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August 30, 2016

How Big Alcohol Is About to Get Rich Off California Weed

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More than 20 years later, Hezekiah Allen remembers the Blackhawk helicopters hovering over his childhood home, the armed soldiers barricading the road to the family’s northern California pot farm, the neighbor who hang-glided to escape from the Feds. More than once, Allen came home from a friend’s house to find his mother and stepfather had been arrested again. Allen eventually entered the family business and was himself arrested in 2009…

7 Reasons Why Trump Would Hate Being President

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The growing conventional wisdom about Donald Trump and his flailing campaign is that the candidate is sabotaging his own bid for the White House. As outlandish as that may seem on its face, there are reasons that it may very well be true. Should he win, Trump will loathe the next 1,460 days of his life. As someone who has never worked in Washington, never obtained a security clearance, never…

FBI alert sparks fears that state voting systems are under digital assault

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The FBI’s decision to issue a nationwide alert about the possible hacking of state election offices after breaches in Illinois and Arizona is raising concerns that a nationwide attack could be afoot, with the potential for creating havoc on Election Day. It’s possible that the motivation behind the two state hacks was less about the political system and more about cash. Voter registration data sets include valuable information — such…

Georgia mom pepper sprays students who allegedly attacked her sons

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A mother in Atlanta, Georgia has been accused of pepper spraying a group of high school students who jumped her sons. Shawanda Favors was arrested by the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department and later charged with inappropriate conduct. “I was just scared for my kids’ life. I didn’t think they were safe anymore,” Favors said. Favors says she was dropping her sons off at school when she saw some boys whom her children previously had…

Nate Parker addresses rape scandal: “I was speaking from a standpoint of ignorance”

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After a whirlwind of criticism over a 17-year-old rape case for which he was acquitted, Birth of a Nation star Nate Parker is speaking candidly about lessons learned. The 36-year-old opened up in an exclusive interview withEBONY magazine about understanding male privilege as well as the definition of consent, after his most recent Birth of a Nation screening at the Merge Summit in LA. ‘When I was first met with the news that…

Colin Kaepernick receives backlash from white fans after refusing to stand for National Anthem

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Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback has landed himself in hot water with white fans after refusing to stand for the National Anthem during a recent game. He was protesting the way black people are oppressed in the United States and he did what he felt was right stating: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people…