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A woman from Waterloo, Iowa, has been arrested for allegedly killing a family member. According to The Courier, Danaesha Lynne Martin, 22, killed her male cousin, Shavondes Martin. In May, Shavondes was found dead in an alley behind the South Street Apartments after suffering several gunshot wounds. Police believe that Danaesha was involved in the…

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It’s bad enough to be profiled for shopping while Black, but James Conley was also accused of stealing the clothes he was wearing when he entered the store. The incident occurred in West Des Moines, Iowa at the Jordan Creek Shopping Center. Conley posted the following to Facebook recently: “Today I was racially profiled by…

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In March 2016, Kedaire Johnson, 16, was murdered in Iowa. Johnson identified as transgender, was openly gay and went by the name Kandicee. A man identified as Jorge Sanders-Galvez, 23, shot Johnson in the head and dumped his body in an alley with the help of another person. Some say he was motivated by hate. Now, word…

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Emmy Victor Morning Live Reporter WRAL Howard University, B.A. Emmy Victor begins a new position as a morning live reporter for WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina later this month, and she is one of our journalists to watch. This summer, she unexpectedly became a news story herself. While covering a police shooting for KCCI 8…

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According to reports, authorities made a huge bust after searching rapper Ty Dolla $ign’s tour bus recently. This past Wednesday (Nov. 12) while headed to its next tour stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ty’s bus experienced mechanical problems and when cops showed up to see if they could give a helping hand, the scent of…

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Jabre White had to endure humiliatiom

It’s shocking what some kids will say to a teacher in today’s public schools. But it was even more shocking what a teacher said back to a student who called him “sir.” Jabre White attends Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, which has about 1,708 students of which 22 percent are black, 11 percent…

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In Iowa, prospective GOP presidential candidates participated in the second debate of the season. On view was an incessant display of derogatory critiques of President Obama’s handling of the economy in addition to a sideshow atmosphere of one-liners, sound bites and the seemingly dysfunctional collection of participants that could only be outdone by those who…

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In a bit of expected news, larger-than-life rapper Flavor Flav has called it quits in his bid to become the royal king of fried chicken after closing the doors to his Flav’s Fried Chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa, after just four months. According to accessatlanta.com, the closing, which occurred on April 24, came abruptly after…

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