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‘Out-of-Control’ 8 Year-old Handcuffed, Jailed for Two Hours for Throwing Tantrum

An 8 year-old Illinois girl was handcuffed and jailed for two hours after she allegedly threw a massive tantrum at school. School officials say she was out of control, but is it ever appropriate to handcuff and jail an 8 year-old?

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NYC Ad Campaign Uses Fear and Shame to Deter Teen Pregnancy

A new NYC ad campaign is facing criticism for using fear and shame to prevent teen pregnancy. Sad photos of infants with tag lines like “Honestly mom…chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?” Is a fear-based campaign like this going too far?

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Marco McMillian’s Family and Gay Rights Advocates Call for Hate Crime Investigation

Family members and gay rights advocates are calling for the murder of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian to be investigated as a hate crime. Marco McMillian was found dead near a Mississippi River levee. He had been beaten, dragged, and set on fire.

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Two Howard University Students are Suing AKA Sorority for Human Rights Violations

Two Howard University students are suing Alpha Kappa Alpha for hazing them, and not admitting them into the sorority. They say their familial status – the fact that their mothers are members – is the reason why they weren’t admitted.

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Why Hasn’t The Legendary Jack Johnson Been Pardoned?

Jack Johnson was the first black heavyweight champion of the world, received a bogus prison sentence for dating a white women (and embarrassing countless white competitors in the ring). Many on both sides of the aisle are calling for a presidential pardon. So what’s the hold up?

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REPORT: Sharp Increase in Anti-Government ‘Patriot Groups’

According to researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center, there has been a sharp increase in anti-government “patriot groups” opposed to the Obama Administration and gun control.

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Oberlin College Cancels Classes for ‘Day of Solidarity’ After Multiple Incidents of Hate on Campus

Oberlin College canceled Monday’s classes to hold a “Day of Solidarity” after a spate of racially-charged incidents, including including defaced Black History Month Posters, swastikas, and people wearing KKK outfits on campus.

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George Zimmerman Will NOT Use ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense at Trial

At a hearing today, George Zimmerman’s defense team stated they would not be using the “Stand Your Ground” defense at the upcoming Trayvon Martin murder trial.

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12 Charged with Manslaughter in Hazing Death of Robert Champion

12 former FAMU band members have been charged with manslaughter in the hazing death of Robert Champion. The previous charge was felony hazing, but it has since been upgraded to manslaughter. Champion was brutally beaten after a football game.

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New NRA Ad Specifically Targets Black Community; Links Civil Rights Struggle w/ Gun Ownership

The NRA has launched a campaign that specifically targets the Black Community; asserting that African Americans should own guns for protection against the government.

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