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Alice Walker Disinvited from U. of Michigan Over Stance on Isreal

Due to her stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Alice Walker has been disinvited as a speaker at the University of Michigan.

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Robin Thicke Files Suit to Protect “Blurred Lines” from Marvin Gaye Family

Robin Thicke, along with producer Pharell Williams and T.I. have filed suit against the family of Marvin Gaye to protect their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines.” The Gaye estate contends that Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sounds way too similar to the Gaye classic “Got to Give It Up.”

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Dream Defenders End Protest at Florida Capitol

The Dream Defenders have left the Florida Capitol after an incredible 31 day sit-in in protest of the George Zimmerman verdict.

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FLOTUS: Obama Presidency ‘Changes the Bar’ For Our Youth

During a recent interview, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality: “Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States.”

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Harry Lennix Calls The Butler ‘Historical Porn’; Sounds Off on Media Depictions of Black Men

In a Shadow and Act interview with actor Harry Lennix, Lennix pulls zero punches; blasting media depictions of black men, and specifically Daniel’s script for The Butler: “He ‘niggers’ it up and he gives people these, stupid, luddite, antediluvian ideas about black people and their roles in the historical span in the White House and it becomes… well… historical porn. I refused.”

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Michigan Judge: No More Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Juveniles

Michigan Judge John Corbett O’Meara has ruled that juveniles convicted of first-degree murder must be considered for parole. O’Meara’s ruling demands that the state no longer enforce their mandatory-no-parole law in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision.

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Russell Simmons Apologizes; Pulls Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought filming a skit about Harriet Tubman making a sex tape was a good idea. And apparently, so did Russell Simmons.

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Dartmouth Fraternity Apologizes for Holding ‘Bloods and Crips’ Party

Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity chapter had the bright idea of holding a “Bloods and Crips” party. The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.

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Homeless Teen’s Online Campaign Funds His Enrollment at Howard University!

Homeless 19-year old James Ward will attend Howard University this fall after soliciting online donations to his college fund. In just a few days, his story spread like wildfire; he’s already raised $12,000!

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Hospital Reverses Decision to Deny Dying 15-Year Old Heart Transplant

A Children’s Hospital in Atlanta has reversed its decision to deny dying 15-Year Old Anthony Stokes a heart transplant because of his low grades and run-ins w/ the law after a fierce media backlash.

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