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‘Dear White America’: Black Professor’s Open Letter Asks Readers to ‘Admit’ to the ‘Racist Poison That Is Inside of You’

In an open letter to white Americans, Emory University professor of philosophy George Yancy asked readers to deeply consider “the ways in which you perpetuate a racist society, the ways in which you are racist.”<p>Yancy called his letter “Dear White America” — published in the New York Times on …

Justice Antonin Scalia Ignites Controversy With Statements About Black Students in High Court Affirmative Action Case

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has ignited controversy after his remarks concerning black students during an affirmative action case concerning the degree to which race should affect college admissions.<p>“There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into …

Black Students

Hours After San Bernardino, GOP Candidates Voted to Preserve Terrorists' Gun Rights

On Thursday morning — hours after the San Bernardino massacre that killed at least 14 people — presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz invoked …

Guns

DC police chief who advocated taking down mass shooters has approved few gun permits

Despite her call on Sunday night for civilians to “take the gunman down” in a mass shooting scenario, Washington DC’s chief of police has approved just 48 concealed carry licenses in the past year and nearly 80 percent of all applicants have been rejected.<p>Of 233 applications sent for review since …

'Not in my name' - Italy's Muslims rally against terrorism | News Home | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Muslims braved pouring rain to distance themselves from Islamist militants in rallies in Rome and other cities on Saturday.<p>Women hold a placard during a demonstration called "Not in my name" of Italian muslims against terrorism, in downtown Rome, Italy, November 21, 2015. …

North Africa

'Kerry's mental age doesn't exceed that of a 12-year-old,' Netanyahu's new media czar wrote

The appointment of Ran Baratz as Netanyahu's new media adviser has drawn scrutiny and criticism from the Israeli press.<p>><br>• ><p>US Secretary of State John …

Spectacular STAR WARS Duracell Commercial - Battle For Christmas Morning

Twelve Syria hospitals hit by airstrikes as Russian jets bombard country

Thirty-five patients and doctors killed in recent weeks as bombs destroy access to life-saving treatment in Syria, warns Doctors Without Borders (MSF)<p>Airstrikes in northern Syria have hit 12 medical facilities in recent weeks, forcing hospitals to close and deepening the country’s refugee …

Middle East

Chris Rock - How not to get your ass kicked by the police!

A ‘Black Man Wearing a Hoodie and Strapped’ With a Glock Gets Pulled Over by Police — How He Chooses to Respond Likely Determined the Outcome

Realizing his front headlight was out, Arizona author and veteran Steven Hildreth, Jr., pretty much knew why a Tucson Police Department cruiser turned around and started following him.<p>Steven Hildreth, Jr., behind the wheel of his vehicle. (Image source: Facebook)<p>“The lights go on and I pull over,” …

Concealed Carry

Sheriffs Join Hate Group on Southern Border

This Friday, sheriffs from around the country will converge in McAllen, Texas, for a two-day border event led by the largest anti-immigrant hate group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). These sheriffs will be neglecting their public duties to collude with …

Russia Destroys most ISIS Heavy Weaponry, U.S. Promptly Airdrops 50-Tons of Weapons into Syria

Reports this week indicated that Islamic State militants were decimated by recent Russian airstrikes, and have lost “most” of their ammunition, heavy …

War

Michigan Family Sues Cop Who Fatally Shot Teen During Traffic Stop — and It All Started When the 17-Year-Old Flashed His High Beams

The family of a Michigan teen fatally shot by a sheriff’s sergeant during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Eaton County and the officer who shot 17-year-old Deven Guilford in February.<p>Four months ago Eaton County Prosecutor Doug Lloyd cleared Sgt. Jonathan Frost of criminal …

Study to probe why patients disregard medical advice

<b>A £1.24m UK study has begun to examine why so many patients fail to follow medical advice or stick with treatment.</b><p>Psychologists and dermatologists at Guy's Hospital in London will question 400 patients with the rare genetic condition xeroderma pigmentosum (XP).<p>They have to protect themselves from …

Top Cuban general, key forces in Syria to aid Assad, Russia, sources say

Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S.<p>Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias, head of Cuba's Armed …