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  • Charges Dropped Against 100 Protesters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Jul 20, 2016, 2:42 p.m.

    Charges have been dropped against 100 protesters, including civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson and Ieshia Evans, the nurse whose arrest photo went viral for demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling.
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  • Melania Trump Speech Closely Resembled Michelle Obama’s Talk

    Jul 20, 2016, 2:41 p.m.

    One delegate said everyone fell in love with her. Another compared her to Jackie Kennedy. Melania Trump's star turn at the Republican National Convention Monday night captivated a GOP crowd that had rarely heard from her. But her speech also drew attention after the discovery that two passages matched nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.
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  • One Mother Had Enough of Being Afraid for Her Sons

    Jul 20, 2016, 2:41 p.m.

    Your Take: After the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, one mother decided that she had to do something to protect black men and boys.
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  • Former Marine Kills 3 Baton Rouge Officers, Wounds 3 Others

    Jul 20, 2016, 2:52 p.m.

    A Former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide.
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  • In a Democracy, Your Vote is Not Your Voice. Here’s Why...

    Jul 20, 2016, 2:54 p.m.

    The Republican National Convention is this week, and in light of the precarious position many progressives find themselves in because they are weighing a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this needs to be said: Voting is important, but in a democracy, our vote is not our voice.
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Why You Can’t Clump Millennials into Groups of Target Audiences

If you've read anything about marketing to millennials lately, you've probably encountered musings on the various personas these young adults manifest. Marketers and advertisers across the Web have been enlightening us about segmentations and archetypes of the millennial generation that may sound ridiculous upon first glance, but: "This is the first generation of its kind!"

Comedian, Byron Allen Acquires TheGrio

Byron Allen used to be known as a comedian. Lately, he has been doing most of his laughing on the way to the bank. The Detroit native was the youngest stand-up comedian to perform on The Tonight Show, now he is the owner of what he calls “The first studio that happens to be African-American owned,” Entertainment Studios.

Sports

L.A. CLIPPERS SIGN MARREESE SPEIGHTS

The L.A. Clippers today announced that they have signed free agent center/power forward Marreese Speights. Speights, 28, averaged 7.1 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.6 minutes of play over 72 games for the Golden State Warriors while connecting on a career-high 24 three-pointers last season. Speights was a key member of the Warriors' 2014-15 NBA Championship team, averaging a career-high 10.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.

The National Sports Beat with Brad Pye Jr.

Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. Back during the depression days, the Gods of color of the sports world were Joe Louis, Jessie Owens and Jack Johnson, since then have been added to that list are Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Jim Brown, Tiger Woods, the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus Williams, Arthur Ashe, Lenny Wilkens and zillions of others.

Lifestyle

Three Ways to Do Something Good for the World on a Summer Road Trip

Undertaking something a bit less conventional: doing something good for the world. Away from school, work and daily responsibilities, a road trip can be a perfect opportunity for giving back to the community.