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Experience a historical retrospective as we present a visual journey through time with the Blackest Stories Of The Week. Witness a mosaic of moments that occurred this past week, offering a glimpse into the news that made headlines. Take a weekly dive into a collection of events that range from awe-inspiring to disturbingly shocking, delivered straight to you.

Pro Affirmative Action supporters and and counter protestors

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action So Colleges Can’t Consider Race In Admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned decades of precedent by prohibiting colleges from considering race in admissions. The ruling, stemming from a case involving Harvard and UNC, is expected to have nationwide implications. The 6-3 conservative majority decision has faced criticism for undermining progress and perpetuating racial disparities.

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L.A Resident

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Fate of Reparations for Black Californians in Lawmakers’ Hands

Reparations for Black Californians are closer to reality as the state’s Reparations Task Force has submitted its final proposal to lawmakers. Recommendations include issuing an apology, establishing a new agency for services to descendants of enslaved people, and providing cash payments to eligible individuals. The fate of these proposals now lies in the hands of California lawmakers and Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Jordan Williams, arrested for manslaughter in subway stabbing

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Charges Dropped Against Jordan Williams In Subway Self-Defense Fatal Stabbing

Charges of manslaughter against Jordan Williams, a young Black man who fatally stabbed a subway passenger while defending himself, have been dismissed. However, the grand jury reviewed the evidence and decided not to formally accuse him

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Ajike "AJ" Owens, funeral

Source: Ben Crump

Charges not upgraded to murder in killing of Ajike Owens, sparking outrage

A Florida prosecutor chooses not to upgrade murder charges against Susan Lorincz. A white woman who shot her unarmed Black neighbor, Ajike “AJ” Owens. The decision is based on insufficient evidence. Owens’ family and civil rights advocates express disappointment and call for justice. This is including the repeal of Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws.

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"Gate of the Exonerated" in Harlem

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Yusef Salaam, Exonerated and Elected: Wins NYC Council Primary in Landslide

Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, has won the Democratic primary for a seat on the New York City Council representing Harlem. Salaam, known for his advocacy work and personal experiences, is the first of the group to release a book about his wrongful conviction and pursuit of justice.

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Carlishia Hood and her 14-year-old son therapy suing Chicago police charges dropped

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Charges Dropped Against Chicago Mother and 14-Year-Old Son in Fast-Food Shooting

Carlishia Hood and her teenage son, initially charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Jeremy Brown during a fast-food restaurant fight in Chicago, had the charges dropped. However, video footage revealed that Brown had assaulted the son, resulting in a self-defense shooting. A crowdfunding campaign was established to support Hood’s family.

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Paris Protest Graffiti

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Justice for Nahel: Shooting of Black Teen in France Sparks Calls for Police Accountability

A 17-year-old Black delivery driver, Nahel M., was fatally shot by a police officer during a routine traffic check in a Paris suburb.  Leading to widespread outrage and calls for justice. The officer has been detained on suspicion of manslaughter. The incident has brought attention to systemic issues and sparked protests in Paris. Nonetheless, the community demands an end to unchecked violence and justice for the victim.

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Ralph Yarl

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Ralph Yarl Recounts Neighbor’s Refusal to Aid Him After Shooting in the Head on GMA

Ralph Yarl, was shot by his white neighbor after going to the wrong house. Sharing his story on Good Morning America and describing the moments leading up to the shooting. However, despite suffering a traumatic brain injury, Yarl finds solace in music. In addition, has received overwhelming support from his community.

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Host Jesse Watters

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Fox News Replaces Tucker Carlson With Jesse Watters, Continuing Controversial Stance

Jesse Watters questioned former President Barack Obama‘s “American perspective” based on his diverse background and experiences outside the United States, disregarding discussions held by Black Americans and news outlets on the matter. However, during a recent episode of The Five, Watters made remarks about former President Barack Obama’s perspective on media coverage. Questioning his “American perspective” due to his diverse background and experiences outside of the United States.

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