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Feature: When white friends don’t believe what blacks go through, they’re not friends

The following post is from the Washington Post. It was written by Mary C. Curtis. By: Mary C. Curtis I still remember it perfectly, more than 10 years later. It’s terrifying to be stopped in your car and approached by first one and then two more white police officers with their hands resting on their […]

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Video: Terry Crews says ‘I could’ve been Ray Rice’

During a recent interview with HuffPost Live, former NFL player-turned actor Terry Crews talked about why some pro athletes are violent. 

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Viola Davis describes as being ‘less than classically beautiful,’ black women defend star

  A highly criticized New York Times article published last week really offended a few black women. In her op-ed, Alessandra Stanley described actress Viola Davis — star of Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC show “How To Get Away With Murder”– as “less than classically beautiful.” Viola Davis had a few choice words for Stanley, saying  “You may shoot me […]

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More protesters arrested in Ferguson

A number of protesters were arrested by police in Ferguson after shoving ensued on Thursday night. According to protesters, the evening started out peaceful, with Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson marching down the street with them. 

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Feature: Black Men and the Stain of Colorism

The following is from EBONY. It was written by Joshua Adams. By: Joshua Adams When I was a sophomore in college, watching The Boondocks with friends was a weekly ritual. After enjoying the satirical brilliance of Aaron McGruder, some would stay a longer to talk about a plethora of stuff: girls (mostly), sports, school, politics, etc. One particular […]

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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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