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What I Learned From Writing Race Manners
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/race_manners_wrap_up_what_i_learned.html

There’s no question from a reader this time. Just the bittersweet news that this is my last week at The Root and the final installment of Race Manners.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/race_manners_wrap_up_what_i_learned.html
Jenée Desmond-Harris
2014-09-17T07:00:00Z
After a year and a half answering questions about the ethics and etiquette of racial interactions in a changing America, there’s still a lot more where this column came from.
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Jenee Desmond-Harris
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/race_manners_wrap_up_what_i_learned.html

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Jenée Desmond-Harris

Watch: NYC Police Officer Kicks Street Vendor During Altercation
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/watch_ny_police_officer_kicks_street_vendor_during_altercation.html

A New York City police officer has been placed on leave following the beating of a street vendor that was caught on camera, reports Colorlines.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:36:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/watch_ny_police_officer_kicks_street_vendor_during_altercation.html
Diamond Sharp
2014-09-18T18:36:00Z
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton told the media after seeing the video that the unnamed officer had been suspended and relieved of his police duties.
Culture
Watch: NYC Police Officer Kicks Street Vendor During Altercation  
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Diamond Sharp
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/watch_ny_police_officer_kicks_street_vendor_during_altercation.html

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Jonathan Daza and NYPD officers involved in an incident after police asked vendors to leave on Sept. 14, 2014, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Arizona Cardinals Running Back Broke Wife’s Nose, Hit Son With Shoe: Report
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/arizona_cardinals_running_back_broke_wife_s_nose_hit_son_with_shoe_report.html

Details are surfacing as to what actually took place on the two July nights in question that led to Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer’s arrest Wednesday.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:56:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/arizona_cardinals_running_back_broke_wife_s_nose_hit_son_with_shoe_report.html
Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
2014-09-18T16:56:00Z
A police report obtained by ESPN alleges that Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was involved in two domestic disputes with his wife that included her nose getting broken.
Culture
Arizona Cardinals Running Back Broke Wife’s Nose, Hit Son With Shoe: Report
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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/arizona_cardinals_running_back_broke_wife_s_nose_hit_son_with_shoe_report.html

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Running back Jonathan Dwyer, No. 20 of the Arizona Cardinals, scores a touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Giants during a game at MetLife Stadium Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Wrongly Convicted Texas Inmate Who Died in Prison Gets Statue
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/wrongly_convicted_texas_inmate_who_died_in_prison_gets_statue.html <p>Tim Cole’s name may not ring a bell to the everyday person, but his story is an inspiring, albeit heartbreaking, one of a man who stood by his honor, even when grappling with a broken justice system.</p>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:44:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/wrongly_convicted_texas_inmate_who_died_in_prison_gets_statue.html
Breanna Edwards
2014-09-18T16:44:00Z
Tim Cole, who died in prison in 1999 after being found guilty of a rape he did not commit, was honored with a bronze statue at Tim Cole Memorial Park near Texas Tech University.
Culture
Wrongly Convicted Texas Inmate Who Died in Prison Gets Statue
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Breanna Edwards
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/wrongly_convicted_texas_inmate_who_died_in_prison_gets_statue.html

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Statue of Tim Cole&nbsp;

Report: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has Testified Before Grand Jury
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/ferguson_police_officer_darren_wilson_testified_before_grand_jury.html <p>Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer responsible for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, has reportedly testified in front of a grand jury.</p>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:56:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/ferguson_police_officer_darren_wilson_testified_before_grand_jury.html
Diamond Sharp
2014-09-18T15:56:00Z
The panel will decide whether to bring charges against Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Culture
Report: Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Has Testified Before Grand Jury
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Diamond Sharp
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/ferguson_police_officer_darren_wilson_testified_before_grand_jury.html

Texas Executes Woman Found Guilty of Torturing 9-Year-Old to Death

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/texas_executes_woman_found_guilty_of_torturing_9_year_old_to_death.html

On Wednesday Texas executed Lisa Coleman, making her the 15th woman in the U.S. to be put to death since the Supreme Court decision in 1976 allowing the death penalty to resume.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:17:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/texas_executes_woman_found_guilty_of_torturing_9_year_old_to_death.html
Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
2014-09-18T15:17:00Z
On Wednesday Lisa Coleman was put to death, making her the 15th woman to be executed since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
Culture
Texas Executes Woman Found Guilty of Torturing 9-Year-Old to Death
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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/texas_executes_woman_found_guilty_of_torturing_9_year_old_to_death.html
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Lisa Coleman

Arizona Cardinals Running Back Arrested in Domestic Assault
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/arizona_cardinals_running_back_arrested_for_domestic_assault.html <p>It is safe to say that the NFL has a serious problem on its hands, with another football player being charged with aggravated assault and deactivated from all team activities.</p>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:19:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/arizona_cardinals_running_back_arrested_for_domestic_assault.html
Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
2014-09-18T12:19:00Z
Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday and charged with aggravated assault, with police documents alleging that he was involved in an incident concerning a 27-year-old woman and their 18-month-old child.
Culture
Arizona Cardinals Running Back Arrested in Domestic Assault&nbsp;
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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/arizona_cardinals_running_back_arrested_for_domestic_assault.html

Ron Antonelli/Getty Images

Running back Jonathan Dwyer, No. 20 of the Arizona Cardinals, carries the ball against the New York Giants during a game at MetLife Stadium Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Local Wis. GOP Candidate Withdraws From Race Over Racist, Homophobic Social Media Messages
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/local_wisc_gop_candidate_withdraws_from_race_over_racist_homophobic_social.html

One Wisconsin Republican’s past has caught up with him in a horrible way, and he has dropped out of the race for a state Assembly seat after admitting to using racist and homophobic slurs in social media messages, acccording to Talking Points Memo.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:57:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/local_wisc_gop_candidate_withdraws_from_race_over_racist_homophobic_social.html
Breanna Edwards
2014-09-18T11:57:00Z
Nineteen-year-old Jacob Dorsey, who had his eyes set on a seat in the state Assembly, wrote messages on social media peppered with terms such as “f–s” and “n–ger.”
Culture
Local Wis. GOP Candidate Withdraws From Race Over Racist, Homophobic Social Media Messages
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Breanna Edwards
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/local_wisc_gop_candidate_withdraws_from_race_over_racist_homophobic_social.html

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Jacob Dorsey

Jesse Jackson Chides the NFL for Hiring an All-White Team of Domestic Violence Advisers
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/jesse_jackson_chides_the_nfl_for_hiring_an_all_white_team_of_domestic_violence.html

It’s nice that the NFL hired outside consultants to advise the league on its policies regarding players who are involved in domestic violence incidents, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson believes it is incredibly inappropriate that all of the consultants are white, Al-Jazeera reports.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:37:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/jesse_jackson_chides_the_nfl_for_hiring_an_all_white_team_of_domestic_violence.html
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
2014-09-18T11:37:00Z
Hiring three white women to advise a league made up of predominantly African-American players doesn’t make sense to the civil rights icon.
Culture
Jesse Jackson Chides the NFL for Hiring an All-White Team of Domestic Violence Advisers&nbsp;
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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/jesse_jackson_chides_the_nfl_for_hiring_an_all_white_team_of_domestic_violence.html

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson in 2012

12 Life Lessons We Learned From Cliff Huxtable
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/_the_cosby_show_30th_anniversary_12_life_lessons_from_cliff_huxtable.html <p>Cliff Huxtable is one of the most famous dads in television history. We loved the way he oh so lovingly interacted with his wife and how he doled out advice to his kids—in his own funny and quick-witted manner.</p>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:20 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/_the_cosby_show_30th_anniversary_12_life_lessons_from_cliff_huxtable.html
Erin E. Evans
2014-09-18T07:00:20Z
Thirty years after its debut, <em>The Cosby Show </em>still has plenty of teachable moments.
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Erin E. Evans
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Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theo in <em>The Cosby Show</em>

Why More Black Americans Should Run for Elected Office
http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/09/we_need_higher_turnout_and_more_black_candidates.html

On Labor Day in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama gave a rousing speech to supporters in which he accused Republicans of playing political games instead of helping American families. When the crowd started to boo, the president leaned on a quip from his 2012 re-election campaign: “Don’t boo. Vote!
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:05 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/09/we_need_higher_turnout_and_more_black_candidates.html
Theodore R. Johnson III
2014-09-18T07:00:05Z

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Why More Black Americans Should Run for Elected Office
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Theodore R. Johnson III
http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/09/we_need_higher_turnout_and_more_black_candidates.html

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President Barack Obama speaks during a Labor Day campaign event Sept. 3, 2012, at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio.

4 Black People Receive the MacArthur “Genius” Grant
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/_4_black_people_named_as_recipients_of_the_2014_macarthur_fellowship.html <p>Four black Americans will be among those receiving a no-strings-attached, $625,000 stipend—paid out in installments over the next five years—to keep doing what they do best: being geniuses.</p>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/_4_black_people_named_as_recipients_of_the_2014_macarthur_fellowship.html
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
2014-09-18T07:00:00Z
A social psychologist, an artist, a jazz composer and a poet will receive a $625,000, no-strings-attached stipend.
Culture
4 Black People Receive the MacArthur “Genius” Grant
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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/_4_black_people_named_as_recipients_of_the_2014_macarthur_fellowship.html

Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
MacArthur 2014 “genius” grant recipients Jennifer Eberhardt, Terrance Hayes, Steve Coleman and Rick Lowe

Chris Brown’s New Album Is a Trip Inside the Mind of an Abuser
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/chris_brown_s_new_album_a_trip_inside_the_mind_of_an_abuser.html <p><em>Why are my hands bleeding? I think I know why/<br /> I’ve been holding on/To the words from your every lie.</em></p>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:07:11 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/chris_brown_s_new_album_a_trip_inside_the_mind_of_an_abuser.html
Terron Moore
2014-09-17T18:07:11Z
In the country’s worst week for domestic violence and black men, the pop star’s latest album does him no favors.
Culture
Chris Brown’s New Album Is a Trip Inside the Mind of an Abuser
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Terron Moore
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/chris_brown_s_new_album_a_trip_inside_the_mind_of_an_abuser.html

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Chris Brown

NJ High School Football Players Subjected to Racist Prank, Team Claims
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/nj_high_school_football_players_subjected_to_racist_taunts_team_claims.html

It was an alleged prank that drove some New Jersey high school football players to tears. Someone kept on shoving bananas into the locker room where they were preparing for their match, a gesture that prompted an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, CBS 2 reports. 
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:54:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/nj_high_school_football_players_subjected_to_racist_taunts_team_claims.html
Breanna Edwards
2014-09-17T17:54:00Z
An unidentified member of another team repeatedly put bananas through a doorknob hole that separated the two teams’ locker rooms.
Culture
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Breanna Edwards
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/nj_high_school_football_players_subjected_to_racist_taunts_team_claims.html

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New Photos Show Django Actress Who Claimed Police Harassment Reportedly Engaged in Lewd Acts
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/new_photos_show_django_actress_who_claimed_police_harassment_reportedly.html

Holes could be appearing in Django Unchained  actress Danielle Watts’ story that the Los Angeles Police Department harassed and embarrassed her just because she was kissing her white boyfriend, Brian Lucas, in a car.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:29:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/new_photos_show_django_actress_who_claimed_police_harassment_reportedly.html
Breanna Edwards
2014-09-17T15:29:00Z
As Danielle Watts’ story of harassment at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department continues to make the rounds, entertainment site TMZ has released some questionable photos that may throw a wrench in the actress’s account.
Culture
New Photos Show
Django  Actress Who Claimed Police Harassment Reportedly Engaged in Lewd Acts
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Breanna Edwards
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/new_photos_show_django_actress_who_claimed_police_harassment_reportedly.html
BRIAN JAMES LUCAS via Facebook
Dani&egrave;le Watts with a Los Angeles police officer on Sept. 11, 2014, when she says she was unjustly harassed

US Will Send 3,000 Military Officers to West Africa to Slow Ebola Catastrophe
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/us_will_send_3_000_military_officers_and_medical_resources_to_west_africa.html <p>The World Health Organization and the United Nations sent out the equivalent of an emergency distress signal Tuesday after reports that the number of people in West Africa infected with the Ebola virus now nears 5,000. More than 2,400 people have died from the disease, the <a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/17/world/africa/ebola-fight-needs-more-money-un-says.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;version=HpSum&amp;module=first-column-region&amp;region=top-news&amp;WT.nav=top-news”>New York Times</a> reports. What’s even more alarming is that half of the new&nbsp;infections and deaths occurred within the past three weeks—which suggests the outbreak is getting worse.</p>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:59:43 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/us_will_send_3_000_military_officers_and_medical_resources_to_west_africa.html
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
2014-09-17T14:59:43Z
The World Health Organization and the United Nations sent out&nbsp;the equivalent of an emergency distress signal Tuesday to stress just how much of a humanitarian crisis the Ebola outbreak is becoming. President Barack Obama is responding in kind.
Culture
US Will Send 3,000 Military Officers to West Africa to Slow Ebola Catastrophe&nbsp;
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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/us_will_send_3_000_military_officers_and_medical_resources_to_west_africa.html
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President Barack Obama speaks following meetings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlanta.&nbsp;

Smart Students From Low-Income Families Lock Down 4-Year, Tuition-Free Rides
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/questbridge_helps_smart_students_from_poor_families_lock_down_4_year_tuition.html <p>There’s an ascending player in the cluster of&nbsp;nonprofit organizations that&nbsp;help&nbsp;high-achieving students from low-income families get&nbsp;into&nbsp;the best&nbsp;colleges in the nation, and it’s employing&nbsp;a simple&nbsp;strategy to&nbsp;entice&nbsp;qualified students: If you get into the school of your choice, you get to go for free, the <a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/upshot/a-national-admissions-office-for-low-income-strivers.html?hp&amp;action=click&amp;pgtype=Homepage&amp;version=LargeMediaHeadlineSum&amp;module=photo-spot-region%C2%AEion=top-news&amp;WT.nav=top-news&amp;_r=0&amp;abt=0002&amp;abg=0″>New York Times</a> reports.</p>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:24:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/questbridge_helps_smart_students_from_poor_families_lock_down_4_year_tuition.html
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
2014-09-17T12:24:00Z
An emerging nonprofit organization has gotten some of the nation’s best colleges and universities to dish out four-year, tuition-free scholarships to the country’s brightest and poorest kids.
Culture
Smart Students From Low-Income Families Lock Down 4-Year, Tuition-Free Rides&nbsp;
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http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/questbridge_helps_smart_students_from_poor_families_lock_down_4_year_tuition.html
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High school students attend a college and career convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Dec. 8, 2010, in Los Angeles.

Minnesota Vikings Ban Adrian Peterson From All Team Activities&nbsp;
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/minnesota_vikings_ban_adrian_peterson_from_all_team_activities.html

After a second allegation of child abuse and heavy criticism from fans, the Minnesota Vikings announced early Wednesday morning that running back Adrian Peterson has been barred from all team activities and has been placed on the “NFL’s exempt/commissioner’s permission list until his child-abuse case is resolved,” ESPN reports.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:09:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/minnesota_vikings_ban_adrian_peterson_from_all_team_activities.html
Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
2014-09-17T12:09:00Z
With a second allegation of child abuse surfacing, the Vikings owners have decided to bar their star running back until the accusations are settled, a move that could mean Peterson is out for the rest of the year.
Culture
Minnesota Vikings Ban Adrian Peterson From All Team Activities&nbsp;
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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/minnesota_vikings_ban_adrian_peterson_from_all_team_activities.html
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Adrian Peterson attends the Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo Welcome to New York Red, White and Black Super Bowl Party at WIP on Jan. 29, 2014, in New York City.

Police Arrest Man Wanted in Death of 3-Year-Old
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/prince_george_s_county_police_arrest_man_wanted_in_the_death_of_3_year_old.html <p>A monthlong manhunt came to an end after Prince George’s County, Md., police nabbed the man wanted in the killing of a 3-year-old Washington, D.C., girl, <a href=”http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Man-Wanted-in-Death-of-3-Year-Old-Girl-Arrested-275275711.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DCBrand”>NBC Washington reports.</a></p>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:28:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/prince_george_s_county_police_arrest_man_wanted_in_the_death_of_3_year_old.html
Breanna Edwards
2014-09-17T11:28:00Z
Davon “Dro” Wallace—wanted in the death of Knijah Amore Bibb, who died after a bullet struck her while she was in a Washington, D.C., home—had been on the run for more than a month.
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Police Arrest Man Wanted in Death of 3-Year-Old&nbsp;
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Breanna Edwards
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How Africans Could Determine the Fate of Scottish Independence
http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/09/how_africans_could_determine_the_fate_of_scottish_independence.html

This Thursday, 4 million people in Scotland will vote in a referendum on whether to end its 307-year political union with England. Final opinion polls show the result on a knife edge, with a remarkable 97 percent of the electorate registered to vote.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:50 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/09/how_africans_could_determine_the_fate_of_scottish_independence.html
Steven J. Niven
2014-09-17T07:00:50Z
The Afro-Scottish population strongly favors severing Scottish ties with England and carries a sizable voting bloc in this week’s election.
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How Africans Could Determine the Fate of Scottish Independence
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Steven J. Niven
http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/09/how_africans_could_determine_the_fate_of_scottish_independence.html
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Pro-union (center) and pro-independence campaigners jostle for space during a pro-independence rally in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept. 12, 2014.

Beyond the Lights Opens Urbanworld Film Festival
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/beyond_the_lights_opens_urbanworld_film_festival.html

It’s been 14 years since Love & Basketball came out, starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. Now the writer-director behind that seminal film finally has another love story hitting the big screen. Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Beyond the Lights makes its U.S. premiere Thursday in New York City at the Urbanworld Film Festival.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:35 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/beyond_the_lights_opens_urbanworld_film_festival.html
Julie Walker
2014-09-17T07:00:35Z
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s new love story comes 14 years after her breakthrough classic, Love & Basketball.
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Julie Walker
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Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, actor Nate Parker and writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 7, 2014

When Black Men Mess Up, Do We All Feel the Shame?
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/black_men_messing_up_do_we_all_feel_the_shame.html

Let’s all keep it 100: The past week of black-man antics hit us like a brick to the face. All the big trending copy, breaking news and talk show leads morphed into onehellacious week of brothers just messing up. Overnight, it felt as if we became poster kids and ad campaigns for some of the most egregious sins on the planet.

 
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:20 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/black_men_messing_up_do_we_all_feel_the_shame.html
Charles D. Ellison
2014-09-17T07:00:20Z
It’s the week the brothers made headlines for their egregious behavior—and too many of us are feeling a collective sense of shame and embarrassment.
Culture
When Black Men Mess Up, Do We All Feel the Shame?
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Charles D. Ellison
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/black_men_messing_up_do_we_all_feel_the_shame.html
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Ray Rice, then of the Baltimore Ravens, sits on the bench against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of their preseason game at AT&amp;T Stadium Aug. 16, 2014. in Arlington, Texas.

Ferguson Grand Jury Has Until January to Decide Whether to Charge Officer
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/ferguson_grand_jury_given_until_january_to_decide_whether_to_charge_officer.html <p>The grand jury convened in the case of the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has been given an extension until Jan. 7 to decide whether to bring charges against police Officer Darren Wilson, according to <a href=”http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/grand-jury-now-has-until-january-to-decide-whether-to/article_aa4111fc-2952-54c9-8316-76c4867dea48.html”>the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a>.&nbsp;</p>
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:43:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/ferguson_grand_jury_given_until_january_to_decide_whether_to_charge_officer.html
Diamond Sharp
2014-09-16T18:43:00Z
The jury will decide whether to bring charges against Darren Wilson by Jan. 7.
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On Sept. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., more than a month after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, a memorial remains in the middle of the road where he died after being shot by Officer Darren Wilson.

Officer Who Fatally Shot Rekia Boyd to Stand Trial
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The Chicago police detective responsible for the death of Rekia Boyd is set to stand trial next month, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:07:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/officer_who_fatally_shot_rekia_boyd_to_stand_trial.html
Diamond Sharp
2014-09-16T18:07:00Z
Dante Servin, the officer charged in the shooting, will stand trial in October.
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Rekia Boyd

Watch: SC Sheriff’s Deputy Uses Taser Twice on Handcuffed Man
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A Richland County, S.C., sheriff’s deputy has been caught on video using his Taser twice on a handcuffed individual, The State reports. According to the news site, the video, which was posted to YouTube, has been turned over to Internal Affairs for investigation.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:14:00 GMT http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/09/watch_s_c_sheriff_s_deputy_use_taser_twice_on_handcuffed_man.html
Breanna Edwards
2014-09-16T17:14:00Z
A Sheriff’s Department spokesman has identified the handcuffed man as 25-year-old Charles James Lang Jr., but the identity of the deputy involved remains unknown.
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Charles James Lang Jr. lies on the ground after being tased by the unidentified deputy.

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