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Staples Fires Manager Who Accused Pregnant Black Woman of Theft, Offers Canned Apology

A company representative didn't reach out to Sherell Bates, who found out the news on social media.

Staples has fired a store manager who falsely accused, Sherell Bates, currently 34-weeks pregnant with twins, of stealing from a Pineville, N.C., store by hiding merchandise under her shirt.

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Sprint Gives Black Woman’s Cellphone Number to Racist Who Sends Vulgar Texts

"This man sent texts that were violent and racist," Almitra Buzan said.

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Almitra Buzan, and her husband Robert, made a visit to a Sprint store in Missouri due to a Wi-Fi disconnection on her cellphone. Almitra got connected to a racist instead.

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Sources confirmed that Aretha Franklin passed away this morning at 8 a.m. at the age of 76.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Admits to False Statement on Obama and Black Employment

Trump's administration, again, attempts to downplay the accomplishments of the first Black president.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted Tuesday evening on Twitter that she gave false information when attempting to tout President Trump's record on job creation for Black Americans.

Sanders told reporters, Tuesday, during a White House press briefing:

"This president, since he took office, created 700,000 new jobs for African-Americans. After eight years of President Obama in office, he only created 195,000 jobs for African-Americans. President Trump, in his first year and a half, has already tripled what President Obama did in eight years."

She greatly undercounted the number of jobs created under Obama.

According to the official count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since the Great Recession, most of the employment gains for Black people took place during the Obama administration.

From January 2009 to January 2017, Obama increased employment for Black Americans by about 3 million jobs.

"Sanders' error dramatically alters the comparison between the two presidents," according to PolitiFact.

"Rather than Trump tripling Obama's increase in African-American employment, it is actually Obama who in eight years quadrupled the increase Trump oversaw in a year and a half. And Obama had to deal with the fall-out from the Great Recession during that period."

After the backlash from Sanders' statement, the White House's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) said in a tweet: "Apologies for @WhiteHouseCEA's earlier miscommunication to @PressSec."

Sanders then re-tweeted the CEA, adding her own message:

Unite the Right 2 Lost in a Sea of Diverse, Anti-Hate Voices

"I had more people at my niece's baby shower than this," said a counter-protester.

White supremacists gathering for the Unite the Right 2 rally on Sunday in Washington, D.C., showed up 40 strong. Meanwhile, thousands of people met in the city prepared for a counter-protest.

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Kevin Hart Creates Scholarships, Showing Support for HBCUs

"I just wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for our future leaders," Hart said.

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart, the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), and the United Negro College Fund have partnered to provide scholarships for 18 students to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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'My Turban Saved Me': Sikh Man Survives Brutal Attack, Police Investigating as Hate Crime

Surjit Singh Malhi's attackers also spray-painted a white-supremacist symbol and the words "Go back to your country" on his vehicle.

By Ida Harris

A Sikh man was the victim of a brutal beatdown in an apparent hate attack, however, his turban may have saved his life.

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​'Lazy Cop Syndrome': Cop Tases 11-Year-Old Black Girl in Cincinnati

The officer accused the child of shoplifting and decided to use force.

Off-duty cop Kevin Brown, who works as a security officer at Kroger in Cincinnati, accused an 11-year-old girl of shoplifting food, and shot her in the back with a taser when she didn't stop walking away from him.

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Cuomo Goes for the Jugular: NRA Claims It May Not Be Able to Stay Afloat Financially

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo takes action against insurance policy described as "murder insurance." Chubb insurance and Lockton Affinity are the NRA enablers.

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The NRA says New York State's "blacklisting campaign" is to blame for them losing their liability insurance, and is now trying to sue the state for money. Chubb Ltd., the insurance company that provided the Carry Guard program, said it wouldn't renew the insurance for "any price."

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