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Black Women’s Lives Matter: Film Reveals Little-Known Story of the Grim Sleeper

As an invigorated movement emerges against police killings of black men, a timely new documentary examines American law enforcement’s negligence in the grisly killings of black women for over two and a half decades.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. Dies at 78

Marion Barry Jr., who began his career in public service during the civil rights era and spent four terms as mayor of Washington, D.C., died late Saturday night in his hometown at age 78.

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It’s A Start: Obama Commutes Harsh Drug Sentences for Eight Convicts

In the latest scale back of the nation’s war on drugs, the president has ordered the release of eight people serving from 15 years to life sentences for crack cocaine crimes that no longer would qualify for such harsh punishment.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Forges On Despite That Whole Crack-Smoking Thing

What is it about certain big-city mayors succumbing to the siren call of crack rock?

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Toronto Mayor Reportedly Knew Location of Video Said to Show Him Smoking Crack Cocaine

Before he denied the existence of a cellphone video of him allegedly smoking crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confirmed to senior aides at a meeting in City Hall nearly two weeks ago that he knew such a video had been shot and where it was being kept, the Toronto Star reported Thursday.

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Obama Unscathed by Scandals, Mayor Denies Smoking Crack, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a radio host makes shocking and incendiary remarks about Hillary Clinton and Bill Maher criticizes Republicans over the issue that he says should really be causing outrage.

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Marion Barry Does Reality TV

So Marion Barry ultimately wasn’t able to be Washington, D.C.‘s “mayor for life,” but he may get his own reality TV show. According to the Web site DCist, Barry, who’s now a city councilman, is currently filming a pilot for the show, although his chief of staff couldn’t say which network or production company was behind the project.

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