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Poll: attitudes towards slavery reparations split among Americans

Opposition to reparations has been widespread, and the results of a recent poll shows that sentiment has not changed much. Latest research from YouGov shows a significant divide, along both racial and political lines about the topic. 

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In lawsuit, Donald Sterling accused of racism by second ex-lover

A former employee and ex-lover of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has come forward with accusations of racism against the mogul. In her lawsuit, Maiko Maya King claims the Clippers owner fired her after she rejected “a stream of racist and sexist taunts.” 

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Report: Violence against Gender non-conforming people

According to a recent report released by Affinity 95, transgender people and people of color are more likely to be victim of hate crimes, especially homicides. The report, “Violence Against Gender Non-Conforming People,” was released Tuesday. 

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Anthony McGill becomes New York Philharmonic’s 1st black section leader

Nationally known clarinetist Anthony McGill made history by becoming the first African-American section leader in the New York Philharmonic. McGill’s appointment to the position is among several changes occurring in the symphony. 

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Justin Beiber apologizes for n-word joke

Music entertainer Justin Bieber has issued an apology for a racist joke he told when he was 15. A video of Bieber telling the joke shot backstage at a promotional event early in his career, surfaced on a British pay site on Sunday. 

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Lupita Nyong’o lands role in new ‘Star Wars’ flick

Academy award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has landed a role in the next Star Wars film.  The film’s earlier casting announcement was met with criticism for its lack of female roles. 

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With ‘At Times Like This,’ poet Nikki Giovanni remembers Maya Angelou

The following poem was written by Nikki Giovanni. It originally appeared on Slate, under the title “At Times Like This.” Nikki Giovanni is a world-renown poet, writer, commentator, educator and activist. She is a distinguished professor at Virginia Tech.  By: Nikki Giovanni (for Maya Angelou) At times like this We measure our words Because we are Measuring a […]

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My Brother’s Keeper: Obama lays out ways to support men and boys of color

The Obama administration made public recommendations on how both public and private entities can participate in the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative on Friday. The initiative is meant to support men and boys of color, and includes a move that focuses on summer jobs and mentoring. 

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Diverse directors program launched by Sony Pictures

A new initiative will provide the opportunity for candidates to shadow well-known TV directors of various half-hour scripted Sony Pictures TV series. The “Diverse Directors Program” is meant to provide access and training to promising future directors of color. 

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Police indicted in shooting death of 2 unarmed suspects, 137 bullets fired

Six Cleveland Police officers were indicted Friday on charges related to a car chase that resulted in 137 bullets being fired into a car with 2 unarmed suspects in it. 

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