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Happy 70th Birthday Nikki Giovanni!

Happy Birthday to legendary poet, educator, and activist Nikki Giovanni, one of the most brilliant, prolific, and influential poets of her generation. Black Feeling, Black Talk (1967), Black Judgment (1968), Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day (1975), Love Poems (1997); too many classics to name!

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911 Operator Fired After Racist Rants: ‘Black People are Like Animals’

Dallas, TX 911 operator April Sims lost her job after her lengthy, racist Facebook rants were sent to a local news station: “‘Black people are outrageous! They are more like animals, they never know how to act, just loud [expletive] Always causing problems.”

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NYC Art Exhibit Allows Strangers to Touch Various Textures of Black Hair

An art exhibit in New York City called “You Can Touch My Hair” will allow folks to finally satisfy the impulse to put their fingers in an afro or stroke a dreadlock or several; an exploration of “the tactile fascination with black hair.”

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11 Year-Old Girl Saves 3 Year-Old Brother’s Life by Tossing Him from Broken Fire Escape

11 year-old Janixia Soto is being called a hero after tossing her 3 year-old brother from the broken fire escape of her burning apartment building.

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Bullet Intended for Alleged Gang Member Strikes 9 Year-Old

A 9 year-old is in critical condition after being struck by a bullet while driving in a car with his mother, Tanisha Hilliard. Police say the intended target was Hilliard’s boyfriend, whom they allege is a “known gang member.” However, Hilliard steadfastly denies this.

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White Supremacist Sentenced to 10 Years for Arson Attack on African American Home

Chicago-area white supremacist Brian James Moudry has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting the home of an African American family on fire. Moudry splashed the house with gasoline and lit it ablaze while eight children and one adult were inside. Luckily, all were able to escape.

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Jordan Davis Receives Honorary HS Diploma

17 year-old Jordan Davis was killed outside of a gas station by 45 year-old Michael Dunn after an argument over loud music. While his family continues to seek justice, Jordan’s high school has awarded him an honorary diploma.

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Philadelphia to Close 23 Public Schools While Building $400 Million Prison

Philadelphia is set to close 23 public schools, nearly 10 percent of the city’s total. 81 percent of students impacted by school closings are black, even though they make up only 58 percent of the population. Meanwhile, the city has recently begun work on a $400 million prison project, said to be “the second-most expensive state project ever.”

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Complaint Filed Against Texas Federal Judge Alleging Racial Bias

Civil Rights activists have filed a complaint of misconduct against Texas appeals judge Judge Edith H. Jones, asserting that she harbors dangerous racial bias.

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REPORT: 75 Percent of Students Arrested in Chicago Public Schools Are Black

According to research from Loyola University and Project NIA, 75 percent of students arrested in Chicago’s public schools last year were black.

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