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The Baton Rouge photograph: An example of how pictures say a thousand words
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The Baton Rouge photograph: An example of how pictures say a thousand words

Sometimes, it takes one powerful image to tell a story a million words might fail to. The Baton Rouge photograph is a perfect example of that.

Shootings of black men symptomatic of racial disparities, Americans should be troubled: Obama
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Shootings of black men symptomatic of racial disparities, Americans should be troubled: Obama

US President Barack Obama has said that the fatal shootings of black men by police this week were "symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities" and all Americans should be troubled by these incidents of brutality.

Fulfilling a 106-year-old's dream: Centenarian dances with Barack Obama at the White House
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Fulfilling a 106-year-old's dream: Centenarian dances with Barack Obama at the White House

Virginia McLaurin, 106, has lived to see 18 US presidents, but the African-American centenarian fulfilled her dream of a lifetime by meeting Barack Obama — a touching encounter that quickly went viral

Michelle Obama on being the first African-American FLOTUS and race perceptions
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Michelle Obama on being the first African-American FLOTUS and race perceptions

Michelle Obama says she had to fight misperceptions due to her African-American race during the 2008 White House campaign that saw her husband become the first black president of the United States.

Disturbing video shows US cop shooting unarmed black man in South Carolina
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Disturbing video shows US cop shooting unarmed black man in South Carolina

A new video from South Carolina has shocked Americans with its depiction of a fleeing, unarmed black man being shot in the back by a white policeman. The image was so vivid that a murder charge came swiftly.

Earl Lloyd: First African-American in NBA dies at 86
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Earl Lloyd: First African-American in NBA dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website.

US remembers Martin Luther King Jr amid racial tensions over police killings
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US remembers Martin Luther King Jr amid racial tensions over police killings

Speakers honoring the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr at his spiritual home in Atlanta repeated the same message on his national holiday Monday: We've come a long way, but there's still much to be done.

Ferguson Live: Dad of unarmed black teen killed by white cop says son was 'crucified'
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Ferguson Live: Dad of unarmed black teen killed by white cop says son was 'crucified'

Ferguson Live: The case relates to the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot dead by a white police officer Darren Wilson in August in Ferguson.

Ferguson aftermath: After two nights of racial unrest, streets fall silent
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Ferguson aftermath: After two nights of racial unrest, streets fall silent

The streets of Ferguson were mostly quiet after two nights of racially charged unrest following a jury decision to clear a white cop over killing of an unarmed black teen.

Ferguson: Two FBI agents shot; link to Michael Brown's verdict 'unclear'
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Ferguson: Two FBI agents shot; link to Michael Brown's verdict 'unclear'

It was not immediately clear if the incident was linked to racially-charged unrest in and around nearby Ferguson.

Ferguson verdict: What the future holds for the embattled US city
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Ferguson verdict: What the future holds for the embattled US city

Darren Wilson spoke publicly for the first time about the confrontation, and for the second straight night crowds poured into the streets of Ferguson.

Ferguson verdict: Prosecutor faces new criticism in shooting of unarmed boy's case
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Ferguson verdict: Prosecutor faces new criticism in shooting of unarmed boy's case

Attorneys for Brown's family said from how evidence was presented to the jury to the way McCulloch delivered the news of its decision bolstered their belief that the outcome was predetermined by McCulloch.

Ferguson timeline: All you need to know about the shooting of Michael Brown
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Ferguson timeline: All you need to know about the shooting of Michael Brown

A grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks protests.

What held grand jury back from indicting Wilson in Ferguson shooting case?
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What held grand jury back from indicting Wilson in Ferguson shooting case?

Did Michael Brown, an 18-year-old teenager scare Wilson because he was Black or did Wilson simply defend himself?

Shocked by verdict, say Trayvon Martin's parents
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Shocked by verdict, say Trayvon Martin's parents

Trayvon Martin's parents made appearances on network morning shows Thursday, saying they are still shocked that jurors acquitted George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of their 17-year-old son