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Body of Akiel Denkins Finally Returned To Family, Raleigh’s Black Community Fear Justice Will Not Be Served

Akiel Denkins was shot and killed by a police officer Monday (Source: Facebook)

"This is our Chicago, this is our New York, this is our Cleveland!" Rally continues in SE Raleigh. #AkielDenkins pic.twitter.com/Y8AQE9eecP — Joel Brown (@JoelBrownABC11) March 1, 2016 This morning, Rolanda Byrd received the body of her slain 24-year-old son, Akiel Denkins.  Denkins was shot and killed by a Raleigh police …

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Raleigh Police Officer Opens Fire At Akiel Denkins, Killing The 24-Year-Old Black Male Fleeing Arrest

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. ET at the intersection of Bragg and East streets in Raleigh.

Credit: Patrick Priest/WNCN

Akiel Denkins, a 24-year-old black male was shot and killed Monday by a police officer in Raleigh, NC, apparently while running from the police.  There is some controversy over whether the victim was unarmed. Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said that Denkins was killed while fleeing when police tried to arrest …

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Tallman Trask, Executive Vice President at Duke University, Hits Black Parking Attendant With His Porsche, Then Calls Her “Dumb, Dumb N*****”

Photo Credit: Darbi Griffith/The Chronicle

Dear Ms Underwood,  I very much regret the incident before the Elon football game. I should have been more patience and I apologize.  Tallman Trask.  This was the note that Shelvia Underwood received from Tallman Trask, a Duke University Executive Vice President and its primary financial/administrative officer, after alleging that he …

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They Depended On Scalia’s Support–Now North Carolina GOP Is Scrambling To Defend ‘Racial Gerrymandering’

Photo Credit: Stephen Masker/Flickr

At a spirited hearing Monday, Republican lawmakers in North Carolina made a last-minute plea to keep in place two congressional districts that were recently struck down in federal court for racial gerrymandering. Lawmakers spoke to voters at five locations throughout the state via teleconference, saying that they would do everything …

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North Carolina GOP Are Intentionally Suppressing Black Votes To Maintain Their Majority In State Legislature

Credit: Alice Ollstein/Think Progress

This morning, residents of North Carolina are taking the state to court, arguing that GOP legislators in the state have intentionally designed a new voter ID law to marginalize the growing presence of minority turnout, which increasingly threatens the Republican majority in Raleigh. Via Think Progress: The state is claiming …

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