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President Obama Just Granted Clemency to 46 People

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By Diamond 12:15 pm July 13, 2015 President Obama has issued clemency to forty-six imprisoned men and women. This brings the total amount of commutations by President Obama to ninety. The president will speak tomorrow about his plans for changes to the criminal justice system tomorrow in an address to the NAACP. BREAKING: @POTUS just […]

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Meet Faatimah Knight, Muslim Woman Who Has Spearheaded Fundraising for Black Churches

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By Diamond 12:41 pm July 9, 2015   Twenty-three year-old Faatimah Knight is the woman behind Respond With Love, a fundraiser for black churches destroyed by arson. The fundraiser has already surpassed its $50,000 goal. “We must always keep in mind that the Muslim community and the black community are not different communities. We are […]

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We Are Still Asking: Who Is Burning Black Churches?

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By Jenn M. Jackson 10:06 am July 6, 2015 In the days following the June 17th massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, at least six predominantly and historically Black churches were set ablaze. It has only been a few days since the last Black church in the South was burned. Sadly, the brief […]

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Beyoncé Celebrates Pride With This Remake of Her ’7/11′ Video

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By Diamond 9:34 am July 2, 2015 On Wednesday, Beyoncé released a short remake of her ’7/11′ to celebrate LGTBQ Pride month and marriage equality. All hail Queen Bey.

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From Prom to the BET Awards, Kyemah McEntyre Slayed Naturi Naughton’s Gown

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By Jenn M. Jackson 8:16 am July 1, 2015 A few weeks ago, we told you about Kyema McEntyre (top left), a senior at Cecily Tyson High School of Performing Arts. After designing this dress for her own prom, she did it again this past weekend for the 2015 BET Awards. McEntyre was the creative mind […]

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Misty Copeland is First Black Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre

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By Jenn M. Jackson 8:13 am July 1, 2015 For many young people of color or those interested in the arts, Misty Copeland is an inspiration. At just 32-years-old, she has made a name for herself in the world of dance, specifically ballet. She was named one of Time‘s “100 Most Influential People” last year, landing […]

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Activist Bree Newsome Takes Down Confederate Flag

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By Diamond 12:17 pm June 27, 2015 This morning, activist Bree Newsome scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse and removed the Confederate flag. “We removed the flag today because we can’t wait any longer. We can’t continue like this another day. It’s time for a new chapter where we are sincere […]

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Supreme Court Decides Same-Sex Marriage is a Right for All in the United States

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By Jenn M. Jackson 10:56 am June 26, 2015 In a landmark 5-4 decision Friday, same-sex marriage became a legal constitutional right for all citizens in the United States of America. This ruling has been a source of intense debate and political action since 2008 when Proposition 8 passed, banning same-sex marriage in the State […]

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Columbia First US University To Divest from Private Prisons

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By Jenn M. Jackson 11:15 am June 23, 2015 The Board of Trustees at the Ivy League giant, Columbia University, voted this past Monday to divest from private, for-profit prisons. According to reports, Columbia held approximately 220,000 shares in a company called G4S, the world’s largest private security firm, and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), […]

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Lupe Fiasco Posts Open Letter to White Supremacists

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By Diamond 1:12 pm June 22, 2015 “There is also nothing about you psychologically, philosophically, cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially that signifies a higher position above any other group,” Lupe Fiasco wrote about white supremacy on Instagram. Read the entire open letter below:

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