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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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For 17 years Richard Anthony Jones insisted he was falsely imprisoned man but no one believed him.

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Earlier this year, Ruby Hamad wrote an article that struck a nerve. “How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour,” published by the Guardian, delved into the ways white women weaponized their emotions against their women of color counterparts when they aired legitimate grievances.

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A Kansas City security guard and former police officer is on administrative leave after allegedly walking into a bar and ordering a “Trayvon Martini” from a black bartender.

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A man who is being reviled in an accusation of having used a racial slur against a black boy earlier this month is said to have portrayed the opposite sentiment on Facebook. On March 7, a Black child who attended a birthday party with family and friends at a Hooters restaurant in Overland Park, Kan., […]

The post Firefighter who allegedly called child N-word once urged racial tolerance on Facebook appeared first on theGrio.

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A day after Trump's election, thousands of demonstrators — some with signs declaring "NOT MY PRESIDENT" — flooded streets to protest his surprise triumph.

The post ‘Not My President’: Thousands more hit city streets to protest Trump election appeared first on theGrio.

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Janelle Monáe has reported that her cousin, Natasha Hays, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Kansas City on Tuesday evening. Natasha Hays, 37, and her teen children were sleeping at 3:45 am when someone began firing into the home. –Dwayne Wade’s cousin fatally shot in Chicago When the teens, aged 14, 16 and 18, […]

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Elliott Clark, Kansas City, Medical bills, News, Payday Loans, Video -

In 2003, Elliott Clark‘s wife fell and broke her ankle, and his job as a security guard wouldn’t cover the bills. So, he turned to payday loans to make up the difference, and that decision coast him over $50,000 in interest for just a $2,500 loan. “Oh, I’ve been called stupid, and they say I should […]

The post Payday loan nightmare: Man owed $60,000 in interest after borrowing $2500 appeared first on theGrio.

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VIDEO - A group of Kansas City, Missouri teens had no idea what to expect when two police officers stopped in a patrol car in their neighborhood Sunday...

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VIDEO - More than a dozen homeless people flanked by numerous representatives of non-profit food sharing programs and religious groups stood Wednesday on the steps of Kansas City, Missouri's City Hall protesting a proposed city ordinance...

The post New regulations for feeding the homeless leads to protests in Kansas City appeared first on theGrio.

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VIDEO - A Kansas City second grader said his school treated him like a criminal Wednesday by placing him in handcuffs simply because he was misbehaving...

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