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For Marshawn Lynch & Brown Boys Who Dare to Control Their Own Stories

“Telling your own story is revolutionary,” Britni Danielle of Brown Boy Genius says of Marshawn Lynch.

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Officer Responsible for Death of 7-Year-Old Will Not Be Retried

The police officer responsible for the death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones will not face retrial.

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Watch: Ava DuVernay on Selma and #OscarsSoWhite


“The question is why was ‘Selma’ the only film that was in the running with people of color for the award?”



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Are millennials tolerant racists?

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White millennials are more prejudice than they’d like to think writes Al Jazeera.

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Marissa Alexander Released from Prison

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Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to prison for firing warning shots during a dispute with her abusive ex-husband, has finally been released from prison.

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Sixteen-year-old girl shot and killed by Denver police

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Sixteen-year-old Jesse Hernandez was shot by two Denver, Colorado police officers. Now, the community wants answers.

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J. Cole is offering his childhood home rent-free to single mothers

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Rapper J. Cole is giving back to the community in a big way.

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The Women of #BlackLivesMatter

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“I didn’t even know what I was doing was considered organizing until someone told me,” Johnetta “Netta” Elzie, a key Ferguson organizer, told the Atlantic.

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Woman wins appeal after being arrested for “walking while trans”

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An Arizona court has sided with a transgender woman who was convicted of prostitution simply for walking down the street.

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Study: College campuses are full of racial discrimination

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This study illustrates what many black college students already know to be true: discrimination exists on campus.

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