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Why You Should Worry About The Cyber Attack On JPMorgan Chase

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So many companies have been hacked in the past year that news of another major data breach has become almost routine. Yet, there may be new reasons to be concerned about JPMorgan Chase announcing Thursday that it is investigating a possible cyberattack. The attack, which appears to be a coordinated one against multiple banks, is a sign that hackers have found a way to breach perhaps the most protected computer…

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In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

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FERGUSON, Mo. — They’re still here: a small group of protesters, across from the police department, in what passes for a downtown in this small suburb of St. Louis. Sitting on overturned milk crates and portable folding chairs in the parking lot of Andy Wurm’s Tire & Wheel shop Wednesday night, they talked about what life has been like for them since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by Ferguson…

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Child Reportedly Expelled From Preschool Over His Mother’s Facebook Posts

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One Florida mother’s Facebook status didn’t go over so well with her son’s preschool. Mother Ashley Habat recently complained on Facebook after the Sonshine Christian Academy didn’t give enough notice about picture day. Even though Habat said her Facebook post was private, she still tagged the school, and the next day she was reportedly told by school administrators that the school would not be a good fit for her son, according to…

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Albino supermodel Shaun Ross addresses lack of diversity in fashion

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New York Fashion Week kicks off next week, showcasing some of the elite designers from around the world, many of which model Shaun Ross has worked for. Ross, the first African-American albino model has been featured been  prominently in editorial campaigns in major fashion magazines including British GQ, Italian Vogue, Paper Magazine andAnother Man. Ross has also modeled for Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. At 23 years old, Ross has appeared in several musicvideos, including Beyoncé‘s “Party” and…

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71-year-old bodybuilder inspires at health and fitness expo

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Sam “Sonny” Bryant Jr. is a rarity. He is a champion bodybuilder, and at the ripe old age of 71, he is still going strong. “I just keep competing,” Bryant said in an interview with theGrio.com’s Kunbi Tinuoye at the I’m The Biggest Winner Family Health & Fitness Expo in Austell, Georgia. “I love it. It’s a lifestyle.” With a body that puts most men half his age to shame, Bryant’s rippling physique…

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NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has implemented a six-game suspension for NFL personnel who are charged with domestic violence or sexual assault and banishment from the league after a second offense, effective immediately. According to a memo obtained by ESPN that was send from the commissioner to all NFL owners: ” If someone is charged with domestic violence or sexual assault, there will be a mandatory evaluation and, where professionally indicated, counseling or other…

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Bobby Jindal Receives Renewed Support For Controversial School Voucher Program

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On Wednesday, less than a month after the Black Alliance for Educational Options supported a lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) over his attacks on the Common Core, the right-leaning organization came to the defense of the state’s school voucher system — which happens to be Jindal’s signature education program. BAEO announced Wednesday that it would join Louisiana families in asking the US. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to…

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How The Creator Of ‘Ren & Stimpy’ Changed The Face Of Cartoons (And Then Got Fired)

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For the 15th anniversary of the “Doug” finale, we delved into how Jim Jinkins pioneered a new era of kids’ TV. “The Ren & Stimpy Show” was a huge part of that NickToons golden age, though it presented a world that couldn’t be more different than the moralistic realm of Bluffington. HuffPost Entertainment spoke with creator John Kricfalusi to peel back the curtain, revealing the realm of farts and boogers that…

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Steve King: ‘All Bets Are Off’ On Government Shutdown If Obama Acts On Immigration

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WASHINGTON — One of the most vehement opponents of comprehensive immigration reform said Wednesday that he supports a tactic that could lead to another federal government shutdown. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said that “all bets are off” about the fate of a continuing resolution to fund the government if President Barack Obama decides to unilaterally take action to provide deportations relief for undocumented immigrants. “If the president wields his pen…

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Most New Yorkers Want To See Criminal Charges In The Death Of Eric Garner

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NEW YORK — A majority of New Yorkers think criminal charges should be brought against police officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop most directly involved in last month’s death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, a new poll shows. According to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, 64 percent of New York City voters would support brining charges against Pantaleo, while only 19 percent would oppose charges. When the numbers are broken down…

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Ferguson is another reminder of how we don’t live in a ‘post-racial’ America

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Michael Brown has been eulogized and buried. Family, friends, indeed a nation mourns the senseless loss of a mother’s son. As the father of two sons, my heart sank at learning of the killing of yet another young black male. The image of one of my own boys lying on a street with six gunshot wounds terrifies and angers me. For well over two weeks, we have witnessed the community…

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The journey to preserve Madam CJ Walker’s historic estate

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Due to the deeply rooted racism that has been a part of this country since its founding, gentrification and centuries of deliberate erasure of African diaspora culture and history, manyphysical structures that celebrate or acknowledge black achievement have been destroyed or left to rot in the bowels of forgotten history. Fortunately, people like Brent Leggs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation have dedicated their careers to preserving and honoring the structures that represent a diverse…

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The fateful seconds before nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her gun instructor dead with an Uzi: Video of child losing control of submachine gun after being told to go ‘full auto’ released by cops

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These images show the seconds before a nine-year girl accidentally shot her gun instructor dead on Monday. Recorded at the Bullets and Burgers shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, the edited 22-second clip plays up to the point where the girl loses control of an Uzi, striking 39-year-old Charles Vacca. The shocking recording taken by the girl’s parents and released by police shows Vacca standing closely next to the girl…

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American-born ISIS militant is killed in Syria: Married San Diego rapper, 33, became radicalized after chatting to jihadists online

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An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Investigators were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain had traveled to the country to join a militant group, but they did not yet have his body and were still trying to verify information about his death, said the official, who was not authorized…

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This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana

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Just when you thought all variations on the Ice Bucket Challenge had been exhausted, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill shows up with a bucket of marijuana. “I know we’re going through a drought with water and all that stuff, so we’re going to do it a little different, but I accept the challenge,” B-Real, a noted marijuana advocate, says in a video posted last week to Hustla Subs, a hip-hop YouTube channel, just…

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