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Black Women: Successful And Still Unmarried

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The following piece is from NPR. It was written by Tell Me More. By: Tell Me More Blog If you are a black woman with an advanced degree, there’s a good chance you’ve never been married. New research from Yale University suggests that highly educated black women are twice as likely to have never been married by […]

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12-year-old boy murdered by Cleveland police officer over air gun

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A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about someone possessing a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be an air gun. Authorities said the weapon that Tamir Rice had looked very much like a real firearm. 

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Unarmed man fatally shot by police in Brooklyn

A rookie NYPD officer shot and killed a 28-year-old unarmed man in a dark stairwell late Thursday night. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the shooting, which took place in Brooklyn, appeared to be unprovoked. 

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Getting Beyond Ferguson

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by David M. Kennedy. By: David M. Kennedy Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is […]

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School bus driver calls kids n***er, administrators ignore comment

The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word. Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t sitting down in their seats. 

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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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Black Immigration Network responds to President Obama’s immigration relief announcement

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In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. In response to the recent announcement, The Black Immigration Network has released […]

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“This is why we are tired”: Racist remarks mar National Book Award ceremony

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The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Joanna Rothkopf. By: Joanna Rothkopf Daniel Handler has apologized for his comments via Twitter: My job at last night’s National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson… -DH [1/2] — Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 20, 2014

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Name of cop who shot teen six times in back released

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The family of an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in October publicly released the name of the shooter despite authorities withholding the information. Officials were hesitant to release the officer’s name until a “threat assessment” was completed. 

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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

  A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral. Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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