Anonymous hate letter tells Long Island African-American family: ‘YOU DON’T BELONG HERE’ (VIDEO)

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An anonymous racist sent a hate note to an African-American family on Long Island, telling them: “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE.” Ronica Copes, 37, a resident of Lindenhurst in Babylon, found the typewritten, all-capital letter message in an addressed envelope in her mailbox Thursday afternoon, she told Newsday. “ATTN: AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY,” begins the letter, which she later posted to Facebook. “THIS ...

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Protests In Cleveland After Brelo Verdict

Demonstrators march during a protest against the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland.  Brelo was acquitted Saturday in a case involving a 137-shot barrage of gunfire that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

11:18 p.m. Cleveland police say more than a dozen arrests have been made at one location during protests Saturday night over the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects after a high-speed chase. Deputy police chief Wayne Drummond says the protesters were arrested for failing to disperse from an alley in the city’s Warehouse ...

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Burundi Opposition Figure Zedi Furuzi Shot Dead In Capital, Activist Says

Protestors stands near a burning barricade during a demonstration against Burundian President's third term candidature in the Cibitoke neighborhood of Bujumbura on May 22, 2015. Thousands of anti-government protesters in Burundi marched on the streets of the capital Bujumbura, defying one of the heaviest pushes by police to end weeks of demonstrations. AFP PHOTO/ CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

* Worst crisis since end of civil war in 2005 * Protests erupted after president announced third-term bid * Unrest worries region with history of ethnic conflict (Adds details from scene, background) By Clement Manirabarusha and Njuwa Maina BUJUMBURA, May 23 (Reuters) – A Burundi opposition figure and his bodyguard were shot dead in the capital by gunmen on Saturday, ...

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Why Obamacare Premiums Will Probably Rise More Quickly Next Year

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 05:  Oreste Alvarez  holds a sign directing people to UniVista Insurance company where they can sign up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, before the February 15th deadline on February 5, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Numbers released by the government show that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area has signed up 637,514 consumers so far since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, which is more than twice as many as the next large metropolitan area, Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Premiums in the the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplaces rose more slowly in 2014 and 2015 than initial projections had suggested they would. Don’t bet on the same thing happening in 2016. Insurers have already filed official proposals for next year’s premiums and, in states where those filings are public, some large insurers are calling for substantial, double-digit increases over ...

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Protests erupt after Cleveland cop Michael Brelo found not guilty in 2012 shooting deaths of unarmed couple

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The acquittal Saturday of a white Cleveland cop for firing the final blasts of a 137-shot police barrage that killed two unarmed blacks ignited outrage and protests. Demonstrators seething over the acquittal of Officer Michael Brelo, 31, flooded the streets following the verdict — leading to several arrests. As darkness cloaked the city, groups of protesters clashed with officers in ...

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White Riots: Fratboys, Bikers and the Allowances Made for White Violence

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Every black person with white friends has had the moment; the moment when your friends suggest doing something crazy or off the wall for fun, and you automatically freeze and back out. It’s not because you’re not enjoying yourself, or because you don’t want to be part of the group. It’s because whatever they’re suggesting, in your mind, may very ...

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Customer called the N-word on racist receipt from New Orleans restaurant

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She ordered a Cajun burger and was dished a disgusting side of racism. The daughter of a member of The Neville Brothers, a famous musical family in New Orleans, was appalled to see the N-word printed on her receipt Thursday after dining at Huck Finn’s Café in the French Quarter. The phrase “N—– 100% dislike” was typed into Liryca Neville ...

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Hillary Clinton Has ‘Real Concerns’ With Obama’s Trade Agenda

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Friday that although she has “real concerns” about the major trade pact President Barack Obama is currently negotiating, she will not take a formal position on the agreement until she has reviewed the final deal. Since it is currently illegal for Clinton to see drafts of the agreement, her comments suggest she will not ...

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Black Women in the Fight Against Police Brutality

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In Baltimore, we witnessed yet another black victim of police brutality. This time it was Freddie Gray, joining a long list of deaths we’ve heard about, and ones we haven’t. It pains me that there are a handful of unscrupulous cops, among the thousands of upstanding officers, who turn to excessive violence when engaging with citizenry. Nonetheless, the ray of ...

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