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Dunkin’ Donuts Issues Apology for ‘Blackface’ Advertisement

Dunkin’ Donuts has issued an apology and is removing an ad that features a person in blackface. The ad, which promotes the chain’s charcoal donut, appeared in Thailand: Karen Raskopf, the chief communications officer for Dunkin’ Brands, told the New York Daily News the campaign for the dark chocolate donuts was indeed “insensitive”: On behalf […]

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Members of Local NAACP Branch Meet with KKK

After hearing reports about violence against black men in Casper, WY, members of a local NAACP branch took action. Since the assaults were often followed by Ku Klux Klan pamphlets being distributed, the Gillette, WY NAACP initially considered a rally against the white supremacist group, but then decided to reach out to a member of […]

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Mark Ciaravella Sentenced to 28 Years for “Kids for Cash” Scandal

Mark Ciavarella, Jr., a former judge in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, is heading to prison for his involvement in the “Kids for cash” scandal. Ciavarella was charged and convicted of mail fraud, racketeering, tax evasion, and money laundering. Ciavarella received millions of dollars from private prison builder, Robert Mericle, in exchange for giving juveniles harsher and longer […]

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Hip-Hop Meets Labor Day in Jasiri X’s New Video, “We Coming”

  “We Coming” was inspired by the Dream Defenders, BYP100, and the movement of fast food and low wage workers to get $15 an hour and the right to form a union. “We Coming” was shot on location in Milwaukee, WI during the 8/29 Strike that took place in over 50 cities around the country. […]

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Dave Chappelle Heckled, Walks Off Stage

Perhaps the Dave Chappelle “comeback” many of us have been clamoring for is going as swimmingly as planned. At a stop in Hartford, Connecticut last night, Chappelle was heckled before he walked off stage to the boos of some crowd members: Chappelle, who was headlining the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Tour, was […]

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Lessons From Bayard: A Radically Inclusive and Intentionally Intersectional Youth Movement Stirring in the Shadows of the March on Washington

As young millennials construct a path to travel into a radical space of direct action and youth led social change, it is imperative that we critique and learn from many of the mistakes that were so blatant in our 1960’s civil rights movement and with the 1963 March on Washington. Bayard Rustin –being the visionary […]

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Esteria Smith, 9-Years-Old, Drives Father to Hospital

Esteria Smith might be seven years away from having a driver’s license, but she’s already shown skills behind the wheel. The nine-year-old guided a car to the hospital when her father, who had been driving, fell ill: “I took my daughter to karate class and was there and right as class was winding up. I […]

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Shellie Zimmerman Offers Apology to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has been in the news recently. She faced perjury charges, which she received one year probation for after striking a deal. In an interview Zimmerman talked about the charges, and offered a message to Trayvon Martin’s parents: “I’m so deeply sorry for their loss,” Shellie Zimmerman said, referring […]

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VIDEO: Police Officer Punches Pregnant Woman in the Face

Community members in Upstate New York are pissed-off and looking for answers as to why a Police Officer used extreme force on a woman who confessed to be pregnant prior to her arrest. On Tuesday night, a YouTube video went semi-viral as Rochester, NY citizens used social media to shout their concerns about excessive force […]

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Tuffness

This bears repeating: Black women are awesome. In a few weeks–actually, in a few days–if you asked someone who Antoinette Tuff is, there is a chance that the response will be, “The lone woman MC named in Kendrick Lamar’s verse,” or something else equally silly and clueless. Even though we will, we shouldn’t forget Antoinette Tuff’s […]

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