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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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Lee Daniels Offends w/ ‘Welfare Clinic’ Comments; Issues Non-Apology

In an interview with Larry King, “The Butler” director Lee Daniels, who is gay, was discussing homophobia and sexually transmitted infections in the black community. He relayed a story in which he walked into a gay men’s health clinic in New York, and thought he’d entered a “welfare clinic.”

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NAACP Petitions Justice Department to Charge Zimmerman for Violating Trayvon Martin’s Civil Rights

The NAACP says it plans to turn over a petition with over a million signatures, calling on the Justice Department to prosecute George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights .

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ATL School Shooter’s Brother Disapproves of Obama Phone Call to Antoinette Tuff

The brother of Michael Brandon Hill – the young man who opened fire at a Atlanta-area elementary school – is not pleased with President Obama’s decision to phone and thank Antoinette Tuff. As you might recall, Tuff is credited with saving many young lives by calmly coaxing the shooter to lay down his weapon and […]

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Teens Who Disappeared After Meeting Man on Facebook FOUND

The two teens who disappeared after meeting up with a man they met on Facebook have been found. Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson were discovered in San Antonio, Texas begging for money.

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