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Haitian Man Lynched in Dominican Republic

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By diamond 3:19 pm February 13, 2015 From the Guardian: The apparent lynching of a young man in the Dominican city of Santiago has reignited fears of a looming humanitarian crisis. The body of a man, apparently of Haitian descent, was found hanged from a tree in a city park, his body beaten and his […]

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Mother of Four, Who Quit Working to Care for Children, Wins Powerball

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By diamond 12:28 pm February 13, 2015 From WPXI: One of the three winning tickets in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing belongs to Marie Holmes, a 26-year-old mother with four kids, one of whom has cerebral palsy. Holmes worked at Walmart and McDonald’s but had quit to take care of her children.  When she was asked if she’s ready […]

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Drake Drops New Album, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

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By diamond 10:53 am February 13, 2015 From Pitchfork: Drake has posted a link to a 17-song project titled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, including a song called “Jungle”– the same title given to the short film he posted this morning. Collaborations on the release include Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Along with  Check out the […]

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Oprah, Beyoncé, Barack Obama: Millennials’ Top Dinner Guests Are Black

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By diamond 11:54 am February 12, 2015 From Fusion: Who are young people’s dream dinner guests? President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Beyoncé Knowles. Fusion’s Massive Millennial Poll — which surveyed 1000 people aged 18-34 about everything from politics to dating to race issues — included the question “What public figure or celebrity would you most […]

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Laverne Cox to Co-Star in New CBS Legal Drama

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By diamond 9:43 am February 12, 2015 Laverne Cox of ‘Orange is the New Black’ fame is set to co-star in ‘Drama’, an new legal drama on CBS. From the Hollywood Reporter: Laverne Cox is going from Litchfield Penitentiary to the courtroom. The Orange Is the New Blackbreakout has been tapped to co-star in CBS’ buzzy legal […]

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Here’s a Video of Kanye Pre-’College Dropout’

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By diamond 9:34 am February 12, 2015 Watch this video of an earnest Kanye West before the drop of his debut album, ‘College Dropout’. h/t Uproxx

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Officer Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Akai Gurley

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By diamond 5:11 pm February 11, 2015 From the New York Times: A New York City police officer was arraigned on Wednesday in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on several felony charges, including second-degree manslaughter, in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York housing project last November. The officer, Peter […]

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Stripped of Little League Title

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By diamond 3:12 pm February 11, 2015 From ESPN: Little League Baseball has stripped the U.S. championship from Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West and suspended its coach for violating a rule prohibiting the use of players who live outside the geographic area that the team represents, it was announced Wednesday. Jackie Robinson West must vacate wins […]

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Fourth Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

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By diamond 12:13 pm February 11, 2015 From The Advocate: New Orleans trans advocates say they have been left stunned by the death of Penny Proud, one of their city’s young, black trans residents, the latest casualty in the ongoing national trend of antitrans violence that has seen five trans women of color killed within […]

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Three Muslim Students Gunned Down Near UNC Chapel Hill

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By diamond 10:37 am February 11, 2015 Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19 were gunned down last night near the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. Sources told local news that the family had been shot execution style. The alleged shooter is Craig Stephen Hicks, […]

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