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Video: ‘Light Girls’ film to explore colorism in Black community

Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary. The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell the untold stories of lighter-skinned women around the […]

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Report: Chicago police stop black motorists more

According to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Chicago police stop black motorists more than their white counterparts. 

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Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement

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Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America. A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in an effort to call attention to the racial […]

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Target refuses to apologize for racist ‘Annie’ ad

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Major retail chain Target is refusing to apologize for releasing an ad promoting a clothing line for the film “Annie” starring Quvenzhané Wallis. Target came under criticism for using white models to advertise the Annie-themed clothing line instead of children of color. The corporation released the following statement in response to the backlash.

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Chicago boy’s letter to Santa asking for safety goes viral

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13-year-old Malik Bryant wanted peace for Christmas. The Chicago teenager desired it so much, that he wrote a letter to Santa asking that the city be covered in safety. Now, Bryant’s letter has gone viral. 

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Video: black man assaulted by cops while doing Ellen Degeneres dance dare

A black man was thrown to the ground by New York City police while participating in one of talk show host Ellen Degeneres’ “dance dares.” 

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Autopsy: Ezell Ford shot in back by LAPD cops

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25-year-old Ezell Ford was fatally shot in the back, right arm and abdomen by LAPD police, according to an autopsy report released on Monday.

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Ferguson residents receive racist notes about Christmas on car windshields

Residents in Ferguson, Missouri found a racist Christmas letters on their car windshields last week.

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Mo’ne Davis named female Athlete of the Year by Associated Press

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Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis has been named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year.  Davis, 13, became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series giving the phrase “throw like a girl” a whole new meaning. 

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Report: Murders in Chicago down, shootings up

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Chicago could report its lowest murder total in close to 50 years for the second consecutive year. Despite murder rates being down, the number of shootings is up for 2014, according to data analysed by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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