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Residents, city officials celebrate Whole Foods ground breaking ceremony in Englewood

Six years ago, Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas to push for retailers to bring their business to Chicago’s Englewood community. She came away with nothing. 

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their looks, but who they are as a whole. […]

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Louis Vuitton sued over manager’s slave comment about African employees

Fashion house Louis Vuitton is facing a lawsuit after a boss at a flagship store allegedly told an African employee that “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.” Sales associate Oliver Koffi claims he was in the stock room packing shoes for a customer when his manager began the rant in front […]

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Fast food worker says she was forced to clean floors, bathrooms with toothbrush

A woman who was employed at a Houston Whataburger says she was forced to clean the establishment’s floors, dining areas and bathrooms with a toothbrush. Whitney Clark says the orders came from her manager. 

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50 years ago today: In memory of the Civil Rights movement

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The act is one of the most significant civil rights achievements in U.S. history. The law made it illegal to discriminate against citizens on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; ending school, work and public building discrimination. 

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Rising basketball star beat to death, teen charged with manslaughter

A star basketball player at Dallas’ Wilmer Hutchins High School was beat to death. Troy Causey was killed during what police say a fight that started over a video game. A Dallas County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Jonathan Tramaine Turner for manslaughter in connection to the beating.

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Guest Post

Gay Pride: A celebration for white people

The following post originally appeared on MUSED, and was written by BYP100′s Aaron Talley. It appears under the original title of “Gay Pride is For White People.” By: Aaron Talley Pride” season is upon us, and it’s no secret, except perhaps to white people, that gay pride parades are very white, hollow things. They usually […]

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NBA veteran Jason Kidd hired as Bucks’ head coach

NBA star Jason Kidd has been hired to lead the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd was selected to be the team’s head coach Tuesday morning, a day after the Bucks sent two second-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets as compensation. He coached the Nets for just one season. 

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New Jersey prep school student mocks white peers, stripped of office position

A black New Jersey student body president was stripped of her position after mocking her white male peers on Instagram. Lawrenceville School’s Maya Peterson donned L.L. Bean boots and a Yale University sweater to pose for a photo which she describes as a typical “Lawrenceville boi;” white, cocky and Republican. 

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Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, she was confronted by police officers.

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