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Bernie Sanders vows to fight hardest against institutional racism


By Linda Zhang and Janie Har, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed that he would fight harder than any other presidential candidate to end institutional racism in front of a packed Los Angeles arena, two days after Black Lives Matter protesters derailed one of his rallies. The wildly enthusiastic and overwhelmingly positive campaign stop …

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Missouri police union declares shooting anniversary ‘Darren Wilson Day,’ deletes post


By theGrio A Facebook post on the Columbia Police Officers’ Association page declared the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown to be “Darren Wilson Day,” prompting protests and demonstrations in Missouri. The post, now deleted, referred to Darren Wilson as an “innocent, but persecuted, officer,” whose shooting of Michael Brown had nothing to do with race. The post …

Texas man admits to murder with chilling phone call


By theGrio Only hours after the murder of his ex-girlfriend, along with her husband and six children, David Ray Conley called up the victim’s brother to confess to the killings. Earl Yanske, whose sister, Valerie Jackson, was Conley’s ex-girlfriend, said that Conley called him late Saturday night, hours after Conley broke into Jackson’s home. “I need to ask you a …

Chicago jail guard gets caught watching porn with 2 inmates


By Blue Telusma A Cook County jail guard has resigned after 22 years on the job due to allegations of impropriety. Authorities say Oscar Taylor, 53, was caught on surveillance video watching a pornagraphic video on his cell phone with two inmates inside the jail’s barbershop. Investigators caught Taylor watching the videos with inmates 39-year-old Tyrone Noel and 27-year-old William …