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Richard Sherman went off, why you mad?

“A tale of two Stanford players:

Richard Sherman: From Compton California. 4.0 GPA at Sanford and going back to get his masters. One of the best trash talkers who gets labeled a “thug” after eleloquently expressing his feelings on Michael Crabtree. Didn’t curse or even say anything derogatory.

Jonathan Martin: Attended nationally ranked Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California. All around smart guy who comes from an affluent family. Some label him soft and some derogatory words because he didn’t “confront” teammate Richie Incognito after harassment in the locker room.

One is getting criticized for talking while the other (by including me) is got criticized by not talking. I’ll let you go from there.” - J.R. Bang

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Not One…Not Two…: LeBron James’ Message to Single Mothers

Last week, Beyonce garnered many of the headlines about this year’s The Shriver Report, an annual study about the state of women and girls in society today. Queen Bey’s brief essay both further solidified her position as a feminist and gave bloggers and pundits yet another opportunity to consider the merits of her feminism. Yet, there was a more compelling essay written by an equally famous person that I think should have gotten a little more press. On the surface, the essay that basketball superstar LeBron James contributed to The Shriver Report is an incredibly moving tribute to his mother, Gloria James, and less importantly, a lesson on how a strategically placed exclamation point can do all things. In his piece, James chronicles his mother’s struggle to provide for him: 

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News Flash

Vanity Fair accused of lightening Lupita Nyong’o's skin in photo shoot

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Lupita Nyong’o is quickly rising to fame. With a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award and Oscar nomination under her belt for her performance in 12 Years A Slave, it’s pretty easy to understand why.

But folks aren’t too thrilled with the actress’ latest Vanity Fair photo shoot. 

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Father who accidentally shot daughter denied release for funeral

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An Ohio man charged with killing his 11-year-old daughter Thursday was denied a temporary release to attend the child’s funeral.

Deandre Kelley, 34, was charged with the shooting death of Achauntiara Lanza during an argument with the victim’s mother. State court Judge Nadine Allen cited security concerns for the decision. 

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BYP & BYP 100 Present…’MLK Then & Now: Rebuilding the Black Freedom Movement Through King’s Legacy’

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Join The Black Youth Project Founder Cathy J. Cohen, BYP 100 National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and members of The Black Youth Project and BYP 100 on Monday January 20th for an hour long Twitter Chat dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Participants will share their thoughts and beliefs about how to best live out the legacy of the iconic civil rights leader on a personal, political and for those of us who subscribe to finding meaning in the non secular: a spiritual level.

It is important for us as young Black people to engage in the legacy of MLK in a way that is both celebratory and lovingly critical. Too many times we witness either a romanticized version of King as the savior of the Black race or an outright dismissal of him for being too much of a reformist; only fighting for integration and assimilation. 

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News Flash

High School basketball players suspended for throwing up 3-pt. symbols

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Two Wisconsin high schoolers have been suspended after a picture of them throwing up a three-point symbol surfaced.

Jamal and Juwaun Jackson were featured in The Sheboygan Falls News. The story was about the brothers moving into the district. They, along with Sheboygan Falls Senior Jordan Jackson, took one serious picture and a goofy picture. 

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Young designer makes big mark on fashion industry when Colin Kaepernick rocks his line

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NFL football star Colin Kaapernick is one of the few professional athlete that does not don a three piece suit during post-game press conferences. Instead, he rocks casual wear designed by 13-year-old Jeremiah Jones. 

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Hundreds of Kentucky State University students kicked out of school, given 72 hours to leave campus

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Hundreds of students at Kentucky State University in Frankfort said they were told to get their belongings and exit school property after abruptly being dropped from classes, dorm rooms and meal plans.

The announcement came Wednesday evening in the form of an email notification. 

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Photo of Black gay dads goes viral, Black Twitter reacts

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viral image of two black fathers prepping their daughters for school has caused some members of Black Twitter to respond in outrage. The photo shows Kaleb and Kordell and their two daughters behaving like any normal family on a school day.

The picture was posted on the couple’s Instagram account with the caption “Being a father is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30. This is a typical day in our household. It’s not easy but we enjoy every moment and every minute of #fatherhood. #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads.”

Muse writer Beyond Steven took to the site to air out his frustrations with the black community regarding the lgbt population. 

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Happy birthday Michelle Obama! 50 & Fabulous

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Michelle Obama turns 50 today and she couldn’t be more elated. Describing herself as “50 and fabulous,” the First Lady is getting ready to show off some dance moves at her big birthday celebration at the White House on Saturday. 

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