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Black America Bamboozled by Russian Propaganda Campaign to Help Trump

Reports on Russian social media campaigns show how racial division was leveraged to help Trump win. The NAACP has called on users to #LogOutFacebook in a digital protest.

REUTERS

There was a huge effort by Russian operatives to target Black social media users during the 2016 election in hopes of discouraging Democratic voter turnout. The trolls were stoking sentiments of racial divide in the U.S. in support of electing Donald Trump, who on the campaign trail asked Black people, "What the hell do you have to lose?"

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Black Man Finds 'Slave' Doll With Racial Slurs Hanging in His Work Truck

Steven Parks, and his wife, work for Waste Pro. The incident is being investigated as a crime.

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A Black couple in Florida found a lynched "slave" doll and a racist warning at their shared workplace.

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Lawyer Unleashes Racist and Violent Tirade on NYC Subway: Video

A white woman who attacked an Asian woman riding the subway was arrested.

Screenshot of Facebook video

A woman's racist and violent tirade on a New York City subway was captured on several cellphone videos. One of the videos was posted on Facebook and has gone viral with more than 8 million views. She has been identified as Anna Lushchinskaya, an attorney based in Brooklyn.

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Miami Beach Cop Punches Unarmed Black Man in the Face, Knocking Him Out Cold

Police chief puts officer on desk duty, but he should be fired.

Miami Beach Police Officer Adriel Dominguez sucker-punched a Black man identified as Lowell Poitier Jr., a 35-year-old homeless man, at a hotel in Miami.

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Police Investigate Teen's Threats to Lynch N*****s in Racist Snapchat Video

NAACP says: While the state has hate crime laws, they're not often enforced.

A white teen, social media identified as a student at Southington High School in Connecticut, made a racist video that included threats of lynching Black people and claims that he "hung 12 Black men from a tree just this night."

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Governor Considering Cyntoia Brown's Bid for Clemency

A Black Lives Matter member confronted Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who only has six weeks left in office, making the case for Brown's clemency. Lawmakers are advocating for her as well.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has said he is considering the clemency request for Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who picked her up for sex when she was a teen. The adept questioning of a member of Black Lives Matter Nashville prompted Haslam's statement.

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Cincinnati Teacher Bans Natural Hairstyles for Concert, Middle School Apologizes

The memo banned students from sporting "outlandish" hairstyles like "large afros."

Steven Reeves, a music teacher at Pleasant Run Middle in Cincinnati, sent a letter home for young men to see a barber and young ladies to see a cosmetologist the night before the show. The letter banned natural hairstyles — like "large afros"specifically worn by Black children at the school.

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Jasmine Headley, age 23, was carrying her child into a city agency building in Brooklyn where SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is located, and sat on the floor to wait as there were no more chairs. A bystander, Nyashia Ferguson, who goes by the name Monae Sinclair on Facebook, reported she saw a security guard confront Headley and the two got into an argument. Security called the police, and when they arrived, Headley tried to explain, but they cut her off. That's when things got ugly.

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