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Tara Walker becomes New Jersey’s first black female firefighter

Tara Walker made history on Friday when she became the first black female firefighter for the New Jersey City Fire Department. In the department’s entire 143-history, there has never been an African-American female on the squad. 

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Report: Asians keep a dollar in community 120 longer than blacks

According to a report released by the Nielsen Company, Asians keep a dollar in their community 120 times longer than blacks. The report, “The State of the African American Consumer,” takes a look at the spending habits of blacks in the country.

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This HBCU is 90% white

You would think that most of a Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCUs) student population would mainly consist of African-American students. But there are some HBCUs where blacks make up just a small amount of the student body population. Bluefield State College is one of them. 

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Video: school bus driver hurls racist insults at children

A former Florida school bus driver was caught hurling racist epithets about black students during a rant on a cell phone video. For 10 years, Pamela Michener had been working with the Sarasota school district as a bus driver before resigning in May. 

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Boko Haram kidnaps Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister’s wife

Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed at least three people on Sunday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon. A local religious leader, Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the town’s mayor, and five members of his family were […]

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Obama renames African Leaders Program after Nelson Mandela

President Obama will rename a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Obama is expected to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington. 

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Fertility clinic in Canada refuses to match white patients with non-white donors

A Canadian woman says she was shocked to find out that a policy at Calgary’s only fertility treatment center restricts patients from using sperm, eggs or embryos from donors who do not match their ethnic background. Catherine, who asked to be identified by just her first name, said she sought invitro fertilization at the Regional […]

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Former NASA employee launches diversity-filled emoji app

Emojis have changed how we communicate emotions via text and social media during conversations. The ongoing complaint has been that the popular emojis designed by Apple and other major corporations do not reflect the diversity of the world. Well one former NASA employee has changed that. 

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Justice for Renisha: Ted Wafer said he didn’t know the gun was loaded

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A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed teen on his porch said he didn’t know his shotgun was loaded. Ted Wafer, 55, shot and killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride during the early hours of Nov. 2. He has claimed self defense under Michigan’s Stand Your Ground law.

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Police arrest woman who left kids in hot car to get job application

A 23-year-old Jacksonville woman is charged with five counts of child neglect after police said she left five children in a vehicle in 92-degree heat Wednesday. Betty Brunson’s relationship with the children is unclear, but she was getting a job application form at a business at the time of her arrest. 

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