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Obamas Visit Goree Island Slavery Museum in Senegal

Currently touring Africa, The Obamas recently visited Goree Island in Senegal, a site from which African slaves were shipped to North America.

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Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Blocking Texas Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court’s ruling blocking a Texas voter ID bill and redistricting plans for being discriminatory.

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16 Year-Old Harlemite Xavier Pacheco Wins National Shakespeare Competition

Harlem teenager Xavier Pacheco is making headlines after taking 1st place at the English Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, beating out 15,000 other competitors!

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Could Light-Skinned Women Ever Be the Subject of a Documentary like “Dark Girls”?

Should the experience of light-skinned black women be the subject of a documentary like “Dark Girls”?

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Rachel Jeantel, The Last Person to Talk to Trayvon Martin, Testifies at George Zimmerman Trial

Rachel Jeantel, the young lady who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night of his deadly altercation, took the stand yesterday at the George Zimmerman trial. According to Rachel, Martin was very clear about his being watched and followed by a shady individual, and even made an effort to lose him. She says […]

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Don’t Miss FRUITVALE STATION in Theaters July 12

Fruitvale Station – in theaters July 12 – is undoubtedly among the most-talked about films of the summer. Directed by Rynan Coogler, Fruitvale Station tells the tragic story of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA. His death was wisely scene as a result of police brutality […]

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George Zimmerman Trial Witness Says She Heard Trayvon Martin’s Cries

A former neighbor of George Zimmerman testified that she heard the cries of a boy prior to the gunshot that killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Jane Surdyka also said she could hear an aggressive voice and a softer voice going back and forth with one another. However, her credibility is in question; she also claimed […]

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Republicans Have Already Begun to Take Advantage of Yesterday’s Gutting of Voting Rights Act

Republicans in states across the south wasted no time taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act yesterday. The ruling freed 15 historically racist states from needing federal approval before changing election procedures.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that it is unconstitutional because it deprives equal liberty under the law.

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Interracial Couple Launches Website to Counter Cheerios Ad Backlash

In response to A well-publicized backlash against a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family, an interracial couple has launched “We Are the 15 Percent.” The site features photos of mixed-race couples and families from across the country.

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