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J. Cole on Colorism: “I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin”

In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues. On the subject of colorism, Cole asserted that he may not have found the level of success he’s attained were he dark-skinned.

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Conservative Pundits Say Christopher Lane Shooting Highlights Racial Double Standard in Media

Conservative pundits and news outlets like Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Daily Caller have pointed to media coverage of the Christopher Lane murder as proof that there is a racial double standard in the media.

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Some Black Clergy Reportedly Uncomfortable w/ LGBT Movement Sharing Mantle at March on Washington

According to the Washington Post, there are reports that some members of the black clergy are at odds about the large LGBT presence at this weekend’s celebration:

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Florida Lawmakers Vote Overwhelming Against ‘Stand Your Ground’ Special Session

Florida lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly against holding a special session to strike down the “Stand Your Ground” law. 108 legislators voted against the session; only 47 voted for it.

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School Clerk Antoinette Tuff Convinced Elementary School Gunman to Lay Down Weapon and Surrender

After spending an hour talking with Georgia elementary school gunman Brandon Hill, school clerk Antoinette Tuff was able to persuade him to put down his weapon.

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Gunmen Opens Fire at Georgia Elementary School

A gunmen armed with an AK47 opened fire at a elementary school in DeKalb County, Georgia. The suspect is reportedly in custody, fortunately no one was injured.

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Interracial Couple Attacked in Possible Hate Crime

An interracial couple and a gay friend were attacked in a possible hate crime outside of a bar in Long Island City, New York.

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Michael Bloomberg Says He Might Feel Differently About Stop and Frisk If He Had a Son

In a recent interview, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted that he might feel differently about the NYPD’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy if he had a son. But since he doesn’t, it’s cool.

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Shooting Along CPS “Safe Route” Leaves 5 Injured

Five people were wounded – four critically – in a shooting in Uptown along a CPS safe passage route. The shooting occurred around 6pm along the route where students displaced by the closing of Steward School will travel to Brenneman Elementary this fall.

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New Ad Reenacts Trayvon Martin Shooting; Calls for End to Stand Your Ground Laws

The Coalition to End Gun Violence has released an ad that reenacts the Trayvon Martin shooting. The ad calls for an end to Stand Your Ground laws, and features the actual 911 recordings from that tragic night.

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