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9 HBCU Students Are Coming For Tennessee’s Voter-ID-Law

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By diamond 9:41 am March 17, 2015 Nine HBCU students have filed a lawsuit against Tennessee’s vote-ID-law. From The Root: The voter-ID war just opened up a huge new front. This time in Tennessee. A group of nine students from HBCUs Fisk and Tennessee State have filed a federal lawsuit against the Volunteer State’s heavily contested and controversial […]

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Kendrick Lamar Drops New Album

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By diamond 10:19 am March 16, 2015 Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, the follow-up to his 2012 debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, dropped on iTunes Sunday night. The album release was a week ahead of its scheduled March 23rd release. You can listen to the album here. Photo: Top Dawg Entertainment

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Watch: President Obama Talks Ferguson and Mean Tweets

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By diamond 10:41 am March 13, 2015 President Obama got a chance to respond to mean tweets on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live but his appearance was more than just laughs. He also discussed current events in Ferguson. “What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there […]

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Two Officers Shot During Ferguson Protests

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By diamond 10:06 am March 12, 2015 Two St. Louis County police officers were shot during a Ferguson protest Wednesday evening. The shots appeared to be coming from a hill further away from where demonstrators were gathered. From the LA Times: Two St. Louis County police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department during […]

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Breaking: Ferguson Police Chief Has Resigned

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By diamond 3:47 pm March 11, 2015 From USA Today: Embattled Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson, whose department received scathing criticism from the Justice Department for racially biased policing, offered his resignation Wednesday to the Ferguson City Council, according to a Missouri state senator and media reports. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents the city, […]

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Black Lives Matter Activists and Union Members Band Together Against Scott Walker

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By diamond 2:56 pm March 11, 2015 Wisconsin’s attack against unionized workers and police brutality against people of color are two sides of the same coin say activists. From ThinkProgress: Activists took to the streets by the thousands in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday with a long list of grievances — ranging from the police killing of unarmed […]

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73 New TV Pilots with Black Leads or Supporting Roles Ordered for next Season

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By diamond 12:15 pm March 11, 2015   Television may be getting even more diverse as dozens of new pilots with black leads and supporting actors make their way to major networks for consideration. From Shadow and Act: As what, thus far, looks like a diversity push adopted by major TV networks, with the current […]

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University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students For Racist Chant

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By diamond 10:16 am March 11, 2015 Two members of SAE, the fraternity caught on tape singing a racist chant, have been suspended from Oklahoma University. From Reuters: The University of Oklahoma has expelled two students linked to a video showing members of a fraternity singing a song filled with racial epithets, the school’s president […]

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Black SAE Pledge Hazed to Death Four Years Ago

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By diamond 12:46 pm March 10, 2015 SAE, the fraternity whose Oklahoma University chapter was suspended over racist video, has a dark past. From Daily Kos: Four years ago Cornell University closed down their chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Many members of the fraternity left the school altogether. They had just killed a man. George […]

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Watch SNL Take Down Iggy Azalea For Ripping Off Black Culture

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By diamond 12:12 pm March 10, 2015 This Saturday Night Live skit perfectly takes Iggy Azalea to task for her appropriation of black culture. You can view the video here. Photo: Screenshot/Hulu

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