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In yet another installment of #Hello911TheyBlack, two African American men shopping found themselves in a potentially deadly encounter with police. According to published news reports, the incident occurred at a T-Mobile store in Fresno, California, and involved Dorian Johnson, 26, and his uncle Vincent Lemar, who went looking for the new iPhone. They were driven to…

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Many people enjoy thrift store shopping because of the great deals that can be found, In gentrified communities, these thrift stores are known as vintage clothing stores simply because of the types of clothes that are sold. For one mom and daughter, their trip to a vintage store turned into vintage racism and a traumatic…

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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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A simple request for sliced cheese lead to a police encounter for two Black men at a Carrytown, Virginia, CVS store. According to  Ricky Berry, he and his roommate Philip Blackwell needed some sliced cheese and entered a local CVS. When they asked the clerk if the store carried cheese, he was told that it…

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Being Black in Florida is getting dangerous again, especially if you are at a Walmart. Last week Clarence Daniels, a 62-year-old grandfather, needed coffee creamer. As he was entering a Brandon, Florida Walmart he was struck from behind, put into a chokehold and forced to the ground. Apparently, fellow shopper Michael Foster, 42, had spotted…

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