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Activist Shaun King offers $35,000 cash reward for busting white man who killed 7-year-old black girl at Walmart

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Journalist and activist Shaun King and civil rights attorney Lee Merritt are offering a $35,000 reward to the person who can find Jazmine Barnes’ killer.

Barnes, a seven-year-old girl, was shot in a random drive-by shooting while her family was leaving a Walmart parking lot in Houston, Texas.

King took to social media to help raise awareness about the tragic death and encouraged anybody with information to come forward.

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The killer was described as a 40-year-old white man, driving a red pick-up truck.

King tweeted that he would give a $35,000 to the person who finds the killer.

 

Her mother, LaPorsha Washington, 30, was injured during the shooting. Her mother gave an emotional interview. Watch below.

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US Supreme Court agrees to decide if taxpayer funded religious adoption agencies can discriminate against LGBTQ people

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The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case that could determine if taxpayer-funded religious organizations, including adoption and foster care agencies, can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people. Monday morning the conservative-majority court agreed to hear Fulton v. Philadelphia, which is being litigated by the far right wing Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Catholic Social Services is claiming it has a First Amendment right to discriminate against same-sex couples and LGBTQ people, – including refusing to allow them to adopt or foster children – while still accepting taxpayer funds.

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Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’

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An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.

The WikiLeaks attorney appeared at Woolwich Crown Court along with U.S. prosecutors, who argued that Assange should be extradited the United States, where he faces 18 charges and up to 175 years in jail.

Attorneys for Assange previously told the court that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) tried to broker a pardon deal between the White House and Assange if he would agree to say that Russia was not the source of hacked Democratic Party emails.

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Black teens shocked after basketball announcer calls their names ‘disgusting’

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A longtime announcer at high-school basketball games in Oklahoma sparked outrage last week when he said that black players on the Crooked Oak High School lady's basketball team had "disgusting" names.

Local news station KFOR reports that the announcer made the remarks during a game between Crooked Oak and rival Newkirk High School on Friday.

In a video taken at the game, the announcer can be heard saying, "The Crooked Oak Lady Ruff Necks, now their names are pretty disgusting."

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