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Rebellious Maryland students bring more Confederate flags to school

Not even a week after a Maryland student was reprimanded for bringing a Confederate flag to school property, two more students have committed the same offense.

A photo circling the Internet shows students at Glenelg High School raising the Confederate flag at the school’s football game last Friday. 

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Video: Sportscaster James Brown addresses domestic violence during broadcast

Sportscaster James Brown took the opportunity to speak about domestic violence before yesterday’s NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens.

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The Purge

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By: Tiara Phalon

“If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?

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In Kansas City, ‘Buy Black’ movement gains progress

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Black-owned business owners urged Kansas City’s African-American community to only shop at their businesses earlier this week.

As part of the National Black United Front’s “Blackout Monday” initiative, the organization wants the community as a whole to take note of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Viola Davis sticks up for her daughter’s hair

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It seems like it’s open season on natural hair, especially when it belongs to the child of a famous person. Blue Ivy has been the butt of many jokes for what critics call Jay Z and Beyonce’s “poor choice in styling.”

Now, actress Viola Davis is coming under fire for choosing to keep her daughter’s hair natural. But instead of ignoring the criticism, Davis is sticking up for her child, and her parenting choices. 

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‘Forgotten Four’ film tells story of four black men who integrated the NFL

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Most of us know about Jackie Robinson being the first black professional Major League Baseball player, but few know about the men responsible for breaking the color barrier in the NFL. 

But a new EPIX documentary will tell the story of four black pro sports players, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, who first integrated the National Football League.

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Black churches more accepting of gays, study finds

According to a new survey, overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in the country’s religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but declined in Catholic congregations.

Duke University’s National Congregations Study found the trend by interviewing representatives from 1,331 congregations in the country. 

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Witness who called cops in John Crawford III shooting changes story completely

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The man whose 911 call led to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old unarmed man in an Ohio Walmart is changing his story.

When Ronald Ritchie initially called the police from Walmart last month, he reported that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store” and that shoppers were coming under direct threat.

But now, he’s recounting the incident in a drastically different way. 

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Terry Crews talks Ray Rice, shares his experiences with domestic violence

Terry Crews has responded to the Ray Rice abuse incident by opening up about his own experiences with domestic violence.

The 46-year-old actor/comedian shared how the Ray Rice elevator altercation affected him, as well as what he witnessed in his household growing up. 

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Feature: Black men’s excuses for Ray Rice sound a lot like the ones Darren Wilson’s supporters used

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This post is from The Washington Post. It was written by Julian Long.

By: Julian Long

Black men. Fellas. Brothers.

Stop complaining about Ray Rice’s (much deserved and yet woefully insufficient) punishment. Right now.

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