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Report: Someone sends out a potentially racist tweet every 9 seconds

According to a recent study by British think tank Demos, every 9 seconds someone sends out a tweet that could be potentially racist. That accounts to about 10,000 potentially racist tweets a day. 

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Report: black students are the most underrepresented among Advanced Placement test takers

In the last ten years, the number of high school students taking advanced placement (AP) tests has increased dramatically. But according to the College Board’s latest report, one group still lags behind. 

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Former NFL player Darren Sharper accused of drugging, raping at least 2 women

Los Angeles County prosecutors plan to ask a judge to increase the bail to $10 million for former NFL player Darren Sharper. Sharper, 38 is charged with raping women in four states: California, Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana. 

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NFL-ordered probe: Richie Incognito, 2 others harassed Jonathan Martin

An NFL-ordered probe has revealed that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was subjected to ongoing racist harassment that included vicious sexual taunts about his mother and sister by three teammates. 

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Nicki Minaj apologizes for depiction of Malcolm X in cover art for single

Yesterday musician Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of controversy over her choice of photo to promote her single. The artwork for Minaj’s song, “Lookin’ Ass Ni**a” is a reproduction of the iconic photograph of Malcolm X, rifle in hand, looking out of the window of his Queens home, with the song’s title on the left side of […]

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Winter storm leaves 21 dead on the East Coast

A giant storm of snow, sleet and freezing rain on the East Coast has resulted in 21 deaths. The storm, which struck states on Wednesday night, brought 9 inches of snow in Washington, 10 inches in New York and Maine tallied to more than a foot. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day: a love letter from Dr. King to Coretta

It’s Valentine’s Day and what better way to acknowledge the holiday than by reading a letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to his lovely wife Coretta. The letter, written a year before the two got married in 1952, shows a softer side to King. 

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Some jails in Nevada to charge inmates for food, medical care

Nevada may be the first state in the country to charge inmates for food and medical care. The Elko County Commission approved Sheriff Jim Pitts’ proposal to charge inmates $6 a day for meals, $10 for each doctor visit and $5 for initial booking into the jail. 

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Report: Jails throughout country locking up those too poor to pay minor fines

According to a wide range of  reports released by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Brennan Center for Justice, local governments throughout the country have locked up a growing number of people for failing to pay minor debts. The most recent report, takes a look at the emergence of  what is known as “debtors prisons” […]

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School bans students from writing about Malcolm X

Parents of students attending a New York school are outraged after finding out their children were banned from writing about iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X.  The assignment, given to fourth graders attending Public School 201 in Flushing, did not permit students to write about X because he was “violent” and “bad.” 

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