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For third time, Senate GOPs block vote equal pay act

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For a third time, Senate Republicans blocked a vote that would open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The act would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. 

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NFL start Colin Kaepernick investigated for sexual assault

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NFL star Colin Kaepernick is currently being investigated for a possible sexual assault in Miami.

The accuser claims the alleged incident took place at a residence at the Viceroy Hotel on April 1. 

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East Chicago student hailed as hero after saving woman, child from car wreck

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When East Chicago Central High School student Kendall Brown heard a crash just outside his house, he immediately grabbed his brother and sister and led them to safety. 

The crash he heard was closer than he thought. The vehicle had actually crashed into the side of his home. 

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Woody Allen produced Cotton Club play has no black actors

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Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” opens Thursday night in New York City. The musical is based on the Cotton Club, a New York nightclub based in Harlem back in the early 20th century.

Despite the club being rooted in African American history, Allen hired no black actors for the production. 

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New Slaves: The Battle against Colorism and Self-Hatred

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I’m sure you have probably heard the to-do surrounding two rising starlets, Lupita Nyong’o and Dencia. Both African women, it seems at first glance that their beef is escalating rapidly. After more thorough investigation, it just seems that maybe someone has been drinking that good ole Haterade. And man, it has to be sour.

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Student activists protest Peabody ties to Wash U

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About 100 people gathered outside of Washington University St.-Louis’ Brookings Hall in protest of the school’s ties with St. Louis-based Peabody Energy.

The demonstrators called for the university to no longer allow the energy company to sponsor its Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization. They also was Greg Boyce, CEO of Peabody, to leave Wash U’s Board of Trustees. 

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Los Angeles Students Protest with Empty Desks in Street

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Students in LA lead a protest in which they placed 375 desk  outside of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s headquarters.  According to the article printed in the LA Times, the desk represented the number of students who dropped out of school every week during the 2011-2012 school year. Drivers who were stuck in traffic due to the display were very upset.  However, the students and organizers of the protest were also frustrated by the number of students who had dropped out school.  According to the California Department of Education, some 8,748 students had dropped out of school during the 2012-2012 school year.  Students and organizers alike feel as if the most at risk schools in the districts are not having their needs met and are demanding changes.  Some of those changes including having a student representative on the school board and more resources for English Language Learners and low-income students.

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Petition wants Michael Vick banned from Jets practice site

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A petition seeking to ban NFL star Michael Vick from practicing with his team has about 1,500 signatures.

The New York Jets has held its training camp on SUNY Cortland’s campus since 2009, but despite the team’s history, people aren’t thrilled about Vick’s presence. 

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B Stylers: Japanese teens who want to be black

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A group of teenagers in Japan known as B Stylers, have declared to live the life of a black person.

Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg discovered the teens while traveling around Asia for the past seven months. 

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Study: no more blacks playing Major League Baseball than 1950s

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In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier by becoming the first African-American player.

But according to a Huffington Post infographic, in the past few years, the percentage of black players has declined to Civil Rights-era numbers. 

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