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Black lives matter, Charlotte, Keith Scott, News, North Carolina, police killings, Police Shootings -

Keith Scott suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen, according to results released from an independent autopsy conducted for his family.

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2016 Elections, All Day, All Day Podcast, Charlotte, Daily Dose, Keith Lamont Scott, NFL, North Carolina -

Another podcast episode in the books, kiddos. This week we talked about Luke Cage, Kim Kardashian’s scary robbery and talked with colleague Michael Fletcher about Loretta Lynch working with the Dallas Cowboys. Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate was like watching two dads argue passive aggressively at the community cookout. Democratic nominee Tim Kaine got flustered […]

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Charlotte, Get Lifted, North Carolina, Zianna Oliphant -

When 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant delivered an emotional speech at a Charlotte City Council meeting in North Carolina last Monday, she didn’t know she would receive national attention. She tearfully spoke out against violence and made an emotional call for help. Several people addressed the council before Oliphant calling for police resignations. Meanwhile, Oliphant was preparing […]

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Charlotte, CIAA, House Bill 2, NCAA, North Carolina -

Time, apparently, was on the side of the men’s and women’s basketball championships of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). The oldest African-American athletic league announced Friday that its wildly popular CIAA tournament would remain in Charlotte, North Carolina, for 2017, but that eight other league events would be relocated out of North Carolina because […]

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Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte, NFL, North Carolina -

It was Cam Newton’s strongest fashion statement yet – and one that needed no explanation. Known for his bold postgame outfits, the Carolina Panthers’ stylish superstar quarterback made news before last week’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. By wearing a warm-up shirt adorned with a Martin Luther King Jr. quote – “Injustice anywhere is a […]

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Charlotte, HBCU Basketball, House Bill 2, MEAC, North Carolina -

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will decide this week whether its popular men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be moved to another city or whether they will remain in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they have been held for the past six years. A news conference announcing the decision – prompted by North Carolina’s controversial […]

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Charlotte, Commentary, House Bill 2, North Carolina, Protest -

If you told me a year ago — maybe even a few months ago — that my city would be on the front page of the New York Times, or lead the A-Block on Good Morning America, I would have been ecstatic. Believe it or not, back then was a promising time for Charlotte, North […]

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All Day, Charlotte, Colin Kaepernick, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Keith Lamont Scott, LeBron James, Lester Holt, NBA, North Carolina -

I’ll be in New York City for most of the week, so for your purposes, imagine that I’m writing this from a lovely abode in Queens, not the Starbucks that I’m currently sitting in with a guy clipping his nails next to me. So, that happened. On Monday night, the first presidential debate went down […]

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Black lives matter, Charlotte, Keith Scott, News, North Carolina, Opinion, Pat McCrory, Police Brutality, Politics -

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory held a press conference and removed any doubt that he cares little to nothing about black people. He disrespected and dismissed us openly, and he needs to go. At his press briefing on Friday afternoon, Gov. McCrory addressed the issues affecting his state that are most on the minds of […]

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Alma Adams, Alton Sterling, Charlotte, Keith Ellison, Keith Lamont Scott, Maxine Waters, North Carolina, Philando Castile, Police Shootings, Social Activism, Terence Crutcher -

Killings. Protests. Conversations. More killings. More protests. More conversation. There is no cure for this infectious trifecta that continues its extending road to nowhere while its symptoms become harder and harder to treat. Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015 alone. The numbers in 2016 continue to grow. Now, community leaders are […]

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, Charlotte, Keith Lamont Scott, North Carolina, Police Shootings, Social Activism, Terence Crutcher -

In the wake of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday — and the way the city erupted as a result — Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts called for video footage of the killing to be released. “I do believe the video should be released,” Roberts said at a news […]

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Black Lives Matter, Charlotte, Commentary, North Carolina, Police Misconduct -

This essay is by Shaunte Southern, a sergeant in Gaston County, North Carolina, just 20 miles outside of Charlotte, who expresses to The Undefeated’s Mark W. Wright that he believes inherent fear and distrust can be traced back to slavery. To be honest with you, I think that African-American males are treated differently by law […]

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Black lives matter, Charlotte, Keith Lamont Scott, News, Police Shootings, Rakeyia Scott -

A cellphone video filmed by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott has been released, capturing the moments that led up to Charlotte police fatally shooting him.

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, Charlotte, North Carolina, Richard Sherman, Social Activism, Willie Cauley-Stein -

I participated in the National Press Club’s Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee on Wednesday night. The rules were, if you get two wrong, you’re out. Last year, I got third place. This year, I had a tad more fun with it. Things aren’t getting any better in Charlotte. Protests on Wednesday night turned violent and […]

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, Cam Newton, Charlotte, Keith Lamont Scott, North Carolina, Police Shootings, Social Activism, Terence Crutcher -

On the evening news, none of the TV stations in Charlotte, North Carolina, cut into coverage. By the 11 p.m. shows, it was all they reported on. On Tuesday afternoon, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte police while they were searching for a different person, who was wanted on outstanding warrants. The […]

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Atlanta, baltimore, Charlotte, Culture, d.c., Local, Miami, National, News, norfolk, raleigh, Richmond, san antonio, virginia beach, Washington -

For Blacks, the unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in December, more than twice that of […]

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