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Real Thought: Men Are Sluts…No Really, They Are

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One sunny day, as I was commuting through the city, I started to notice one particular thing that happened quite a few times that day: men and their advances towards me. Nothing major right? Well I took into account that this happened 5 times that day. Even as I write this blog, I start to think about things that normally another person would ask me. What was I wearing? Did I initiate eye contact?

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Stephen A. Smith suspended from ESPN for comments about domestic violence

ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for remarks the television host made about domestic violence on Friday.

Smith appears on the network’s show “First Take.” In addition to being suspended from the television show, Smith is also banned from making appearances on ESPN Radio for one week. 

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At just 3-years-old, my son has been suspended five times

The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He’s 3.” It was written by Tunette Powell, a motivational speaker and author. She is co-founder of The Truth Heals, a nonprofit for individuals and families affected by fatherlessness.

By: Tunette Powell

I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension because he had thrown a chair. He did not hit anyone, but he could have, the school officials told me.

JJ was 4 at the time.

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Angry UPS driver gives black man noose made of packing materials

David Mitchell holds the noose he said a UPS driver made for him

The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it’s investigating one of their drivers after a man says he handed him a noose during an office delivery.

Georgia resident David Mitchell says the driver acted strangely when they first encountered each other during work hours. 

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Why the term ‘minority’ is problematic

The following post originally appears on The Root under the title, “Let’s Stop Describing Ourselves As “Minorities.”

By: Hope E. Ferguson  

It’s already been two years since May 2012, when we learned that for the first time, U.S. babies born to parents who didn’t identify as white outnumbered those born to parents who did. What this means, according to demographers, is that by the year 2030 or thereabout, there will be no majority racial group in this country.  

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Update: Donald Sterling loses court battling in fight to keep Clippers

Donald Sterling has lost a court battle to his wife in an effort to stop her from selling the Los Angeles Clippers to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Shelly Sterling was awarded a sweeping victory in a tentative oral decision handed down by Judge Michael Levanas, who rejected all of Donald Sterling’s arguments in the probate trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. 

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Petition calls for slave memorial in Washington D.C.

A Change.org petition is calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge slaves with a memorial.

The petition, created by Craig Nessan, urges representatives to construct an African American slave memorial to acknowledge the contributions, trials and tribulations of our ancestors to the country. 

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Kendrick Johnson’s parents sue Georgia school system

The parents of a 17-year-old Georgia teen who was found dead in a rolled up gym mat at his high school is suing the district.

Kendrick Johnson died in Jan. 2013. 

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Homothugs, Hidden Hearts

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This is an essay in response to Joël Barraquiel Tan’s piece Homothugdragsterism in which he describes the lives of “Homothugs.”

It is sad and disheartening that we live in a world where in order to gain acceptance, one must put on a façade. Behind these imagined posteriors lies caged butterflies that are imprisoned by their own cocoons. The fact that many of these beautiful souls will never have the chance to spread their wings and fly freely in the open is deeply troublesome. Such is the life of “homothuggin’” where to truly be oneself, you have to posture and placate to conform to the masquerade of heteronormativity.



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Michele Roberts makes history by becoming NBPA’s first female executive director

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The NBPA (National Basketball Players Association) has elected Michele Roberts as its executive director. Roberts will become the first woman to head a men’s professional athletic association in the US. Roberts was one of three people, and the only woman, who was a finalist for the executive director post. Roberts will take over a position vacated by Billy Hunter 18 months ago.

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