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Black man found hanging from tree in Mississippi

PORT GIBSON, Mississippi — An African-American man is found hanging from a tree in the Mississippi woods, his body 15 feet above the ground. There’s no chair in sight. His hands are not bound. Is this a suicide? Or is it a lynching — a shadow from the South’s history of racial violence re-emerging? Those Read More…

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Program gives black youth a viable path to college

LOS ANGELES – “I love you, dad.” The words still bring tears to Elliott David’s eyes. The 64-year-old from Watts hears them over the phone every day from his 18-year-old twins Alexander and Matthew. The boys headed off to separate colleges recently. “My babies have become men,” said Elliott, who credits College Bound, a nonprofit Read More…

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Three years after her son’s death, grieving mother seeks justice

LOS ANGELES — For Anya Slaughter, March 24 is a bitter anniversary. Three years ago, Pasadena police fatally shot her 19-year-old son, Kendrec McDade, while responding to an armed robbery call. While Slaughter settled a lawsuit with the city of Pasadena, she said she wants a public release of a report on the incident prepared Read More…