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Black People Killed by Police Twice as Likely to Be Unarmed as White People


By Diamond 12:11 pm June 2, 2015 An investigation by The Guardian has found that Black and Latino people killed by police are more than twice as likely to be unarmed than white people. From The Guardian: Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white […]

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Marilyn Mosby Launches New Program That Gives Young Offenders a Second Chance

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By Diamond 10:58 am June 2, 2015 Last week, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the launch of her new program  Aim to B’More. The program gives  people convicted of nonviolent crimes a second chance. The first class of Aim to B’More included 30 non-violent drug offenders. The program requires participants to complete three years […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Please Make Feminism a Big, Raucous, Inclusive Party

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By Diamond 2:15 pm June 1, 2015 Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addressed the Wellesley College class of 2015 last Friday. Adichie urged the graduates to be inclusive. “Recently a feminist organization kindly nominated me for an important prize in a country that will remain unnamed. I was very pleased. I’ve been fortunate to have received […]

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William Chapman: 18, Unarmed & Killed by an Officer Previously Suspended for Shooting Another Unarmed Man


By Diamond 11:15 am June 1, 2015 Eighteen year-old William Chapman was killed by Stephen Rankin, a Portsmouth, Va. police officer, on April 22nd. Chapman’s killing has been highlighted by the Guardian’s series, “The Counted“. William Chapman was shot and killed after an encounter in a Walmart parking lot. Accused of shoplifting, Chapman was approached […]

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Michael B. Jordan Goes in on Racist Trolls

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By Diamond 11:51 pm May 27, 2015 Michael B. Jordan has a few words for the racist trolls upset that he will be portraying Johnny Storm in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film. From Entertainment Weekly: You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic […]

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Azealia Banks to Star in RZA’s ‘Coco’


By Diamond 11:43 pm May 27, 2015 Azealia Banks is set to play the tile character in the RZA directed film, “Coco”. Banks’ character is described as ”an aspiring twenty-something rapper who wants a career in hip hop, but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While in the classroom, […]

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Are Hook Up Apps to Blame For Rise in STDs?


By Diamond 11:35 pm May 27, 2015 A new report from the Rhode Island Department of Health links an uptick in STD cases to the use of social media hook up apps such as Tinder. According to the report, the number of infectious syphilis cases increased by 79%, gonorrhea cases increased by 30% and the […]

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Chance the Rapper Stealthily Released a New Track Over the Weekend

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By Diamond 9:52 am May 27, 2015 Is Surf on the horizon? Over the weekend, Chance the Rapper stealthily released a new track, “Hiatus (Broadcast)”. The song is short and sweet and cuts off just at the minute mark leading us to believe there’s more where that came from. Hopefully this is a sign that the […]

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Powerful Photos From #SayHerName

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By Diamond 12:46 pm May 22, 2015 Yesterday, BYP100, Ferguson Action, Black Lives Matter, along with dozens of community organizations and organizers, lead #SayHerName demonstrations across the U.S. Here are some powerful images from rallies across the country. “My baby sister was full of love.” #RekiaBoyd . Murdered by Chi PD. we won’t let them get […]

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Black Youth Project 100 Leads National Day of Action For Black Women & Girls


By Diamond 2:27 pm May 20, 2015 On Thursday, May 21, The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) will lead a national day of action to call for an end to the epidemic of state violence being waged against Black women and girls by the police and other government entities. BYP100 will join with Ferguson Action […]

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