Chicago officer won’t be charged after fatal shooting of mentally ill teen

On Friday, the state attorney’s office announced that Chicago Officer Robert Rialmo would not face charges over the fatal shooting of Quitonio LeGrier, a 19-year-old mentally ill teenager, as well as 55-year-old Bettie Jones,  and the decision has already drawn the ire of his family as well as their lawyers. “There is …

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Though Attitudes Are Evolving, Study Finds There Still Is Bias Against Black Women’s Natural Hair 

As Black women continue to trade in their hot combs and chemical relaxers for natural-based products to work into their naturally textured strands, a newly released study revealed that a large chunk of people — even African-Americans — still have a bias against types and styles of natural hair donned …

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Audio Allegedly Captures Mich. Mayor Comparing Black People to ‘Chimps,’ Degrading Women 

Warren, Mich., Mayor James Fouts is amid a scandal after leaked audio recordings allegedly capture him comparing black people to chimps and calling older women “dried-up cunts,” WXYZ reports. The recordings were originally obtained by Motor City Muckracker, an independent news organization, and were published on the site Monday morning. …

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