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WATCH: 15-Year Old Aviwe Mtongana Raps for Pres. Obama

While visiting the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre, 15-year old Aviwe Mtongana treated the POTUS with an impromptu rap performance.

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17-Year Old Cellist Angelique Montes Chosen for National Youth Orchestra

Very big things are in store for 17 year-old cellist Angelique Montes. Hailing from New Orleans, Montes was chosen over 1,000 other young musicians for a spot on the National Youth Orchestra.

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STUDY: People Generally Lack Empathy for Black Pain

A recent study asserts that people generally believe black people feel less pain than whites. Called the racial empathy gap, it helps to explain the persistence of racial disparities in our society; in everything from medical care, to social and economic policies, to the criminal justice system.

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What Will Be the Impact of Rachel Jeantel’s Testimony?

With week one of the George Zimmerman trial behind us, all anyone can talk about is the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year old friend of Trayvon Martin who was on the phone with him the night of his fatal confrontation with George Zimmerman.

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Offensive Photo of Zimmerman Attorney Goes Viral

A highly insensitive and offensive photo of Don West – defense attorney for George Zimmerman – went viral last week, prompting an apology from the Zimmerman defense team. It shows West and his daughters eating ice cream after the opening day of the trial. The caption reads: “We beat stupidity celebration cones #zimmerman #defense #dadkilledit”

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Rep. Hank Johnson: Clarence Thomas is Worse Than NSA Leaker Eric Snowden for Gutting VRA

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) slammed Clarence Thomas in a recent interview, admonishing him for voting to essentially gut the Voting Rights Act. According to Johnson, Thomas’ horrific vote ranks below the actions of Eric Snowden, the NSA contractor wanted by the government for leaking classified information about U.S. surveillance programs.

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Principal Fires Three Black Teachers; Uses Racist, Abusive Language Towards Them

A petition has been launched demanding the ousting of NYC Principal Minerva Zanca, who is accused of firing a group of black teachers, and calling them “big lipped,” “nappy haired,” and “gorillas.”

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Lolo Jones Mocks Rachel Jeantel on Twitter; Compares Her to Madea

Outspoken Olympic athlete Lolo Jones is under fire after mocking Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel on twitter. Jeantel has faced widespread scrutiny, oftentimes mean-spirited and abusive. Lolo took it upon herself to add to that nasty chorus of voices, comparing the young lady to Madea.

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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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