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Is Obama Having A Hard Time Because He’s Black?

When Obama got elected, we knew he had his work cut out for him. Cleaning up what many feel was a series of problems from former President Bush was the most immediate challenge. We also knew that by being the first black president in the history of the United States, he’d upset a few folks.But how much does race really play in the challenges that President Obama is facing on Capital Hill? According to The Root’s Brian Palmer, race has everything to do with it.

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NAACP Partners With Young Activists To Combat “Stand Your Ground Laws”

Activism does not have an age restriction, and a group of young activists in Florida are proving that statement to be true. The Dream Defenders have teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to combat the controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws that exist in the country.

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4 Charged in Massive Shooting That Wounded 13

Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting that wounded 13 at a Chicago Park Thursday evening. According to police, Byron Champ, 21 and Tabari Young, 22 fired into a crowd as Brad Jett, 22, acted as a watchman. From The Los Angeles Times: Police said the motive for the […]

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Young Black Men in America Speak Out, “Our Lives Aren’t Valued As Much”

Eliyah Davis and Devin Pandy from the 1Hood Media Academy  (Photo by Amil Cook) Shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict 1Hood Media spoke to 3 of its students about being a young Black man in America. Their answers may surprise you.

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Why Jaden Smith is Actually Right About Schools Being a Tool to Brainwash Youth (Kinda)

few days ago, the media got word of Jaden Smith’s recent admonishing of schooling on his Twitter account, stating most notably that “schools are a tool to brainwash the youth,” and that “if people dropped out of school we would have a much more intelligent society.” Predictably, the backlash against Jaden’s musings was quick and decisive. Partly because youth’s opinions are seldom critically engaged and easily suppressed in the society, partly because Jaden is very privileged and so the value of school in his own nascent career is probably negligible, and lastly because I doubt many people think it’s a good idea to drop out of school (unless you’re a rich white male who goes on to start a supremely popular tech enterprise—then a debate about the value of education is seriously weighed, but a Black boy saying it—well…I digress)

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Mister Cee Stars In PSA After Revelations About Sexuality Surface

Last week, Radio personality Mister Cee resigned from his position as a DJ at New York’s Hot 97 amid allegations that he had solicited sex from a transgender person.Now he’s released a PSA promoting sexual freedom and safety.

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30 Years After Vanessa’s Crown: How Far Have We Really Come?

 In light of the recent stupid controversy surrounding Miss America 2014′s Nina Davuluri, I decided to ponder race relations in the context of beauty pageants and American society.

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UPDATE: Police Shot Jonathan Ferrell 10 Times As He Sought Help

Authorities have released more information about the shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell. The former FAMU football player was shot to death 10 times while seeking help after being involved in a car accident.

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Boris Kodjoe’s Deal Breaker? Weight Gain

Usually cheating, abuse and drug habits come to mind as deal breakers in a relationship. Actor/Model Boris Kodjoe has a less intense reason. Kodjoe recently opened up to television personality Cherise Nicole about his marriage no-no and let’s just say it’s more likely to happen than not.

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Is there such a thing as “Black Innocence”? [VIDEO]

Jonathan Ferrell, was shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer while  running to the officers for help, after a serious car accident. He was unarmed. I originally wrote this poem, as an intro to a photojournalism project called “Black Innocence”. After hearing about the death of former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell, who was killed […]

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