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Stacey Abrams Will Not Concede: 'Every Voice Matters'

85,000 votes were suppressed by Brian Kemp; Abrams is holding out to make sure no one gets shut out of being counted.

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In an election where corruption coated democracy, racism threatened freedom, and where Oprah Winfrey felt the need to take her billion-dollar self to the doors of voters, Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is making sure that every single voter's voice is heard.

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Moving While Black: 'They think I'm stealing, I've been hearing this for 40 years,' Says Karle Robinson​

After Robinson filed a complaint, the police chief gave the excuse that they recently had car break-ins and were on high alert.

Karle Robinson, 61, a retired Army vet was finally living his dream — moving to the countryside. He bought a home in Tonganoxie, Kan., and had almost finished a grueling 12-hour move back in August, in the early hours of the morning, when police showed up, shined flashlights, and asked him to prove he lived there and cuffed him.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

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Wale, a rapper and record producer, stated two members of an American Airlines crew told him "he didn't belong in first class" and, allegedly, threatened to call the police.

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Former Federal Air Marshals Say They Were Told to Target 'N*ggers'

The men said they were wasting resources, meanwhile real terrorists were out there.

Three former federal air marshals, Steve Theodoropoulos, Henry Preston, and Ed Cunningham, said they were told by a supervisor to target "the Black people" when they worked in Orlando because "they're the ones who have warrants."

"But he didn't use 'Black people' he used the n-word," said Theodoropoulos.

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Florida Shooter Who Killed Black Man in Parking Lot Has History of Gun Threats

Michael Drejka's "Stand Your Ground" defense in the shooting of Markeis McGlockton buckles.

Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted, according to jurors on the basis of Florida's Stand Your Ground law. It seems the same law will not work in shooter Michael Drejka's favor.

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Utility Company Provides Black Woman with Racial Slur as Online Password

"I cannot believe this. I just can't believe it," Erica Conway said.

Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a utility company in Washington, sent Erica Conway, a Black woman, a racial slur as the temporary password for her online account. PSE claims it was a mistake, but Conway, a longtime volunteer of the Seattle chapter of the NAACP, refutes that — she said it was intentional. Kimberly J. Harris is president and CEO of PSE.

Harris leads an executive leadership team that is all white. Conway said past temporary passcodes she's received were just random letters, but not this time.

"I clicked 'forgot password' and got a temporary password from PSE and it was capital N-I-G-G-A and I was quite shocked," Conway told KIRO7. "It was like an emotional roller coaster. Shock, disbelief, disgusted, angry. It was just, yeah, even now I'm just kind of like I cannot believe this. I just can't believe it."

Conway told a PSE customer service agent about the password she received, but the agent didn't take her complaint seriously, she said. "You guys didn't screen out this word''' Conway told KIRO7 she asked the agent. "And she said, 'Why would we?" and I said, "What do you mean why would we? This is an offensive word.' And she stated to me, 'No one uses that word anymore.' And I was, like, where are you living, what planet are you living on?"

The agent told Conway she's heard the word before "in the movies by African Americans." "I said, 'I think we need to stop this conversation,'" Conway told K5News.

PSE is headquartered in Bellevue. The city's population is estimated at 144,444 residents of which 56.8 percent are white, 2.7 percent Black, 33 percent Asian, 7 percent Latino and less than one percent American Indian. The company said sending the racial slur to Conway was a computer-generated mistake. Janet Kim, PSE spokeswoman, told KIRO7 that the password was offensive and apologized "to this customer" and "the community, for what has happened."

"These passwords are generated automatically so they go straight from the system straight to the customers," Kim said. "So, it's not able to be accessed by an employee."

That may be the case. But whom is PSE using to create its computer programs and algorithms? "Since this happened, we were able to go into there and put some parameters so we could eliminate the ability for the system to generate any sort of words," Kim told K5News.

Thurman Blevins reportedly was drinking gin and shooting a gun in the air on June 23 in a Minneapolis, Minn., neighborhood. When police arrived on the scene, Blevins was sitting on the curb with his girlfriend and baby.

From bodycam footage released Sunday, the police are heard saying he's got a gun and they jumped out of their car.

A chase ensues, and an officer yells that if Blevins doesn't put down his gun, the officer was "going to f*cking shoot" him.

Seconds later, Blevins is shot dead in the back.

If Blevins was shooting a gun recklessly, he was endangering the public. But some argue that the situation could've been de-escalated by police instead of using deadly force. The aggressive comment the officer made also colors the situation.

Minneapolis NAACP president Leslie Badue said in a Facebook post, "Eye witnesses stated he was killed while running away from the officers. The witnesses say that he was sitting on the curb with his girlfriend and baby. The cup that he was drinking can still be seen at the scene."

Ron Davis, former head of the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), has said activists, cops and experts can argue over proving or disproving bias, but it doesn't matter to those who are shot.

"From the community that's receiving it," he said, "it doesn't feel like disparity. It feels like bias — it feels like racism."

Protests ensued and the reports of Blevins' possession of a gun were conflicting. But deadly force by police is used against people of color more than whites.

Data collected from the nation's largest police departments showed: police shot at least 1,670 Black people from 2010 through 2016, which is 55 percent of the total and more than double the share of the Black population in these communities. It also showed Blacks shot by police were more likely to be committing a robbery or involved in a shooting. Whites were more often involved in suicide attempts or domestic violence incidents and other serious crimes.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and mayor Jacob Frey have not commented on the incident and a criminal investigation into the shooting of Blevins is still pending.

Both officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly are currently on leave.

NAACP: ‘Brett Kavanaugh Is a Dangerous Ideologue’

"Over and over again, he has ruled against civil rights, workers' rights, consumer rights, and women's rights," said America's most recognized civil rights organization.

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had a few choice words on President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, one of which was "dangerous."

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A tone-deaf apology, a PR campaign with a commercial name-dropping a celebrity, a one-day training, a chairman steps down … and here Starbucks is none the wiser.

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#ShoppingWhileBlack for Underwear: A Woman Cuffed with no Explanation

Victoria's Secret offers a gift card and apology — completely misses the mark.

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In Collierville, Tenn., last week, Jovita Jones Cage returned a bra with a receipt to Victoria's Secret because the security tag had not been removed. An employee later called the police, and Jones was approached, cuffed with no explanation, escorted out and told she was banned from shopping there.

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White Racists Use Intimidation for Years to Beat Black Employee with Disability into Slavery

This week's guilty plea to federal charges says what many knew — this was calculated.

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Bobby Paul Edwards, 53, who was charged with slavery, assault and battery, false imprisonment, Fair Labor violations and discriminations against John Christopher Smith, a Black employee with intellectual disabilities at J&J Cafeteria in Myrtle Beach, S.C., plead guilty on Monday.

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NAACP Sues Betsy DeVos for Dismissing Civil Rights Complaints

DeVos attempts to further put into silence those that speak out against discrimination.

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The NAACP is suing Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education for their blatant disregard for civil rights.

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