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White Man Calls Cops on Black Politician: 'They Are Waiting for Drugs at the Local Drug House'

Despite her experience, politician Sheila Stubbs exchanged numbers with the officer, offering to help the police with race relations in other neighborhoods.

Sheila Stubbs was canvassing a predominantly white neighborhood in her jurisdiction of Madison, Wisc., when the police showed up to question her. They asked how Stubbs knew what houses to approach, and for her materials, which she provided. Then police apologized, saying, "I'm sorry this happened to you."

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Video: Maxine Waters Says It's Crucial for Black Communities to Vote in Midterm Elections

"We need to change the direction of this country," Waters said when accepting an award from The National Newspaper Publishers Association.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) with a National Leadership Award during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 48th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday night.

Waters urged the association of more than 200 Black-owned community newspapers from around the U.S. to encourage Black people to get out and vote in the midterm elections.

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Trump Says of Aid to Puerto Rico: 'Incredibly Successful' Storm Response

"If he thinks the death of 3,000 people is a success, God help us all," said Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan.

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President Trump actually boasted on Tuesday about the shortcomings that killed 3,000 Puerto Ricans during, and after, Hurricane Maria last September.

He said that while the response to hurricanes in Texas and Florida got excellent grades, "I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success."

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White Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter for Shooting Black Man in His Own Apartment

Dallas family protested the officer being free and on leave for three days after the killing.

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Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who is white, fatally shot a 26-year-old Black man, Botham Jean, in his own apartment on Thursday, claiming she entered what she thought was her own home.

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Comcast NBCUniversal Platform Honoring Civil Rights Champions Reaches Milestone

Dedicated to the sacrifice, service, and vision of America's civil rights champions, Voices chronicles stirring firsthand accounts from the front lines of America's struggle for racial equity.

Originally Published by Comcast NBCUniversal.

Five years ago, Comcast NBCUniversal launched 'Voices of the Civil Rights Movement' to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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Alaska Airlines Under Fire for Separating Gay Couple on Flight to Give Seats to Heterosexual Couple

"We could not bear the feeling of humiliation for an entire cross-country flight and left the plane," David Cooley said in a Facebook post.

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Alaska Airlines is apologizing for an act of blatant discrimination against a same-sex couple, but the damage is already done as #BoycottAlaskaAirlines is circulating social media.

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FSU to Remove Statue of its Slave-Owning Founder, Sort of

Students have been fighting to remove the statue since 2016 and were met with a compromise.

After two years of protests from students, Florida State University has agreed to remove the statue of founder Francis Eppes VII, grandson of Thomas Jefferson and known slave-owner, from the school's entrance.

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