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Second Black Man Found Dead at Home of Ed Buck

How many more young Black men have to die in Buck's home before something is done?

The body of another young Black man was found at Ed Buck's home in West Hollywood early Monday.


Ed Buck, a prominent donor to the Democratic party, has been known to the keep the company of young Black gay men and was under scrutiny only 17 months ago following the death of another young Black gay man, Gemmel Moore. Moore overdosed on meth in Buck's apartment. The death was ruled as an "accidental overdose." There was speculation that Buck dosed these men with exorbitant amounts of illicit drugs. However, this information has never been confirmed.

Moore's case, at the persistence of his family and activists who believed that Buck's political connections may have influenced the decision to not charge him, was reopened, as of last year. The prosecution didn't change their finding.

The latest victim's name hasn't been released. His body was found at 4:05 a.m. (EST) after someone on the premises called 911. No cause of death has been determined, although the investigation is being conducted by homicide investigators. Reports showed that Buck was present at the home, at the time of both deaths. He has not been charged or arrested.

Buck's attorney, Seymour Amster, said, in a statement: "The man was a 'longtime friend' of Buck's who asked to come over. Ed was reluctant, but the friend was insistent, so Ed allowed the friend to come over. A short time later, the man 'began exhibiting bizarre behavior' which prompted Buck to call 911."

The Los Angeles LGBT Center, one of the nation's biggest providers of LGBT programs, is strongly urging Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva to investigate Monday's case aggressively and thoroughly.

"LGBT people have a considerable and urgent interest in a case that is so clearly linked to the health and safety of our community. The reports we have heard provide more questions than answers," the center said, in a statement.

Black Student in Kansas Sues School District for Racial Discrimination

The dance team's choreographer told Camille Sturdivant that her skin was "too dark" to perform because she "clashed" with uniforms.

Camille Sturdivant and coaches Kevin Murakami and Carley Fine

Camille Sturdivant has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Blue Valley School District for the abuse she was subjected to as a member of the high school dance team.

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Cardi B. Delivers a More Effective Speech About Trump's Shutdown on Instagram Than Politicians

"Our country is in a hellhole right now," she said. "All for a f‐‐‐ing wall."

Rapper Cardi B. told her 39 million Instagram followers on Wednesday night what she really thought about President Trump's partial government shutdown, his wall and about his absurd request to force people who aren't getting paid to go back to work.

She didn't mince words (she uses explicit language in the video).

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Five Cops Fired, Two Suspended After Man in Custody Died

"I can't breathe," Christopher Lowe said before he died. But officers still failed to call for help.

The Fort Worth Police Department has terminated five officers and suspended two for their involvement in the death of Christopher Lowe, 55, while he was in police custody last July.

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Vermont Continues to Fail Black Legislator Racially Harassed By White Nationalist

Kiah Morris resigned from her position because of the harassment, but Vermont's attorney general said he will not file charges against the perpetrators, including Max Misch.

Kiah Morris was the only Black woman in the Vermont House of Representatives, until she resigned from her position in September, after enduring years of racially motivated harassment.

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Trump's Government Shutdown Closes MLK Historic Sites

Ebenezer Baptist Church and most of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta are closed. "I feel a bit of sadness...I didn't expect to cry over this," said Bernice King.

Tuesday was Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and next Monday is our national celebration of the civil rights icon.

But school field trips, celebrations, families' visits to teach children about civil rights and the values of all people being created equally are being canceled due to President Trump's government shutdown.

Thousands of people who flock to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor, and to his home, as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C., will be disappointed. They are all closed.

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Roku Pulls Racist 'Infowars' After Social Media Backlash

Alex Jones, founder of Infowars, has also been accused of sexual harassment. He allegedly grabbed a Black employee's backside saying: "Who wouldn't want a Black wife?"

Reuters

Six months after major social media channels such as YouTube and Twitter banned Alex Jones' Infowars, Roku, a streaming service, added a channel for the show's 24 million users. Apparently, there has been a channel for the show on Roku for years, according to Roku spokesman Eric Savitz.

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