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LeBron James Says 'Trump Uses Sports to Divide Us'

The sports star candidly shared his thoughts on Trump's tactics and what it means to be Black in America.

After celebrating the opening of his STEM-based I Promise School for at-risk youth, LeBron James took direct shots at President Trump's leadership while speaking with CNN's Don Lemon.

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LeBron James Opens 'I Promise School' for Underprivileged Children

The athlete aims to provide for Ohio, where Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education seem to fail.

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LeBron James refuses to allow society to box him into being solely an athlete. Knowing first-hand what it means to overcome adversity at an early age, the L.A. Lakers' newest star has found the ultimate way to give back to his hometown by opening the "I Promise School."

If we were to break this down from the perspective of team ability, it's fair to say that James and his partnership with Akron Public Schools are currently starters, while Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education are second string.

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Jeffrey Whitman, the now-former owner of Uriah's Heating and Cooling, was caught on video stalking Charles Lovett to his home and calling him the N-word because Lovett honked his horn at him while the two were in traffic.

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Citing Trump, Some Republican Women to Vote Democratic in Ohio Election

In interviews with a dozen women, mostly Republicans, in the Midwestern state's 12th Congressional District, several said they would buck their voting habits to support the Democratic candidate on Aug. 7.

Democratic candidate Danny O'Connor meets with campaign volunteers ahead of a special election in Ohio's 12th congressional district in Dublin, Ohio, U.S., July 15, 2018. / REUTERS

(Reuters) — Becky von Zastrow often votes Republican in her affluent central Ohio suburb — but her dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump has convinced her to back the Democrat in a special-election test for both parties next month.

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Woman Calls 911 on Black Child Delivering Newspapers in Ohio Neighborhood

"Sad, I can't even teach my son the value of working without someone whispering and looking at us out the side of their eye," said Uriah Sharp's mother.

Yet again in Ohio, a woman calls the cops on a Black boy for doing an honest job in the neighborhood.

As 12-year-old Uriah Sharp walked up to homes in Upper Arlington on Friday to deliver newspapers, a neighbor watched him. It was obvious what he was doing, nevertheless, she became suspicious and notified Upper Arlington Police.

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White Officer Finally Fired for Racist Posts, Threats Against Black Police Chief

It took the support of the NAACP and community advocates to accelerate justice.

Hocking College Interim Police Chief Tiffany Tims and former Nelsonville Police Officer Joshua Braglin

Black women disproportionately experience violence at home, at school and at work. So it's disconcerting that in Southeastern Ohio, despite a threat of violence by Nelsonville Police Officer Joshua Braglin against Tiffany Tims, the interim police chief at Hocking College, Braglin managed to keep his job for months until pressure from the local community forced him out on Wednesday.

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White Officer Called Black Police Chief N-Word, Threatened to Beat Her to 'Death With a Banana'

Despite proof of a series of racist and threatening Facebook posts against Tiffany Tims, an Ohio officer hasn't been fired.

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UPDATE May 30, 2018 at 10:38 p.m. ET:

On Wednesday night the Nelsonville City Council unanimously voted to fire police officer Joshua Braglin. The vote came during a city council meeting attended by numerous protesters.

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A white male police officer from Southeastern Ohio made racist and threatening Facebook posts against Hocking College Interim Police Chief Tiffany Tims, who is Black. Nelsonville Police Officer Joshua Braglin hasn't been fired. So, community organizers have scheduled a protest for Wednesday evening.

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Cop Who Stomped on Handcuffed Black Suspect's Head Returns to Work

"Everyone knows he's going to get his job back," Jason Pappas, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge No. 9, said previously.

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Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen was fired over the summer after video footage showed him stomping on a suspect. Now he haws been reinstated.

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Teacher Who Told Black Student Classmates Would 'Lynch' Him Is Not Fired Or Suspended

"I told her, 'Next time you're frustrated are you going to call him a n*****?'" said the young boy's mother.

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An Ohio middle school teacher will not be suspended or terminated after telling her 13-year-old Black student he would face a lynch mob if he didn't do his work.

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Trump Continues Campaign Theatrics at Ohio Rally

The president-elect made the unusual decision to hold a rally post-election and used the time to once again promote division rather than unity.

President-elect Donald Trump / REUTERS

After promising to be "a president for all Americans" and calling for unity, President-elect Donald Trump returned to his usual theatrics at a rally in Ohio on Thursday night. His supporters chanted "Build the wall" and "Lock her up," he attacked "the very dishonest media," he mocked protesters and he slammed Ohio's own Republican Gov. John Kasich.

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LeBron James Endorses Hillary Clinton: Will Other Millennials Follow His Lead?

James, who is said to be living the "quintessential Millennial Dream," brings focus to a critical swing state — Ohio.

James, who is said to be living the "quintessential Millennial Dream," brings focus to a critical swing state — Ohio.

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Ohio Attorney Sentenced to Jail for Wearing BLM Button Files Lawsuit

"To remain neutral has become an accomplice to oppression." — Attorney Andrea Burton

"To remain neutral has become an accomplice to oppression." — Attorney Andrea Burton

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