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With new report, NWLC calls for equal opportunities for African American girls

The National Women’s Law Center has released a new report that shows how dire it is for African American girls. As battles ensue for racial and gender equality, the NWLC’s report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African-American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” advocates for the dissolution of discriminatory practices against African American girls, and for […]

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Vancouver newspaper issues apology after referring to black hockey player as ‘dark guy’

  A Canadian newspaper has issued an apology for referring to a black hockey player as the “dark guy in the middle” on one of its stories. Jordan Subban scored a goal in a preseason game for the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night. The Vancouver Sun published an awesome photo of the moment, but it was the few […]

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People Magazine offends with mammy tweet about Viola Davis

Yesterday was a huge night for Viola Davis. Her show “How to Get Away With Murder,” created by Thursday night dominator Shonda Rhimes, premiered and it was pretty much a huge hit. But a tweet during the show’s premiere has offended many. Instead of praising Viola, or just commenting about the show in general, People […]

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Video: Ferguson police chief apologies to family of Michael Brown

Ferguson, Missouri police chief Thomas Jackson issued a public apology on Thursday to the family of Michael Brown in a short video posted online regarding the teen’s death. 

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Feature: Why does a black butt only look good in white skin?

The following post is from The Guardian.  It was written by Yomi Adegoke. By: Yomi Adegoke “Big, big booty. What you got a big booty,” is how the chorus to Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s derriere-themed ditty goes – over and over. The aptly titled “Booty” video was released last week, and in anticipation, American Vogue wrote its […]

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Woman beat by cop on California highway reaches settlement

A California Highway Patrol officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has agreed to resign. The CHP announced that Officer Daniel Andrew was stepping down and that the agency would pay $1.5 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought forth by the victim, Marlene Pinnock. 

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Feature: We still lie about slavery, Here’s the truth about how the American economy and power were built on forced migration and torture

The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Edward E. Baptist. By: Edward E. Baptist Excerpted from “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” 1937 A beautiful late April day, seventy-two years after slavery ended in the United States. Claude Anderson parks his car on the side of Holbrook Street […]

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Video: South Carolina patrolman shoots man as he reaches for license

A South Carolina trooper who shot an unarmed man for what appears to be no apparent reason was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault and battery. Sean Groubert was fired from the Highway Patrol after the shooting incident. He now faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted for wrongfully shooting driver Levar Jones.

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America’s first black attorney general Eric Holder to announce resignation

Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general is set to announce his resignation Thursday. Two sources familiar with the decision say Holder intends the leave the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed.

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Ferguson police don ‘I am Darren Wilson’ bracelets?

  On Wednesday, a video of an alleged Ferguson, Missouri officer wearing an “I am Darren Wilson” bracelet in support of the officer who fatally wounded an 18-year-old unarmed black teen surfaced online. The picture was posted to the MediaBlackOutUsa Instagram account. 

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