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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls. And it isn’t for the better. 

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Feature: The Reel Reason Why We Must Support Independent Films Like ‘Dear White People’

The following piece is from Black America Web. It was written by Christine. By: Christine After what feels like years of anticipation, ‘Dear White People’ is finally hitting theaters. The hilariously witty, informative piece is centered around 4 Black students who attend an Ivy League University. They are constantly having deal with the cultural differences between black […]

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Second medical worker in Dallas tests positive for Ebola

A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease. It is unclear how the second worker contracted the virus. 

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Feature: Black Voters Have Always Been Loyal, It’s Time For Those Asking For Our Vote to Return the Favor

The following piece is from Houston Forward Times. It was written by Jeffrey L. Boney By: Jeffrey L. Boney It’s that time again! Election season is upon us and, in typical fashion, every political candidate is scurrying around seeking the support of registered voters who can elect or re-elect them to office. Yard signs have […]

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U.S. Army ‘concerned about lack of officers of color,’ plans to expand recruiting efforts

The United States Army says it will expand its efforts to increase the number of officers of color in its branch. Black and other officers of color are relatively absent from leadership of the Army’s combat units — the main avenue toward the service’s highest ranks. 

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Feature: Racism and Unchecked Police Violence, An American Epidemic

The following piece is from Mint Press News. It was written by Frederick Reese. By: Frederick Reese In Ferguson, Missouri, the crisis that was ignited this summer by the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson continues to burn. Before a Cardinals-Dodgers game on Oct. 7 in St. Louis, […]

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C.D.C. to dispatch response teams to hospitals with Ebola diagnosis

The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the agency will dispatch response teams to hospitals in the country who have had cases of Ebola on its premises. The C.D.C. also said it plans on a more robust response to any future cases of the deadly disease. 

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Feature: National Coming Out Day, Mom Andrea is really Andrei

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The following post is from Chicago Pride. It was written by Terrence Chappell. By: Terrence Chappell National Coming Out Day (NCOD) started in 1988 to celebrate “coming out” and to raise awareness of the LGBT community and civil rights movement. It was the brainchild of psychologist Robert Eichberg, the founder of a personal growth workshop, and Jean […]

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Protestors in Ferguson shut down Walmart in solidarity with John Crawford

  Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri shut down a local Walmart in solidarity with an unarmed 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Ohio in August. Dozens of protesters, who are in the area for a continued “Weekend of Resistance,” filed into the St. Louis Walmart at 10741 W Florissant Ave. 

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Woman sparks controversy by dressing in blackface as ‘Walking Dead’ character

A white Cosplay enthusiast is facing the wrath of the Internet for going “blackface” in order to look like Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. 

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