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All-Female Jury Selected for Zimmerman Trial; 5 White Women, 1 Minority

An all-female jury has been selected for the trial of George Zimmerman.It will be comprised of 5 white women, and 1 minority woman.

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Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiled at Capitol

On Wednesday a statue of legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was unveiled at the Capitol.

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Black GOP Candidate Erika Harold Called “Street Walker,” “Love Child of DNC” by Illinois GOP Official

Jim Allen, chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party in Illinois, is under fire after releasing a rant aimed at black GOP challenger Erika Harold. In it, he calls her a “street walker,” and a “love child of the DNC.” He’s now facing calls for his resignation.

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Mistrial Declared in Trial of Detroit Cop In Death of 7-Year Old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Yesterday a mistrial was declared in the trial of Joseph Weekley, who is accused of fatally shooting 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a police raid that was being filmed for a reality show.

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The Fight For Black Men

An amazing Newsweek article by Joshua DuBios highlights the struggles of black men in America, and the horrific consequences of their large-scale incarceration. According to the article, there are more black men incarcerated, on probation, or on parole than there were slaves in the 1850s.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Launches “Hair Love” Campaign

But after a funny but problematic meme began making its rounds online – with the caption “That moment when you realize that you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’ hair” – Ross launched a counter movement; the “Hair Love” campaign. Though flattered by the compliment, Ross wants young women to love and embrace who they are.

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84 Arrested in 7th Week of North Carolina Protests

Mass protests against the policies of the GOP-controlled legislature continue in North Carolina. Moral Monday protests in the North Carolina General Assembly building led to 84 arrests. Over 500 have been arrested since demonstrations began in April.

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Parents Discuss Chicago Gun Violence Crisis

The parents of the late Hadiya Pendleton sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss the gun violence crisis in Chicago: “Many of us walk around in a bubble like if we do what we’re supposed to do in terms of rearing our children, and making sure that they’re not part of the problem, that we’re doing enough. And it’s not enough.”

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Ethel Hylton Graduates from Harvard w/ the Highest GPA in Her Class

Congratulations to Ethel “Ellie” Hylton on graduating from Harvard with the highest GPA in her class!

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OWN Network Premieres “Dark Girls” Documentary This Sunday

The buzzed-about documentary Dark Girls will make its premiere on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network this Sunday June 23rd. The film delves into the prejudices faced by dark-skinned women around the world.

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