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Hilarious Short-Film Starring Drake Posted Online


By diamond 11:24 am February 24, 2015 Watch this hilarious short-film with Drake and OB O’Brien from 2008. From Complex: Throughout the 14-minute film, Drake does plenty of cringeworthy yet hilarious Drake-like things—Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” dance, link up with his famous Uncle Steve, argue with a much younger, less rapper-looking OB O’Brien, and so much […]

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10-Year-Old Math Prodigy Enrolls in University

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By diamond 11:22 am February 24, 2015 Ten-year-old Esther Okade is currently studying mathematics at Open University in the United Kingdom. From Telegraph: She’s a big fan of Disney’s Frozen, and loves playing with her dolls. But Esther Okade is also a university undergraduate after starting a degree at the age of ten. Esther, one […]

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12-Year-Old: Obama Hates America

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By diamond 9:58 am February 24, 2015 C.J. Pearson, a self-described conservative, released a new video that says President Obama hates America.  If President Obama loved America, he would “would call ISIS what it really is—an assault on Christianity and an assault on America,” said Pearson. Further, if Obama loved America, he “wouldn’t try to take away […]

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Trans Woman Sues State of Georgia for Human Rights Abuses

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By diamond 5:02 pm February 23, 2015 A prisoner in the Georgia prison system, Ashley Diamond is suing the Georgia for refusing her hormonal therapy during the last three years. From NY Daily News: Three years without hormone therapy is reversing everything that Ashley Diamond, an incarcerated transgender woman, has fought for. Her booking photo […]

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Black Emojis Are Finally Here


By diamond 4:00 pm February 23, 2015 The diverse emojis we’ve all been waiting for have finally arrived. From The Next Web: The new emoji were made possible thanks to a change in the Unicode standardcalled the “skin tone modifier” which allows users to select the tone of compatible emoji. There’s no release date for iOS […]

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Chance the Rapper Helps Open New Digital Media Lab On Chicago’s South Side

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By diamond 2:32 pm February 23, 2015 Chance the Rapper recorded his mixtape 10 Day using the YOUmedia lab at a Chicago Public Library. Now, he’s making sure that more kids have an opportunity to use digital media tools by aiding the creation of a new YOUmedia lab on Chicago’s South Side. From Chicago Inno: […]

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Video: Ava DuVernay Shares ‘Selma’ Outtake


By diamond 2:14 pm February 23, 2015 I never shared this. I saved it for today. A special outtake of my hero. I love you, David. You are my Best Actor. https://t.co/hb26gg7fjc — Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) February 22, 2015

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Watch: Common and John Legend’s Oscar Acceptance Speech

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By diamond 11:03 am February 23, 2015 Common and John Legend’s acceptance speech for the Oscar for Best Original Song invoked the current social justice struggles of today. “We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right […]

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Rudy Giuliani: I’m Not Racist, President Obama’s Mother Was White

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By diamond 6:21 pm February 20, 2015 Facing criticism from stating that President Obama doesn’t love America, Giuliani countered by saying that his statement wasn’t racist because President Obama’s mother was white. From the New York Times: “Some people thought it was racist — I thought that was a joke, since he was brought up […]

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Do All #BlackLivesMatter?


By diamond 3:33 pm February 20, 2015 Who dies? Who thrives? Join members of both the Trans Women of Color Collective and #BlackLivesMatter to examine the vitality and visibility of justice movements. In the wake of the deaths of people like Islan Nettles and Eric Garner and the incarceration of people like CeCe McDonald, how […]

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