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High school powder puff team poses for team photo, play game in blackface

  A Missouri powder-puff football team is in trouble after  photos of members in blackface went viral. Apparently, Sullivan High’s girls’ squad also played the game in the offensive makeup. 

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Report: In U.K., white males monopolize paid jobs at universities

According to a study released by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), white males are monopolizing the best paid jobs at universities in the U.K. 

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G.K. Butterfield to lead Congressional Black Caucus

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G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina) will be the Congressional Black Caucus’ next leader. The U.S. Representative was unanimously elected on Wednesday by the 45 member group.

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Tyler James Williams calls out homophobia in the black community

Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community. According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black is unnatural.

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson. The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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In heartfelt letter, NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins announces retirement

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After 13 years in the NBA, the league’s first openly-gay athlete is retiring. Jason Collins, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, announced his exit in a heartfelt letter published on The Player’s Tribune Wednesday. 

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Missouri ties own record for most executions in a year

The state of Missouri tied its own record for the most executions in a year when they put a man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in 1994 early Wednesday. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre, minutes after receiving a lethal injection. […]

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Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury, future uncertain

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a deadly highway crash more than five months ago, his lawyer said Tuesday. It’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.” 

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Video: Don Lemon blames Bill Cosby’s alleged rape victim during interview

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CNN host Don Lemon pretty much accused one of five women who have come forward and publicly claimed that comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them of not preventing her own rape. The comments came during Joan Tarshis’ appearance on Lemon’s show. 

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Black students walk out over school official’s racist tweet

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Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers. The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it. 

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