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Whites Should Learn Our History to Understand Our Pain

When I was a very young boy, I decided that it would be fun to draw swastika images on various objects that I owned. My parents were outraged and made me remove every one. Realizing that I had no idea what I had done wrong, my dad sat me down and explained that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis had used the swastika as a symbol of their murderous party, which had perpetrated one of the most brutal, state-sponsored, inhumane schemes ever imagined against Jewish people: the Holocaust. He wanted me to understand that the mere use of that symbol created pain for Jewish people, and it could actually represent an endorsement and celebration of Nazism and anti-Semitic brutality. I never forgot what my father taught me.

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Michael Sam: What’s Next?

One agent who doesn’t represent Sam told the Post that teams that might consider signing him could include Dallas, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Tampa, New England, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Oakland, Carolina and the New York Giants. But the agent added that he viewed any of those teams signing Sam as a long shot and he thinks Sam will be re-signed to the Rams’ practice squad.

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Perkins Coie attorney killed in Friday bicycle-truck crash helped overturn Don’t Ask Don’t Tell



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11 Shot in Chicago as Labor Day Weekend Kicks Off

“Our hope and our goal is to make sure that this weekend if filled with nothing but peace, celebration and love,” Brooks said during a rally in Pioneer Court, after walking with 125 people from Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue to Tribune Tower, according to CBS.

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2nd NYPD Death Ruled Homicide

The man, Ronald Singleton, died in police custody on July 13, just four days before Eric Garner died after an officer put him in a choke hold, the report says. Garner’s death, also ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner, ignited protests across the nation about the use of excessive force by police in the black community.

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At least 6 Ferguson Cops Named in Civil Rights Suits

About 13 percent of officers with the Ferguson Police Department, including Wilson, have faced ­excessive-force investigations, the report says. In all but one of the cases, the victims were black. Among the officers involved in the cases, one is African American, the Post says.

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GUEST COLUMN: The crime is in the cover-up


We have all heard the tried-and-true phrase: “The crime is in the cover-up.” History has proven that phrase has merit, and recent examples demonstrate the proverb is still true.

Let’s explore some recent situations where business and political leaders may have yielded to the temptation of a cover-up when facing an investigation. Examining the recent missteps of others will provide insight into what you should and should not do if you or your organization are the subject of an investigation.

The first recent incident involves New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s anti-corruption commission, known as the Moreland Commission. Manhattan United States Attorney, Preet Bharara, whose office is

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The Weight of Words: New Course Tackles Writers’ Impact on Black History

Literature—regardless of how it is delivered, whether in song, sermon, novel, short story, poem or essay—has the unique ability to inform, to uplift, and to shape our opinions and worldviews.

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$40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson

The plaintiffs’ attorney, Malik Shabazz, said the suit could be broadened to include additional complainants. Tracey White, a social worker, was told she was being arrested “because she would not ‘shut up,’ ” Newsweek writes, citing court documents. Her son also was arrested, “for no reason at all.”

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Michael Sam Cut By St. Louis Rams

“It was a football decision.” With those words St. Louis Rams coach Mike Fisher announced that defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, fell short of making the 53-man roster for the team. Fisher praised Sam’s pre-season performance in which he had 11 tackles and three sacks. According to ESPN sources, the Rams would like to keep Sam on their 10-man practice squad. But he is eligible to get picked up by another team.

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