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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," dreadlocks and braids.

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," dreadlocks and braidsspecifically worn by Black children at the school.

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Update: Charges Dropped Against Mother Violently Separated From Child By Cops

Officers put on modified duty, while Jazmine Headley's one-year-old son has bruising from the struggle with police.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that Jazmine Headley, age 23, would not face charges related to her Friday arrest, and called for her immediate release. Justice Craig S. Walker of the State Supreme Court ordered her release.

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Rec Room Bar and Grill, Lynnwood, Wash.

The FBI is helping local authorities investigate an attack on a Black DJ by several white supremacists at a tavern in Washington State over the weekend.

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KKK Costumes Spark Outrage at an Arizona High School

"There's no justification for it," said a student's parent.

A high school play, in which three students wore Ku Klux Klan costumes, angered many parents at a local Arizona prep 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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