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Conflicting Reports Surrounding Shooting Death of Donte Bennett

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed by police after they chased him down, suspecting that he was about to commit a crime. Donte Bennett was shot after Baltimore police acted on “intelligence” that a crime was about to happen. They chased Bennett into Douglas Homes, an altercation that ended with Bennett’s death:

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From Emmett to Trayvon: A Burgeoning Youth Movement

Exactly eight years before the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28, 1963), Emmett Louis Till was murdered on August 28, 1955, after allegedly flirting with a white woman. He was fourteen. In the civil rights movement, Emmett’s death woke up all those who forgot or chose to ignore the realities of […]

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Organization gives African American youth the opportunity to diversify the fashion industry

Fashion week kicked off this week in New York city and the one thing consistently visible is the lack of diversity among the designers. That is why one organization is dedicated to giving African American youth the opportunity to put  their fashion foot in the door with summer course, scholarships and internships. There is more […]

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Girl Transfers After School Says Her Hair Wasn’t Presentable

Earlier this year we reported on an Ohio school that was forced to change its student dress code after the public became aware that the school made hairstyles such as afros, mohawks, and dreadlocks violations of school policy. As a result of public outcry, the school apologized and changed its rules. Recently, a father decided […]

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What Am I Supposed to Do with the 50 Year Anniversary of the March on Washington?

At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I joined my fellow youth activists, the BYP100 and the Dream Defenders, along with a slew of other activists from around the country in order to activate our collective spirit and vitality against the injustices that continue to be waged against marginalized communities. Coming on the […]

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Employee wins a case against her Black employer for using the N-word at work

A jury in New York has awarded $30,000 in punitive damages to Brandi Johnson against her employer at STRIVE agency, Rob Carmona. Just last week Johnson was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages, as well. According to Johnson, while working at STRIVE Carmona repeatedly used the N-word when speaking to Johnson, making her feel uncomfortable and […]

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Raven-Symoné pictured with rumored partner

After much speculation, actress Raven-Symoné is seen with rumored girlfriend AzMarie Livingston. Just a few weeks ago, Symoné tweeted that she could “finally get married” after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, leading many to conclude that Symoné had finally decided to clarify rumors about her sexual orientation. Well, don’t these […]

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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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