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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ response to Cliven Bundy’s racist comments

Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime — Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014 The following post was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a writer for “The Atlantic.” It is in response to controversial comments made by Cliven Bundy, a […]

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Video: Cliven Bundy, ‘blacks better off as slaves’

Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who was in the news recently for having won a two-decade long fight with the federal government for refusing to pay over $1 million in grazing fees after it was discovered that his cattle were grazing on federal land, is now in headlines for comments he has made about Blacks. […]

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We have to stop telling these lies about black girls

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This article originally appeared on Policy Mic. It was written by Antwaun Sargent  and appeared under the title of “7 Lies We Have to Stop Telling About African-American Girls.”  By Antwaun Sargent In February, President Barack Obama stood before a group of African-American boys (and other boys of color) in the White House to announce his $200 million dollar initiative, ”My Brother’s Keeper,“ an effort to help African-American young males reach their […]

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Delivery man who thought he was being robbed shot by plain-clothes cops

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Two plain-clothes officers in an unarmed car responding to a report of gunshots in Philadelphia shot a 20-year-old pizza delivery man who thought he was being robbed. 

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Brooklyn District Attorney to end prosecutions of low-level pot arrests

Brooklyn’s district attorney’s office says it will no longer prosecute low-level marijuana offenders.  The confidential policy proposal came from District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson and was sent to the New York Police Department. 

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Tyler Perry pays family of sick teen’s rent for a year

A Georgia family that faced eviction after returning from a Make-A-Wish event has one less burden to worry about thanks to Tyler Perry. Xernna Nieves said her family found the eviction notice at their Stockbridge apartment. 

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On television, more transgender, gender fluid characters in focus

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There are more transgender and gender fluid characters on television who appear in main roles than ever. According to NPR’s Neda Ulaby, “TV’s expanding universe [also] represents gays and lesbians and working women.” 

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Update: charges brought against 5 Hasidic men who beat black gay fashion student

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In December, we reported that Taj Patterson, a black, gay New York fashion student, was attacked by five Hasidic men while walking home from a night out. The men have since been charged in connection to the incident. 

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Elderly woman tied up during wrongful police raid

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A 75-year-old Virginia woman said she was tied up with a zip tie while State Police invaded her home. Ruth Hunter said officers told her what they were looking for during the April 10 raid, and she told them she had nothing to do with the investigation. 

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Man faces execution due to alcoholic lawyer destroying his case

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This post originally appeared on Mother Jones. It was written by Marc Bookman, and appears under the title, “This Man is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case.” By: Marc Bookman When people recount their alcohol consumption after a night on the town, or even a serious bender, they usually think about […]

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