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#Flawless: Leaked Beyoncé Photos Spark Debate On Shaming

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By diamond 2:13 pm February 19, 2015 From Telegraph: Unretouched images of the Queen of Pop have been leaked. Fan site The Beyoncé World has published photos they claimed were from Beyoncé’s 2013 L’Oreal ad campaign and show the singer with wearing her natural skin. Cue tweets from fans about how the singer looks #flawless no matter […]

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Pussy Riot Releases “I Can’t Breathe”

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By diamond 1:16 pm February 19, 2015 From The Root: Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock band that constantly pushes back against its government, has released a new single in English titled “I Can’t Breathe,” inspired by Eric Garner, The Guardian reports. According to the report, the song is the first one from the group […]

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Feds May Sue Ferguson

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By diamond 9:39 am February 19, 2015 From Politico: In weighing whether to bring discrimination charges against the Ferguson Police Department, the Justice Department has been “seriously examining” allegations that the city’s enforcement of minor offenses discriminated against minorities and often led to jail time and to fines that lined the city’s coffers, a law […]

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PETA Ad Likens Kennels With KKK

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By diamond 3:08 pm February 18, 2015 PETA has faced criticism being tone-deaf on issues of race and their latest video does nothing to change that. From Colorines: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, tweeted one of its videos* Tuesday that equates the American Kennel Club, the group that promotes the Westminster Dog Show, with […]

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The Great Migration Was Deadly for Black Americans

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By diamond 2:36 pm February 18, 2015 From Colorlines: The Great Migration, that roughly two decade span of the early 20th century when millions of African-Americans fled the segregation and violence of the American South for the relative economic prosperity of Northern and Western cities, fundamentally altered the U.S. landscape. But a new study has […]

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Eric Holder Calls For Moratorium On Death Penalty

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By diamond 11:41 am February 18, 2015 From The Huffington Post: Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for a moratorium on the death penalty pending a Supreme Court decision on the use of lethal injection drugs in Oklahoma. Speaking at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Holder, noting that he was speaking in a personal capacity […]

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Oklahoma Politicians Have Voted to Eliminate AP U.S. History

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By diamond 9:48 am February 18, 2015 From Talking Points Memo: An Oklahoma House committee on Monday approved a bill taking aim at the new AP U.S. History framework, which conservatives have decried as unpatriotic and negative, the Tulsa World reported. State Rep. Dan Fisher (R) introduced a bill at the beginning of the month that keeps the […]

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Graphic Design Company Says Their ‘Hanging Tree’ Project Isn’t About Race

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By diamond 6:11 pm February 17, 2015 The company says that their project has nothing to do with race. That seems willfully ignorant and social media has called them out. They’ve released an explanation but critics are not having it. RE: Seasalt & Co. Lynch Art I guess I take everything back. I respect their […]

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Officer That Assaulted Arizona Black Professor Has Resigned

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By diamond 5:06 pm February 17, 2015 From Colorlines: Stewart Ferrin, a 25-year-old Arizona State University police officer, resigned Monday after a lengthy controversy following his violent arrest of ASU professor Ersula Ore last May, the Arizona Republic reported. And he did so in dramatic fashion. In a letter he wrote to ASU police chief Mike […]

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St. Louis Police Allegedly Beat Man After Turning Off Dash Cam

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By diamond 11:38 am February 17, 2015 From The Root: 18-year-old Cortez Bufford was on the ground, surrounded by St. Louis cops last April following a traffic stop when officer Kelli Swinton, reportedly told her fellow officers: “Hold up. Hold up, y’all. Hold up. Hold up, everybody, hold up. We’re red right now, so if […]

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