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There Are Actually 4 Types of Gentrification That Could Change Your City

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | August 20, 2014 | HuffPost Home
In 1985, gentrification was as easy to spot as a bottle of New Coke. According to a quiz published by the San Francisco Chronicle (and recently found by UCLA Ph.D. candidate Devin McCutchen), markers of a neighborhood on the cusp of yuppiedom included the introduction of gourmet bakeries,...

Michael Brown Accepted Jesus, Dreamt About His Own Death Before Ferguson Shooting: Family

AP | Antonia Blumberg | August 20, 2014 | Religion
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of a Missouri teenager who was fatally shot by a policeman say he had an eerie dream shortly before his death. Pastor Charles Ewing said Tuesday that his nephew Michael Brown Jr. had confessed Jesus as his savior a couple of weeks before Saturday's shooting....

Eric Holder Arrives In Ferguson

AP | Paige Lavender | August 20, 2014 | Politics
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made his way to Ferguson on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his...

Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Split Rumors Swirl

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | August 20, 2014 | Entertainment
The latest celebrity split rumor from the Hollywood gossip mill claims Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are headed for a breakup. The New York Post's Page Six reports Carey and Cannon are "living separately." She has allegedly suspected him of cheating and even hired security guards to...

All Of These Journalists Have Been Arrested In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | August 20, 2014 | Media
Reporters have become part of the story in Ferguson, a community outraged over the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer. Ever since journalists were arrested last Wednesday, a steady stream of reporters has been detained by local police. Here is a list of journalists who have...

Calvin Harris Out-Earns Jay Z, Toby Keith As World's Highest Paid DJ

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | August 20, 2014 | Entertainment
Just call Calvin Harris the Cash King. Forbes named the EDM superstar the highest-paid DJ in the entire world in its annual "Electronic Cash Kings" list. Between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014, Harris earned $66 million for playing more than 50 gigs and festivals. ...

Ad Service Classify Will Rewrite Your Lazy Craigslist Ad For Free

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | August 20, 2014 | HuffPost Home
When it comes to using Craigslist, one thing is certain -- if you manage to avoid potential horror stories, the site is a fantastic resource for local browsing and buying. It's also a go-to option for finally ridding your apartment of that couch you're embarrassed to...

Why Don't Cops Give Our Kids the Same Break They Gave the Ray Allen

The Root | Jessica Dickerson | August 20, 2014 | Black Voices
Former Miami Heat star forward Ray Allen is again standing on center court. This time, however, Allen stands in the unusual plight of victim. He was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight by events that reinforce the problems of places like Ferguson, Mo., and the issues of fairness and equality and...

Holder Heads To Ferguson With Options For Federal Shooting Probe

McClatchy | Braden Goyette | August 20, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON — Several options await the Justice Department inquiry that Attorney General Eric Holder will see firsthand Wednesday in embattled Ferguson, Mo., where he will meet with law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Gordon Parks' 1950s Photo Essay On Civil Rights-Era America Is As Relevant As Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | August 20, 2014 | Arts
Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the lens of iconic civil rights photographer Gordon Parks. Parks, a self-taught artist, believed in the photographic medium as a weapon of change, capable of awakening people's hearts...

No Charges In 3 Deadly Beatings At Rikers Island, Despite Homicide Rulings

AP | Inae Oh | August 20, 2014 | Crime
NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed. What followed, according to investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press, was a quick punch back from the guard that put Ramirez on the floor. Then...

19 Reasons To Start Running

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | August 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
You can probably come up with countless reasons for why you just can't run. You don't have enough time or enough energy or the right neighborhood or the right sports bra. You don't have the body or sturdy enough joints or the desire to compete in a race. You're just...

Kajieme Powell Identified As Man Killed In St. Louis Officer-Involved Shooting

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | August 20, 2014 | Crime
St. Louis officials have identified the 25-year-old man shot dead yesterday in an officer-involved shooting that happened only a few miles from where Michael Brown was killed by police earlier this month. Authorities said Kajieme Powell stole donuts and energy drinks from a store yesterday...

Ray J Pleads Not Guilty To Groping Woman, Resisting Arrest In Beverly Hills Hotel Incident

AP | Liat Kornowski | August 20, 2014 | Entertainment
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Ray J — whose legal name is William Ray Norwood — entered the plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of...

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video Has All The Butts You Could Ever Want In A Music Video

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | August 20, 2014 | Entertainment
After much teasing, Nicki Minaj dropped her video for "Anaconda" late Tuesday night. Some first glance observations include Nicki Minaj's butt in an Amazonian forest, Nicki Minaj's butt in teeny tiny denim cuttoffs, Nicki Minaj's butt in a pink thong, Nicki Minaj's butt in cutout black tights and Nicki Minaj's...

ACT Scores Paint Troubling Picture For Students Of Color

Joy Resmovits | August 20, 2014 | Black Voices
As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts. While only 39 percent of all students who took the...

Lone Man Stands Up To Crowd Of Looters In Ferguson

Ed Mazza | August 20, 2014 | Black Voices
In the past 10 days, looters in Ferguson, Mo., have often gone unchallenged as police focus on protesters and the media. Meanwhile, the only protection some businesses have had from these thieves has come from the very protesters the police have been trying to subdue. Watch the...

Another Night Of Unrest During Protests In Ferguson

Amanda Terkel | August 20, 2014 | Politics
FERGUSON, Mo. -- It was almost a peaceful night. But late Tuesday, the tension in the air broke and there were, once again, confrontations between police and the protesters out calling for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The protest built slowly Tuesday, in part due to...

Shooting Accounts Differ As Holder Schedules Visit To Ferguson

Jade Walker | August 20, 2014 | Black Voices
As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing.

Chris Christie Says It's Too Soon To Draw Conclusions On Ferguson

AP | August 20, 2014 | Politics
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie said it's too soon to draw conclusions about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent unrest there and criticized other politicians who have weighed in. Christie was asked at a town hall event Tuesday...
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