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Harvard Grad Delivers Powerfully Poetic Speech On Overcoming Injustice

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is poem entitled “Lift Off,” Donovan Livingston stepped up to the mic a

US judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

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In court, Cosby responded with "thank you" when Judge Elizabeth McHugh announced her decision. She wished him luck.

Constand, a former basketball coach at Cosby's Temple University alma mater, is the only woman whose accusations of sexual assault have resulted in criminal

Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Violated The Constitution When Excluding Black Jurors

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Georgia prosecutors discriminated on the basis of race when they excluded two black prospective jurors from serving in the trial of a black defendant facing the death penalty.

Timothy Foster had argued that the exclusion of Afr

Freddie Gray verdict: Officer Edward Nero not guilty

Officer Edward M. Nero one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks outside of the courthouse on a lunch break during the beginning of his trial, Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges Monday in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, Judge Barry Williams ruled Monday after a bench trial.

Nero, one of six officers charged and the second to be tried in the Gray case, was accused

President Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

The reform is one of the most consequential of his whole tenure.

The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional wor

Texas Woman Dies In Police Custody After Two Weeks Of ‘Gross Negligence’

Symone Marshall’s sisters say police refused to get her proper medical care after a severe car accident. A family is seeking justice for their 22-year-old sister who they claim died from neglect at a Huntsville, Texas, jail on Tuesday, two weeks after getting into a car ac

Here’s What You Should Know About The State Of Black America

Black America is falling way behind, and a new report released Tuesday shows just how unequal the country is when it is divided along racial lines. 

The 16 “State of Black America” report is miannual study issued by the National Urban League that takes a detail

Harvard Grad Delivers Powerfully Poetic Speech On Overcoming Injustice

Harvard Grad Delivers Powerfully Poetic Speech On Overcoming Injustice

“As educators, rather than raising your voices over the rustling of our chains, take them off.” A recent Harvard graduate just gave a poetic speech that every student and teacher needs to hear. In his poem entitled “Lift Off,” Donovan Livingston stepped up to the mic at his Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation on Wednesday to speak about the trials and tribulations black people have endured, especially in the education system. He began with a nearly two-century-old quote from...

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US judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

US judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

In court, Cosby responded with "thank you" when Judge Elizabeth McHugh announced her decision. She wished him luck. Constand, a former basketball coach at Cosby's Temple University alma mater, is the only woman whose accusations of sexual assault have resulted in criminal charges against Cosby. Once one of the most beloved U.S. entertainers, Cosby has been hit by a wave of sexual assault allegations from more than 50 women, although most of the cases are too old...

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Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Violated The Constitution When Excluding Black Jurors

Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Violated The Constitution When Excluding Black Jurors

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Georgia prosecutors discriminated on the basis of race when they excluded two black prospective jurors from serving in the trial of a black defendant facing the death penalty. Timothy Foster had argued that the exclusion of African-Americans from the jury tasked with weighing his case violated the Constitution, which prohibits states from using what are known as peremptory strikes to leave out jurors because of their skin color. “Two peremptory strikes...

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Freddie Gray verdict: Officer Edward Nero not guilty

Freddie Gray verdict: Officer Edward Nero not guilty

Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges Monday in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, Judge Barry Williams ruled Monday after a bench trial. Nero, one of six officers charged and the second to be tried in the Gray case, was accused of second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. The verdict brings perhaps only a sliver of resolution to a city that seethed with unrest...

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President Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

President Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers

The reform is one of the most consequential of his whole tenure. The Labor Department announced Tuesday that it completed one of the most ambitious economic reforms of the Obama era, finalizing a new rule that will extend overtime protections to millions of additional workers. The administration will accomplish that by raising what’s known as the overtime salary threshold. Nearly all workers earning salaries beneath that threshold are entitled to time-and-a-half pay whenever they work more than...

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Texas Woman Dies In Police Custody After Two Weeks Of ‘Gross Negligence’

Texas Woman Dies In Police Custody After Two Weeks Of ‘Gross Negligence’

Symone Marshall’s sisters say police refused to get her proper medical care after a severe car accident. A family is seeking justice for their 22-year-old sister who they claim died from neglect at a Huntsville, Texas, jail on Tuesday, two weeks after getting into a car accident and being arrested. Symone Marshall, who had moved to the area from Detroit two months prior, borrowed her boyfriend’s cousin’s car to run an errand with her friend Amanda...

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Here’s What You Should Know About The State Of Black America

Here’s What You Should Know About The State Of Black America

Black America is falling way behind, and a new report released Tuesday shows just how unequal the country is when it is divided along racial lines.  The 2016 “State of Black America” report is a semiannual study issued by the National Urban League that takes a detailed look at the quality of black life in America compared to whites. This year’s report, which marks 40 years since the study was founded, not only examines the current state of...

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In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' …

27-05-2016

In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years... Read more

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples …

27-05-2016

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

An employee of the Russia's national drug-testing laboratory holds a vial in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Russians have been accused of state-sponsored... Read more

No new signal from EgyptAir jet since da…

27-05-2016

No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies

CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources... Read more

Other News

Here’s What We Know About The Idaho Rape…

27-05-2016

Here’s What We Know About The Idaho Rape Case

N ews of a sexual assault case has ripped apart the small town of Dietrich, Idaho. Here’s a quick look at what we know regarding the deeply... Read more

Haitian Immigrant’s West Point Grad Pict…

27-05-2016

Haitian Immigrant’s West Point Grad Picture Goes Viral

G raduation season sheds light on the inspirational individuals who manage to achieve academic goals despite the challenges. That was the case this week when a... Read more

NEWS ROUNDUP: Obama Becomes First Sittin…

27-05-2016

NEWS ROUNDUP: Obama Becomes First Sitting President To Visit Hiroshima Bomb Site…AND MORE

P resident Obama made history on Friday by becoming the first U.S. sitting president to visit the Hiroshima bomb site in Japan. The city was... Read more

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Mom Of ‘Affluen…

27-05-2016

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Mom Of ‘Affluenza’ Teen

T onya Couch , the Texas mom whose son Ethan was infamously “diagnosed” with a case of “affluenza” in relation to a 2013 fatal drunk... Read more

Entertainment

Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Motherhood …

27-05-2016

Anne Hathaway Opens Up About Motherhood and the Legacy of The Princess Diaries

Anne Hathaway couldn't tell you what happens during the first 20 minutes of her new movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass. The new mom opened up on Good Morning America Friday... Read more

Bachelor in Paradise Season 3's First Ca…

27-05-2016

Bachelor in Paradise Season 3's First Cast Members Revealed

Welcome (back) to Paradise! While JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette just started airing, the time has already come for some of the franchise's major players to head to...... Read more

Justin Bieber Sued for Allegedly Stealin…

27-05-2016

Justin Bieber Sued for Allegedly Stealing Vocal Riffs in Sorry

Will Justin Bieber have to say sorry? Casey Dienel, an indie artist who goes by the stage name White Hinterland, has sued Biebs for allegedly stealing a vocal rift from her... Read more

Nick Jonas Says Some Surprising Things A…

27-05-2016

Nick Jonas Says Some Surprising Things About His Ex-Girlfriends Miley Cyrus and Olivia Culpo

Nothing is off-limits in Nick Jonas' Entertainment Weekly Q&A. In the magazine's annual "Summer Must List" issue (on newsstands now), the 23-year-old pop star speaks...... Read more

Sports News

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples …

27-05-2016

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics (Yahoo Sports)

LONDON (AP) -- Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than... Read more

The Latest: Kvitova stunned 6-0 in 3rd s…

27-05-2016

The Latest: Kvitova stunned 6-0 in 3rd set by Rogers (Yahoo Sports)

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova played one good set between two poor ones and was stunned in the third round of the French Open 6-0,... Read more

Muguruza and Halep into 4th round at Fre…

27-05-2016

Muguruza and Halep into 4th round at French Open (Yahoo Sports)

Garbine Muguruza became the first player to reach the fourth round at the French Open, and Simona Halep followed closely behind. The fourth-seeded Muguzura... Read more

Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to…

26-05-2016

Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final (Yahoo Sports)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust's life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The... Read more

Business News

Movie trailers have a new trick to keep …

27-05-2016

Movie trailers have a new trick to keep you watching — and the people who make them hate it

Summit Entertainment "Deepwater Horizon." Some of the biggest new trailers to hit the internet begin with a six- to seven-second tease of what you're about... Read more

Here's a super-quick guide to what trade…

27-05-2016

Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

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Fintech firms could find surprising exit…

27-05-2016

Fintech firms could find surprising exit thanks to this unlikely major player (AMZN)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence " Payments Industry Insider " subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here . The... Read more

Political News

Trump to Rubio on Senate re-election: 'R…

27-05-2016

Trump to Rubio on Senate re-election: 'Run Marco!'

In this March 14, 2016, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally at Palm Beach Atlantic... Read more

For the Record: Everything’s coming up B…

27-05-2016

For the Record: Everything’s coming up Bernie (sort of)

Remember way back in April when Bernie Sanders dropped four primaries and  announced he was laying off hundreds of staffers... Read more

Sanders: Networks have reached out to ho…

26-05-2016

Sanders: Networks have reached out to host debate with Trump

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally in Cathedral City, Calif., on May 25, 2016.... Read more

Judge: No changes in Wis. voting laws; p…

26-05-2016

Judge: No changes in Wis. voting laws; photo IDs needed for primary

Patrick Marley, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 8:31 p.m. EDT May 26, 2016 Wisconsin polling place. (Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images)... Read more

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