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Baltimore Ends Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

More than 90 percent of cases were against Blacks.

Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore, said on Tuesday that she would stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases regardless of quantity or prior criminal record.

Mosby also urged state legislators to support a bill allowing her to vacate almost 5,000 criminal convictions, including corrupt police cases.

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The opening experiment to universal basic income might be underway. The community of Stockton, Calif., is planning to hand out $500 a month to 100 citizens. This project is being funded by the cofounder of Silicon Valley giant Facebook, Chris Hughes, and his firm, the Economic Security Project. For a few years, Silicon Valley, along with Finland and Canada, has been promoting the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI). The concept is to ensure everyone has enough money to live, so there could be more focus on innovation.

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Dear Trump: Not all Black People Live in Inner Cities

Social media users, including the NAACP, corrected Trump's response to a question asked at the second presidential debate.

During the town hall-style presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Trump in St. Louis Sunday night, an African American audience member asked if the candidates would be a president for all Americans. Trump responded by explaining the plight of people living in "inner cities," conflating the Black questioner as a representative of the inner city, and using inaccurate statistics to make his point.

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2015 saw an increase in median household income for whites, Blacks, Asians and Hispanics, the newest report from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed, the highest increase being among Hispanic households.

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Milwaukee a 'Powder Keg' Due to Decades of Racial Tension, Economic Inequality

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke blamed the riots in the city on "tribal behavior" resulting from households led by single mothers, but the city's history and data tells otherwise.

This incident was unlike the recent police-related deaths of unarmed Black men, including Alton Sterling. Smith was armed, a foot chase ensued and he refused to drop his gun, according to authorities. The clashing of citizens and police is more indicative of a tipping point for the city of Milwaukee in regard to racial tension mixed with oppressive economic conditions.

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Poverty Vaccine: Reading to Children Before Age 3

How promoting literacy in young kids will help them in the future by making them more employable and keeping them out of jail.

How promoting literacy in young kids will help them in the future by making them more employable and keeping them out of jail.

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Media Outlets Report Violence in Waco Differently from Baltimore, Ferguson

In the wake of a bloody biker gang shootout critics noted a double standard in how it was reported compared to racial unrest.

By Michael Nam

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GOP Congressman Links Gay Marriage to Baltimore

Rep. Bill Flores ignores institutional racism responsible for the protests in Baltimore in order go after same-gender marriage.

By Michael Nam

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BREAKING NEWS: Freddie Gray's Death Ruled a Homicide

State's Attorney announced charges for cops in Freddie's 'rough ride' that killed him and protests erupted in Philly, Chicago and New York.

By Michael Nam

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The Misery That Is Black Baltimore

The city of Baltimore was ripe for an explosion with a historically impoverished, segregated and brutalized underclass.

By Michael Nam

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STUDY: Asian-American Financial Diversity Overlooked

Headlines hype the relative wealth of Asian-Americans, but a new study looks closely at the financial realities for many sub-communities in that group.

By Michael Nam

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Poverty Rates Down—Except for Underrepresented Groups

The new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that Americans are slowly coming out of a six-year-long, recession-induced downfall. So why are millions of Blacks and Latinos still living in poverty?

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By Julissa Catalan

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