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‘The Wiz’ Is Headed to TV

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By diamond 11:53 am March 31, 2015 “The Wiz” will be coming to NBC this winter. The television network will air a new version of the classic film on December 3.

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Trevor Noah To Host ‘The Daily Show’

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By diamond 10:33 am March 30, 2015 South African comedian Trevor Noah will be the new host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”.  Speaking from Dubai, where he is on tour, Noah said of his selection, “You don’t believe it for the first few hours. You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a […]

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Watch: President Obama Discusses ‘War on Drugs’ With ‘The Wire’ Creator

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By diamond 2:43 pm March 27, 2015 President Obama sat down with The Wire creator, David Simon, to discuss the hidden costs of the war on drugs. Take a look below: Photo: White House/Youtube

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ICYMI: UC Berkeley Students Demand That Building Be Named After Assata Shakur

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By diamond 11:33 am March 27, 2015 Members of UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union have called for Barrows Hall, the academic building that ”houses Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies and African-American Studies” to be renamed after Assata Shakur, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. That request is one of 10 demands to the college’s administration to provide safe spaces for black students. Other demands include […]

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‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Is Now a National Treasure

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By diamond 3:26 pm March 26, 2015 Lauryn Hill’s debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, has been deemed a national treasure by the Library of Congress. Relive your ’90s childhood and listen to the album in full below:  Photo: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album cover

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Newly Released Photos Show Martese Johnson Chained During Arrest

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By diamond 11:38 am March 26, 2015 New photos show that Martese Johnson’s ankles were chained during his arrest. The release of these photos follow a recent interview with Kevin Badke, the owner of Trinity Bar, who says that Johnson appeared sober and was cordial after being refused entry. “He was in line, tried to […]

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Blake Brockington, Trans Activist, Dies

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By diamond 2:36 pm March 25, 2015 Blake Brockington, a freshman at University of Carolina, Charlotte, committed suicide Monday night. Brockington, 18, broke barriers as the first trans homecoming king at his North Carolina high school. The national response to his homecoming win, while beneficial in some ways, caused Brockington some strife. ”That was single-handedly the hardest […]

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Chicago Police Made More Street Stops Last Year Than NYPD

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By diamond 12:19 pm March 23, 2015   The Chicago police made more street stops last year than the NYPD did at the height of their stop-and-frisk initiative reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. The study found that the Chicago police stopped African-Americans at a disproportionately higher rate than Latinos and whites. All together, more […]

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Watch: Chance the Rapper Stars in New Short Film

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By diamond 1:59 pm March 20, 2015 Chance the Rapper is the star of “Mr. Happy”, a film directed by Collin Tilley. Watch the film here. h/t Pigeons and Planes Photo: Mr. Happy

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Missing Mississippi Man Found Hanging From Tree

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By diamond 12:06 pm March 20, 2015 A missing Mississippi man was found hanging from a tree on Thursday. It has yet to be determined whether he was lynched or if he committed suicide. From CNN: The hanging death of an African-American man who had been missing since early this month and was found Thursday […]

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