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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations

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Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as America’s delegation talked about abuse by police in […]

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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him to do so. 

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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation he had with a man he believes was […]

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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram

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An interesting trend executed by white women on social media is emerging. A growing number of Caucasian females are using the #nappyhair hashtag to describe their locs. 

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Petition: Man says he was banned from conference due to dreadlocks

An MBA candidate at the University of the District of Columbia says he was banned from attending the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) conference due to his hairstyle. Tamon George created a Change.org petition in hopes of eliminating the discriminatory practice implemented by the fund that bans dreadlocks. 

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Video: HBCU president blames women for getting raped on campus

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A speech by Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings has incited controversy over what some people say are insensitive comments about rape. Jennings initially started off talking about how men only treat women how they allow them to treat them. But then the speech took a very ugly turn. 

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John Legend tears down Piers Morgan’s attempt to blame blacks for the use of the N-word

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Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down. In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to eradicate the term as a solution to banning […]

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U.S. patient who died from Ebola settles with Dallas hospital

Relatives of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, attend a news conference in Dallas

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., has reached a settlement with the hospital that treated him and admitting to making mistakes in addressing his care. Les Weisbrod, who is representing Duncan’s family, told reporters the hospital “wanted to do the right thing.”

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White fraternity goes unpunished for harassing black sorority

A college campus remains divided after members of a white fraternity received no punishment for harassing members of a black sorority. Audience members including student leaders and alumni at the University of Connecticut felt disrespected by responses from some of the panelists who spoke at a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Cultural […]

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