and was justified by claims that a direct action protest was planned by known troublemakers. Heavily-redacted FBI documents published by the Intercept on Monday show that agents alerted Monsanto, the agrochemicals and genetic engineering giant, to a protest planned outside the ...

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Twitter is now specifically focusing on increasing black, Latinx and female representation

Twitter met or surpassed many of the diversity and inclusion goals it set for itself for 2017, the company announced today. Twitter is now 38.4 percent female, compared to 37 percent in 2016. Regarding underrepresented minorities at Twitter, representation increased from 11 percent in 2016 to 12.5 percent in 2017. Though, Twitter’s process for defining URMs is to include people who ...

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