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Stacey Dash blames Obama, calls blacks ‘uneducated’ and ‘worthless’ due to his policies

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Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy. The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity. 

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40,000 registered voters absent from Georgia preliminary voter rolls

African Americans and Latinos were registered to vote at levels that were below those of white, so the non-profit Third Sector Development started a new initiative to get them registered. The New Georgia Project concentrated on communities of color, and registered about 80,000 new voters. But somehow, only half of them were listed on preliminary […]

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Office of Civil Rights updates policy addressing racial disparities in American schools

Civil rights advocates praised updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in schools across the country. The changes were made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black-White achievement gap. 

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Student pepper-sprayed for recording police officer in Texas

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A Waller, Texas police officer has been placed on leave after video of him pepper-spraying a student surfaced. Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Waller Police Department. 

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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls. And it isn’t for the better. 

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Second medical worker in Dallas tests positive for Ebola

A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease. It is unclear how the second worker contracted the virus. 

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U.S. Army ‘concerned about lack of officers of color,’ plans to expand recruiting efforts

The United States Army says it will expand its efforts to increase the number of officers of color in its branch. Black and other officers of color are relatively absent from leadership of the Army’s combat units — the main avenue toward the service’s highest ranks. 

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C.D.C. to dispatch response teams to hospitals with Ebola diagnosis

The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the agency will dispatch response teams to hospitals in the country who have had cases of Ebola on its premises. The C.D.C. also said it plans on a more robust response to any future cases of the deadly disease. 

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Protestors in Ferguson shut down Walmart in solidarity with John Crawford

  Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri shut down a local Walmart in solidarity with an unarmed 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Ohio in August. Dozens of protesters, who are in the area for a continued “Weekend of Resistance,” filed into the St. Louis Walmart at 10741 W Florissant Ave. 

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Woman sparks controversy by dressing in blackface as ‘Walking Dead’ character

A white Cosplay enthusiast is facing the wrath of the Internet for going “blackface” in order to look like Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. 

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