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Out WNBA Player Brittney Griner Tells Youth ‘Be Who You Are’ At GLAAD Awards

Out WNBA player Brittney Griner spoke at the GLAAD awards this past week, encouraging young people to be proud of who they are: “Come out, don’t hide it. Don’t try to be like anybody else. Be who you are. Be comfortable in your own skin.”

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PETITION – President Obama: Remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” List

A petition has been launched demanding that President Obama remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

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Designer Aamna Aqeel Under Fire for Racist “Be My Slave” Photo Set

Pakistani designer Aamna Aqeel’s latest fashion spread is facing fierce criticism for depicting a dark-skinned slave boy catering to the needs of a well-dressed white woman.

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Parents of Kimani Gray File Wrongful-Death Suit Against New York City

The parents of slain 16 year-old Kimani Gray have file a wrongful death suit against New York City. Gray was shot and killed by the NYPD after allegedly aiming a revolver at them. However, his family and friends strongly disagree, and are demanding justice.

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Soledad O’Brien on ‘Black In America’ Criticism: “OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with…”

Soledad O’Brien recently addressed criticism she’s received from whites regarding the “divisiveness” of her “Black in America” series: “OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with, and I have no problem seeing race, and I think we should talk about race.”

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After 17 Years, Long Lost Sisters Reunited at Track Meet

17 year-old student athletes Jordan and Robin met at a track meet, and noticed that they looked exactly alike. They began to talk. And when Jordan learned Robin’s last name, Jeter, she came to a realization and began to cry. Robin was her long-lost sister.

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Trailer Released for Oscar Grant Film “Fruitvale”

The trailer for the acclaimed and highly-anticipated film Fruitvale has been released. Fruitvale tells the tragic story of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA.

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Gunmen Open Fire on New Orleans Parade, Injuring 19

Gunmen open fired on a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans yesterday. Nineteen people were shot, including 10 men, 3 women, and a little boy and girl. Fortunately, no one was killed.

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Alice Walker Laments the Cruelty of America’s Continued Persecution of Assata Shakur

Alice Walker ruminates on the continued harassment and persecution of Assata Shakur in a recent blog post: “But nothing seems as cruel to me as this: that our big, muscular, macho country would go after so tiny a woman as Assata who is given sanctuary in a country smaller than many of our states.”

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Mother of Unjustly Incarcerated Son Pens Letter Describing a Mother’s Day Without Him

Last year, Brandon Jackson was sentenced to 12 years in prison by an all-white jury after defending himself against a group of white males who’d attacked him. In a passionate, inspiring letter, Fisher discusses what it feels like to spend another Mother’s Day without her son.

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