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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Is Now a National Treasure


By diamond 3:26 pm March 26, 2015 Lauryn Hill’s debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, has been deemed a national treasure by the Library of Congress. Relive your ’90s childhood and listen to the album in full below:  Photo: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album cover

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Newly Released Photos Show Martese Johnson Chained During Arrest


By diamond 11:38 am March 26, 2015 New photos show that Martese Johnson’s ankles were chained during his arrest. The release of these photos follow a recent interview with Kevin Badke, the owner of Trinity Bar, who says that Johnson appeared sober and was cordial after being refused entry. “He was in line, tried to […]

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Blake Brockington, Trans Activist, Dies

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By diamond 2:36 pm March 25, 2015 Blake Brockington, a freshman at University of Carolina, Charlotte, committed suicide Monday night. Brockington, 18, broke barriers as the first trans homecoming king at his North Carolina high school. The national response to his homecoming win, while beneficial in some ways, caused Brockington some strife. ”That was single-handedly the hardest […]

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Chicago Police Made More Street Stops Last Year Than NYPD

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By diamond 12:19 pm March 23, 2015   The Chicago police made more street stops last year than the NYPD did at the height of their stop-and-frisk initiative reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. The study found that the Chicago police stopped African-Americans at a disproportionately higher rate than Latinos and whites. All together, more […]

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Watch: Chance the Rapper Stars in New Short Film

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By diamond 1:59 pm March 20, 2015 Chance the Rapper is the star of “Mr. Happy”, a film directed by Collin Tilley. Watch the film here. h/t Pigeons and Planes Photo: Mr. Happy

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Missing Mississippi Man Found Hanging From Tree


By diamond 12:06 pm March 20, 2015 A missing Mississippi man was found hanging from a tree on Thursday. It has yet to be determined whether he was lynched or if he committed suicide. From CNN: The hanging death of an African-American man who had been missing since early this month and was found Thursday […]

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Students Hold Rally After Violent Arrest Of Martese Johnson

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By diamond 12:18 pm March 19, 2015 A rally was held Wednesday night to protest the arrest and beating of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson. From The Root: On Wednesday evening, University of Virginia students gathered to protest the beating and arrest of third-year student Martese Johnson, 20, who was accosted by Alcoholic Beverage […]

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Update: Video of Martese Johnson’s Arrest

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By diamond 9:54 am March 19, 2015 The Cavalier Daily has obtained video of Martese Johnson’s arrest. In response to a request from UVA President Terry Sullivan, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has asked the Secretary of Public Safety to initiate an investigation. TW: police brutality

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Black UVA Student Viciously Beaten By Police

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By diamond 3:45 pm March 18, 2015 A black University of Virginia junior was viciously beaten by police on Tuesday night. Martese Johnson, a junior from Chicago, was apparently beaten for having a fake ID. According to the Cavalier Daily, Johnson was ”arrested on charges of resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force, and profane swearing […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Just Made History


By diamond 2:56 pm March 18, 2015 Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, just made streaming history.  The album racked up 9.6 million streams on Spotify on its first day of release. That is more plays than any other album during Spotify’s history. You can listen to the album here. Photo: Kendrick Lamar/Giphy

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