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Black UVA Student Viciously Beaten By Police

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By diamond 3:45 pm March 18, 2015 A black University of Virginia junior was viciously beaten by police on Tuesday night. Martese Johnson, a junior from Chicago, was apparently beaten for having a fake ID. According to the Cavalier Daily, Johnson was ”arrested on charges of resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force, and profane swearing […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Just Made History


By diamond 2:56 pm March 18, 2015 Kendrick Lamar’s new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, just made streaming history.  The album racked up 9.6 million streams on Spotify on its first day of release. That is more plays than any other album during Spotify’s history. You can listen to the album here. Photo: Kendrick Lamar/Giphy

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ICYMI: Raven-Symoné Says ‘Some People Look Like Animals’


By diamond 1:41 pm March 18, 2015 Raven-Symoné doesn’t seem to think comparing Michelle Obama to an ape is racist. Last week, Univision news anchor Rodner Figueroa was fired after comparing Michelle Obama to an ape from Planet of the Apes while on air. There’s a long history of racist, dehumanizing tropes that compare black people to animals. On The […]

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Elite Degrees Give Black Americans Little Advantage In Job Market


By diamond 10:46 am March 18, 2015 A new study from the University of Michigan shows that elite credentials give black Americans very little advantage in the job market. From the University of Michigan: Gaddis used a unique field experiment to test the value of different types of college degrees in the labor market for […]

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Mo’Ne Davis Launches Sneaker Line

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By diamond 2:17 pm March 17, 2015 Wunderkind Mo’Ne Davis partnered with company M4D3 to design a sneaker line that will benefit impoverished girls. From The Root: Professional athletes with sneaker lines take note. Mo’Ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, is doing it better than you and for […]

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Starbucks’ New Initiative Encourages Baristas to Talk About Race


By diamond 11:33 am March 17, 2015 Starbucks has released an new initiative that is bound to be one of the worst ideas this year. The coffee chain’s “RaceTogether” program is encouraging baristas to spark racial dialogue with customers. In a country that has a terrible track record for having honest conversations about race, what […]

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9 HBCU Students Are Coming For Tennessee’s Voter-ID-Law

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By diamond 9:41 am March 17, 2015 Nine HBCU students have filed a lawsuit against Tennessee’s vote-ID-law. From The Root: The voter-ID war just opened up a huge new front. This time in Tennessee. A group of nine students from HBCUs Fisk and Tennessee State have filed a federal lawsuit against the Volunteer State’s heavily contested and controversial […]

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Kendrick Lamar Drops New Album

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By diamond 10:19 am March 16, 2015 Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, the follow-up to his 2012 debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, dropped on iTunes Sunday night. The album release was a week ahead of its scheduled March 23rd release. You can listen to the album here. Photo: Top Dawg Entertainment

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Watch: President Obama Talks Ferguson and Mean Tweets

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By diamond 10:41 am March 13, 2015 President Obama got a chance to respond to mean tweets on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live but his appearance was more than just laughs. He also discussed current events in Ferguson. “What had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest, but there […]

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Two Officers Shot During Ferguson Protests


By diamond 10:06 am March 12, 2015 Two St. Louis County police officers were shot during a Ferguson protest Wednesday evening. The shots appeared to be coming from a hill further away from where demonstrators were gathered. From the LA Times: Two St. Louis County police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department during […]

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