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Black Youth Project 100 Debuts Video Highlighting Impact of Low-Wage Jobs on the Black Community

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By diamond 9:11 am April 14, 2015 CHICAGO –The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) highlights the impact of fast food jobs and other low wage occupations on Black youth in a new video released yesterday morning. The video, titled Black Work Matters: The Fight for $15, calls sharp attention to the experiences of young Black people […]

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Madonna Kissed Drake and It Was Very Uncomfortable

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By diamond 12:05 pm April 13, 2015 There’s not much to say here other than, “Ew”.

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Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman on the $20?

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By diamond 1:13 pm April 9, 2015 The group Women on 20s has been advocating for a woman to be put onto the $20 bill. The four finalists are Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Mankiller. “We believe this simple, symbolic and long-overdue change could be an important stepping stone for other initiatives promoting […]

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Black Activist Charged With Lynching

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By diamond 1:38 am April 8, 2015 Maile Hampton, a 20 year-old activist in Sacramento, Ca., was charged with “lynching” for pulling a fellow activist away from a police officer. Hampton was charged under an archaic 1933 California law that was created to prevent people from forcibly taking others from police custody in order to dole out […]

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Update: South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Black Man In Back

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By diamond 7:06 pm April 7, 2015 North Charleston, S.C. police officer, Michael T. Slager, has been charged with murder. Slager claimed that during a traffic stop, Walter L. Scott took his stun gun and that he shot Scott in self-defense. The story would have stopped there if a video of the incident had not been recorded […]

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Garissa University Gunman Identified as Son of Government Official

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By diamond 10:30 am April 7, 2015 Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi, the son of a Kenyan government official, has been identified as one of the gunmen behind the Garissa University attack that left 148 people dead, Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka told the Associated Press. The unnamed chief in Kenya’s Mandera County reported that his son missing last […]

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ICYMI: Michelle Obama Is the Best First Lady Ever

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By diamond 10:15 am April 7, 2015 First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the fifth birthday of her ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign this year’s Easter Sunday at the White House’s egg roll. Ms. Obama danced to “Uptown Funk” with “So You Think You Can Dance” All Stars. Photo: Michelle Obama/Youtube Screenshot

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The Police Killed More Than 100 People In March

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By diamond 1:09 pm April 3, 2015   In total, 290 people have been killed during police encounters since the beginning of 2015. The tally kept by the website Killed By Police is much higher than the vastly incomplete FBI statistics. For comparison, the UK has only seen 52 police killings since 1900, reports Shaun King. […]

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Noose Found Hanging From Tree on Duke Campus

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By diamond 11:03 am April 2, 2015 A noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus Wednesday morning. A picture of the noose and statement was posted to the Duke People of Color Caucus Tumblr: “To all black students, staff, faculty, and/or Durhamites on campus and in the area: Please take care of yourselves […]

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Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah

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By diamond 8:00 am April 1, 2015 Comedy Central reiterated its support of Trevor Noah who has been chosen as the new host of The Daily Show. “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” Comedy Central said in the statement. “To judge him or his comedy based on […]

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