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The New Ava DuVernay Doll Is Peak Carefree Black Girl

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By diamond 1:13 pm April 24, 2015   You can now own your own Ava DuVernay Barbie doll. DuVerney’s doll is part of Barbie’s new Sheroes collection released on Friday. The collection celebrates barrier breaking women who have inspired young girls. “Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to […]

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These Photos of Ms. Tina’s Wedding Are Flawless

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By diamond 11:26 am April 24, 2015 Ms. Tina married actor Richard Lawson in a private ceremony on April 12th. The all white affair took place on a yacht in Newport, California. These photos are a whole bunch of YAAAASSSS!

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Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General, Finally

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By diamond 1:55 pm April 23, 2015 After a long delay, the Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General. From the New York Times: After one of the nation’s most protracted cabinet-level confirmation delays, the Senate Thursday approved Loretta E. Lynch to be attorney general. She is the first African-American woman to […]

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Teen Girl Recovering After Being Shot By Minnesota Police

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By diamond 1:57 pm April 17, 2015 Tania Harris, 18, suffered two gunshot wounds after being shot by police yesterday. Police claim that she was holding a knife but her family disputes police claims. From Fox 9: A Robbinsdale, Minn. police officer shot a high school student after an “unwanted person” call was made at […]

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Report: National Guard Called Ferguson Protestors ‘Enemy Forces’ And ‘Adversaries’

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By diamond 12:20 pm April 17, 2015 CNN released a damning report this morning that revealed that the Missouri National Guard referred to Ferguson protesters as “enemy forces” and “adversaries”. From CNN: As the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy to help quell riots in Ferguson, Missouri, that raged sporadically last year, the guard used […]

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ICYMI: John Legend Launches Campaign to End Mass Incarceration

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By diamond 12:18 pm April 15, 2015 On Monday, John Legend launched FREE AMERICA, an initiative to end mass incarceration, reports the Huffington Post. “We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country. It’s destroying families, it’s destroying communities and we’re the most incarcerated country in the world, and when you look deeper and look […]

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Survivors of Chicago Police Torture Will Receive Reparations

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By diamond 1:05 pm April 14, 2015 From Project NIA: This morning, members of Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International, USA and representatives of the Mayor’s Office announced an agreement on a reparations package for survivors of torture by Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command before a special session of […]

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Black Youth Project 100 Debuts Video Highlighting Impact of Low-Wage Jobs on the Black Community

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By diamond 9:11 am April 14, 2015 CHICAGO –The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) highlights the impact of fast food jobs and other low wage occupations on Black youth in a new video released yesterday morning. The video, titled Black Work Matters: The Fight for $15, calls sharp attention to the experiences of young Black people […]

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Madonna Kissed Drake and It Was Very Uncomfortable

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By diamond 12:05 pm April 13, 2015 There’s not much to say here other than, “Ew”.

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Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman on the $20?

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By diamond 1:13 pm April 9, 2015 The group Women on 20s has been advocating for a woman to be put onto the $20 bill. The four finalists are Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Mankiller. “We believe this simple, symbolic and long-overdue change could be an important stepping stone for other initiatives promoting […]

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