Black man shot in face by Baltimore cops acquitted after jury rejects police testimony

For the more than 240 days since Keith Davis was shot in the face by Baltimore police, he has nursed his wounds from a jail cell, facing a barrage of charges on allegations that he robbed an unlicensed cab driver and fled. Davis was the first police-involved shooting since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody set off citywide protests in April.

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The tale of a former slave sheds light on South Carolina's presidential primaries

The life of Robert Smalls, a slave turned politician, serves to illustrate the story of US race relations since reconstruction – a period whose central concerns remain powerfully relevant in 2016, a historian says

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Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson runs to be Baltimore mayor

Prominent Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson announced on Wednesday night that he will run for mayor of Baltimore, a move that could shake up both the movement and the city’s politics.

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