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Breaking: Ferguson Police Chief Has Resigned

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By diamond 3:47 pm March 11, 2015 From USA Today: Embattled Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson, whose department received scathing criticism from the Justice Department for racially biased policing, offered his resignation Wednesday to the Ferguson City Council, according to a Missouri state senator and media reports. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents the city, […]

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Black Lives Matter Activists and Union Members Band Together Against Scott Walker

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By diamond 2:56 pm March 11, 2015 Wisconsin’s attack against unionized workers and police brutality against people of color are two sides of the same coin say activists. From ThinkProgress: Activists took to the streets by the thousands in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday with a long list of grievances — ranging from the police killing of unarmed […]

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73 New TV Pilots with Black Leads or Supporting Roles Ordered for next Season

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By diamond 12:15 pm March 11, 2015   Television may be getting even more diverse as dozens of new pilots with black leads and supporting actors make their way to major networks for consideration. From Shadow and Act: As what, thus far, looks like a diversity push adopted by major TV networks, with the current […]

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University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students For Racist Chant

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By diamond 10:16 am March 11, 2015 Two members of SAE, the fraternity caught on tape singing a racist chant, have been suspended from Oklahoma University. From Reuters: The University of Oklahoma has expelled two students linked to a video showing members of a fraternity singing a song filled with racial epithets, the school’s president […]

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Black SAE Pledge Hazed to Death Four Years Ago

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By diamond 12:46 pm March 10, 2015 SAE, the fraternity whose Oklahoma University chapter was suspended over racist video, has a dark past. From Daily Kos: Four years ago Cornell University closed down their chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Many members of the fraternity left the school altogether. They had just killed a man. George […]

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Watch SNL Take Down Iggy Azalea For Ripping Off Black Culture

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By diamond 12:12 pm March 10, 2015 This Saturday Night Live skit perfectly takes Iggy Azalea to task for her appropriation of black culture. You can view the video here. Photo: Screenshot/Hulu

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Watch: The Racial History Behind U.S. Territories’ Lack Of Voting Rights

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By diamond 11:21 am March 10, 2015 On yesterday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explained why the nearly 4.1 million Americans in U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas do not have voting rights. Photo: Screenshot/Youtube

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Georgia Police Kill Naked, Unarmed Man Suffering From Bipolar Disorder

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By diamond 10:30 am March 10, 2015 Chamblee, Ga. police shot and killed Anthony Hill Monday night. Hill, who was unarmed and naked, suffered from bipolar disorder. According to the New York Times, police were called with reports “about a man acting deranged, knocking on doors and running naked.” At 11, new video of a naked […]

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Waka Flocka Flame Cancels OU Show In Light Of Racist Chant Video

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By diamond 9:15 am March 10, 2015 Rapper Waka Flocka Flame was set to perform at Oklahoma University at a show planned in conjunction with the SAE fraternity. After a video of SAE members making racist statements was released, Flame took to Instagram to officially say he was canceling his show. Photo: Instagram 

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The Shooting of Tony Robinson: What You Need To Know

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By diamond 3:32 pm March 9, 2015 Nineteen year-old Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. was shot by Madison, Wisconsin police officer Matt Kenny on Friday, March 6th. Since Friday night, demonstrations have swelled in Madison, with Robinson’s family and community members demanding answers. Robinson’s death comes just after the DOJ released a scathing report on the […]

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