Bring That Week Back: Police Presence "The Butler" Screening Sparks Backlash

Plus, Philadelphia borrows money to start schools on time.

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Police Presence at Showing of The Butler Sparked Backlash - Pastor tells female staff to not wear weaves to church; judge approves 50 school closings in Chicago, plus more news headlines. — By LaToya Bowlah and Natelege Whaley Tiffany Flowers and her boyfriend, Alan Hanson, attended the showing of Lee Daniels’ The Butler at Regal Cinemas in Silver Spring, Maryland, but hardly expected to share the experience with armed guards. After receiving support from followers on Twitter, Flowers contacted the theater’s manager, who claimed that sold-out movies warrant armed security.  (Photo: The Weinstein Company)

Pastor Tells Female Staff to Not Wear Weaves to Church - Pastor A.J. Aamir of Resurrecting Faith in Waco, Texas, told American Preachers that he has instructed his female staff to stop wearing weave. ?Our Black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not,? Aamir said. (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG)

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Pastor Tells Female Staff to Not Wear Weaves to Church - Pastor A.J. Aamir of Resurrecting Faith in Waco, Texas, told American Preachers that he has instructed his female staff to stop wearing weave. “Our Black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not,” Aamir said. (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG)

Black Parents Say Alabama City Resegregated Schools - A group of African-American parents has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Troy School District in Alabama for re-segregating classrooms. The plaintiffs say the district?s policy of ?parent choice,? which allows parents to choose their children?s teachers and classmates, is unconstitutional.  (Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

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Black Parents Say Alabama City Resegregated Schools - A group of African-American parents has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Troy School District in Alabama for re-segregating classrooms. The plaintiffs say the district’s policy of “parent choice,” which allows parents to choose their children’s teachers and classmates, is unconstitutional.  (Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

Group of Black Brooklyn Youths Attack White Couple for Honking at Them - A group of ten Black teens aged 12-18 started kicking the car of a white couple Monday in Brooklyn after the couple honked at them to move out of the street because they had the green light. The kids allegedly screamed “Get those crackers!” and “Get that white whore!” as they pulled the man and woman to the ground.  (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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New York Father Dies After Police Raid Apartment - The family of Carlo Alcis, 43, is seeking justice after Alcis collapsed and died following a police raid of their Brooklyn apartment Thursday morning. The NYPD stormed the father’s home looking for a suspect in a cellphone robbery, but they did not have a warrant to search. Rev. Al Sharpton has called for a full criminal investigation. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Trayvon's Mother Criticizes Stop and Frisk - Sybrina Fulton has spoken out against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice, which was ruled unconstitutional last Monday. "You can't give people the authority — whether it's civilians or police officers — the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin," said Fulton. (Photo: Courtesy of MSNBC)

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Disable Woman Held Captive in Philly Basement - Police have arrested Regina Bennett, 46, for holding a woman with special needs captive in her basement. Authorities found the 36-year-old woman bound to a bed with sores on her body after they searched Bennett?s home following an argument she had with her neighbor. (Photo: AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

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Disable Woman Held Captive in Philly Basement - Police have arrested Regina Bennett, 46, for holding a woman with special needs captive in her basement. Authorities found the 36-year-old woman bound to a bed with sores on her body after they searched Bennett’s home following an argument she had with her neighbor. (Photo: AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)

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White Officer Threatens Black Family in St. Louis - St. Louis County police apologized to a Black family who were questioned and threatened by a police officer Friday while they were fixing up a foreclosed home for a real estate firm. “I’m going to assume that you’re legitimate, but if something happens down the road, then we’re gonna come down like the headless horseman,” the officer told Dale C. Watson and his family. (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Florida House Speaker Agrees to Hearings on Stand Your Ground - Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford announced that he will order hearings this fall on Florida’s “stand your ground” law. But Weatherford assigned the task of chairing the hearings to Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is a staunch supporter of the law. “I don’t support changing one damn comma of the stand your ground law,” Gaetz said on Friday. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Florida Lawmakers Reject Stand Your Ground Special Session - On Tuesday, Florida lawmakers rejected a special hearing to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground laws. The 108-47 decision comes after four weeks of protest at the Florida capitol by the Dream Defenders, who demanded the special session. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NYC Mayor Says Fingerprints Should Be Used to Enter Public Housing - On Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said fingerprinting technology should be used to track individuals entering public housing as a way to ?keep bringing crime down there.? Bill Thompson, the sole African-American mayoral candidate, criticized Bloomberg's remarks as another way to criminalize minorities. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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NYC Mayor Says Fingerprints Should Be Used to Enter Public Housing - On Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said fingerprinting technology should be used to track individuals entering public housing as a way to “keep bringing crime down there.” Bill Thompson, the sole African-American mayoral candidate, criticized Bloomberg's remarks as another way to criminalize minorities. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Borrows Money to Start Schools on Time - After laying off 3,783 employees and closing 24 institutions in the district in June, Philadelphia made a last-minute decision to open its schools on time. The city borrowed $50 million to open on Sept. 9 with minimum staffing and sharp cutbacks on extracurricular programs. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia Borrows Money to Start Schools on Time - After laying off 3,783 employees and closing 24 institutions in the district in June, Philadelphia made a last-minute decision to open its schools on time. The city borrowed $50 million to open on Sept. 9 with minimum staffing and sharp cutbacks on extracurricular programs. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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Judge Approves 50 School Closings in Chicago - A federal judge denied a request from parents to block the 50 school closings in Chicago because they would impact primarily African-American and Latino students. U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee disagreed with the complaint that the closings will harm students academically. (Photo: AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Judge Approves 50 School Closings in Chicago - A federal judge denied a request from parents to block the 50 school closings in Chicago because they would impact primarily African-American and Latino students. U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee disagreed with the complaint that the closings will harm students academically. (Photo: AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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12-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Home in Miami - While getting her hair done in her grandmother?s Miami home, Tequila Forshee, 12, was gunned down Wednesday night when bullets were fired at the house. The grandmother, Tawanda Frazier-Brown, was shot in the leg; Tequila was pronounced dead at the scene. Frazier-Brown said that her son may have been the target. (Photo: Courtesy of CBS Miami News)

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12-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Home in Miami - While getting her hair done in her grandmother’s Miami home, Tequila Forshee, 12, was gunned down Wednesday night when bullets were fired at the house. The grandmother, Tawanda Frazier-Brown, was shot in the leg; Tequila was pronounced dead at the scene. Frazier-Brown said that her son may have been the target. (Photo: Courtesy of CBS Miami News)

Georgia Southern State University Student Jailed Over Tumblr Remark - Caleb Clemmons, 20, remains in jail six months after posting the following message on Tumblr: "? i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested." Clemmons' bond had been set at $20,000. Under Georgia state law, such threats are punishable by a $1,000 fine or a five-year prison sentence. (Photo: Courtesy of Caleb Clemmons)

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Georgia Southern State University Student Jailed Over Tumblr Remark - Caleb Clemmons, 20, remains in jail six months after posting the following message on Tumblr: "… i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested." Clemmons' bond had been set at $20,000. Under Georgia state law, such threats are punishable by a $1,000 fine or a five-year prison sentence. (Photo: Courtesy of Caleb Clemmons)

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Dream Defenders End Protest - The Dream Defenders caught the nation’s attention after staging a sit-in three days after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. After 31 days, the group left the Florida capitol. (Photo: Mickey Adair/Getty Images)