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Retired MLB star racially profiled while shoveling own driveway

A retired professional baseball player says he was racially profiled while shoveling the driveway of his Hartford, Connecticut home. Doug Glanville published an op-ed in The Atlantic recounting his experience with a police officer. 

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New York Times Editorial: Torturing Children at School

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The following article was originally posted in the New York Times. It was written by the publication’s editorial board.  By: The Editorial Board Federal investigators have opened an inquiry into the tragic case of a high school student in Bastrop County, Tex., who suffered severe brain damage and nearly died last fall after a deputy […]

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New York Times Editors say public school system is ‘giving up on 4-year-olds’

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The following post was written by The New York Times Editorial Board. It is in response to a new report that examined the disciplinary practices of 97,000 public schools in the nation.  By: The Editorial Board A new report released by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, examining the disciplinary practices of the country’s 97,000 public […]

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It’s not Black and White. It’s Love.

Let’s stop pretending for one second. Let’s stop saying the world is full of rainbows and sunshine and everything sweet. The world is cold. Sometimes the taste is too bitter. And sometimes rainbows are just colors stuck together that never mix. And when they do, they create a stir. No pun intended. Kanye West once again […]

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NAACP President Jealous steps down, cites family reasons

After five years in office, NAACP president Jealous has decided to step down due to family concerns. Amidst a strong five years, his time in office was also marked by a couple of controversies. Most notably in 2010, Jealous condemned USDA employee, Sherley Sherrod, for stating what appeared to be biased remarks against a white […]

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Homeless man returns engagement ring to owner

In February of this year, Sarah Darling accidently dropped her engagement ring into a a homeless mans cup where she was leaving some spare change. That homeless man, 55-year-old Billy Ray Harris, saw the ring and decided that the best thing he could do was to return the ring. Since making that decision his life […]

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Human Rights Group Calls on Dunkin Donuts to Remove Racist Ad

A human rights group is calling on Dunkin’ Donuts to remove an ad that they say is offensive.
The ad, currently running in Thailand, features a woman covered in black with only her lips colored pink, similar to that of the popular Minstrel Show images of early 20th century America.

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17-Year Old Victoria Duval Shocks U.S. Open; Defeats Former Champion in Opening Round

17-year old Victoria Duval upset 2011 champ Samantha Stosur, winning her opening round bout at the U.S. Open. Duval defeated Stosur despite ranking 296th worldwide; Stosur is ranked 11th. From Clutch: Duval, who was born in Miami, but spent most of her childhood in Haiti, has a harrowing story.

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11-Year Old Carson Huey-You Admitted to Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University (TCU), has admitted its youngest student, 11-year-old Carson Huey-You. Valedictorian of his senior class, Carson hopes to become a quantum physicist.

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March On Pt. III: What does the Zimmerman verdict mean for MLK’s dream?

Check out a fascinating conversation between an amazing group of black activists; they discuss the George Zimmerman verdict, the March on Washington, and how to seize this crucial moment to create lasting change. Participants included: Charlene Carruthers from BYP100 Mari Morales-Williams Daniel Maree from Million Hoodies Kevin Miles from NAACP Steven Pargett from the Dream […]

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