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March On Pt. III: What does the Zimmerman verdict mean for MLK’s dream?

Check out a fascinating conversation between an amazing group of black activists; they discuss the George Zimmerman verdict, the March on Washington, and how to seize this crucial moment to create lasting change. Participants included: Charlene Carruthers from BYP100 Mari Morales-Williams Daniel Maree from Million Hoodies Kevin Miles from NAACP Steven Pargett from the Dream […]

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Lee Daniels Offends w/ ‘Welfare Clinic’ Comments; Issues Non-Apology

In an interview with Larry King, “The Butler” director Lee Daniels, who is gay, was discussing homophobia and sexually transmitted infections in the black community. He relayed a story in which he walked into a gay men’s health clinic in New York, and thought he’d entered a “welfare clinic.”

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NAACP Petitions Justice Department to Charge Zimmerman for Violating Trayvon Martin’s Civil Rights

The NAACP says it plans to turn over a petition with over a million signatures, calling on the Justice Department to prosecute George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights .

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ATL School Shooter’s Brother Disapproves of Obama Phone Call to Antoinette Tuff

The brother of Michael Brandon Hill – the young man who opened fire at a Atlanta-area elementary school – is not pleased with President Obama’s decision to phone and thank Antoinette Tuff. As you might recall, Tuff is credited with saving many young lives by calmly coaxing the shooter to lay down his weapon and […]

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Teens Who Disappeared After Meeting Man on Facebook FOUND

The two teens who disappeared after meeting up with a man they met on Facebook have been found. Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson were discovered in San Antonio, Texas begging for money.

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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable,” and expressing worry that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.

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Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them. After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

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Victor J. Glover Selected for NASA Astronaut Trainee Program

Out of 6,000 applicants, U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Victor J. Glover has been selected as one of NASA’s 2013 astronaut candidates. He is the only African American selected for the rigorous trainee program.

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Black Student Hit w/ Bleach-Filled Balloon at University of Texas

A Black University of Texas student Bryan Davis was hit with a bleach-filled balloon by white classmates on Wednesday. The incident is one of many racially-motivated attacks in recent years at U of Texas. Davis says he no longer feels safe on campus.

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Tens of Thousands Gather in D.C. for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

On Saturday thousands marched to the Martin Luther King memorial and down the National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

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