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Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’

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It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s freedom.

In a recent interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” Martin spoke about how he and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother are working with lawmakers and those affected by gun violence. 

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In latest rap song, Rick Ross compares success to Trayvon Martin shooting

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Rick Ross lost a lucrative deal with Reebok after some questionable lyrics that signaled rape culture and drugging last summer. You would think that he’d learn his lesson.

It appears that the Maybach Music rapper is in hot water once again for lyrics appearing on his 6th album “Mastermind.” 

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In act of bravery, woman shares graphic images of her own beaten face to highlight domestic violence

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A young aspiring actress/model took to social media to raise awareness about domestic violence.

The woman, known as Gabriella, posted pictures of herself beaten in to highlight the dangers of staying in an abusive relationship. 

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Eric Holder is for same-sex marriage and black pastors want him impeached because of that

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A group of conservative black church leaders are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s impeachment. Why? Because he supports same-sex marriage.

The Coalition of African American Pastors blamed the entire Obama administration for giving into pressures on the issue. 

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Man blows 0.0 on Breathalyzer, still arrested for drunk driving

Police in Texas are defending a drunk driving arrest of a man whose Breathalyzer and blood test showed zero evidence of intoxication.

Larry Davis was arrested Jan. 13, 2013 by Austin police after running a stop sign. 

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CPS Report: privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates

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According to a report released by the Chicago Public Schools, privately run charter schools expel students at higher rates than other institutions of learning in the district.

The data revealed that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools, compared to 182 kids expelled out of district-run schools. Charter schools have a total enrollment of about 50,000, compared to the district’s 353,000 plus.

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On Jeopardy episode, no one wanted to answer questions about black Americans

Last Night on Jeopardy No One Wanted to Answer Qs About Black History

Something interesting happened on an episode of Jeopardy week before last. For its “College Jeopardy” panel, the category of “African-American History” was added to the board.

While the contestants blew threw all five of the other categories including “Weather Verbs” and “Kiwi Fauna,” not one went for the sixth which was you guessed it, “African-American History.” 

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BYP 100′s Charlene Carruthers makes AARP’s ’11 Civil Rights Leaders Under 50′

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BYP 100′s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers is making moves. Most recently the young activist and leader made AARP’s “11 Civil Rights Leaders Under 50.” 

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Michigan cops shoot and kill homeless man 11 times for stealing coffee, won’t be charged

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Michigan police officers who shot and killed a homeless man during a confrontation in a plaza parking lot will not face federal charges.

Saginaw resident Milton Hall died from police gunfire in July 2012. 

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Radical mayor Chokwe Lumumba dead at 66

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Jackson, Mississippi, mayor Chokwe Lumumba has died. He was 66.

Before becoming involved in Jackson politics, Lumumba was a lawyer and human rights activist.

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