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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Newark mom remains horrified after her 10-year-old son was chased by officers who had their guns drawn believing he was a suspect in an armed robbery.

According to WABC, Legend Preston was playing basketball when the ball rolled into the street. The fifth-grader went after the ball, and began being chased by officers. Legend told the news station that he was being chased because he ran into the street without looking.

"I was scared for my life," Legend said. "I was thinking that they were going to shoot me." read more


Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Naperville, Illinois, man's Facebook post about what it has been like to grow up black in America has gone viral, shared over 30,000 times in two weeks. Brian Crooks writes, "The first time I was acutely aware of my Blackness, I was probably 6 or 7 years old. Like, before then obviously I knew I was Black, but I hadn't really had it put in my face like this until I was about 6 or 7. I used to go to daycare back then, and we went on a field trip to a water park one time. One of the other boys from the daycare came up to me and told me he was surprised I was going on the trip because his dad told him all colored people were afraid of the water since we sink to the bottom. He didn't know he was being offensive. He was just curious why someone who would sink to the bottom would want to go to a water park." read more


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