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14-year-old couldn’t find a job, now he’s the CEO of his own business

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When 14-year-old Ajayi Jackson couldn’t find a summer job, he created one.

Jackson is the proud owner of Pop’s Pizza, a homemade pizza palace in Pittsfield, MA. He hand-makes the pizza himself and then delivers it right to customer’s doorstep. 

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Report: blacks disproportionately fined for legal weed use in Seattle

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Blacks and the homeless in Seattle received a disproportionate number of fines for using marijuana legally in Seattle.

The findings come as part of an official review of citations during the first six months of Washington’s legalized pot regime. 

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Guest Post

Why more people need to know about the Supreme Courts decision regarding elections

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The following post was originally published on NewsOne under the title, “According to the Supreme Court Elections Are Indeed For Sale.” 

By: Janaye Ingram

Why more people need to know about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that will allow unlimited money to be poured into elections and what we can do to address it.

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Like other companies, Twitter also comes up short on diversity

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Twitter is the latest company to confirm that the field of technology isn’t diverse.

The company released a statistical breakdown of the genders and ethnic backgrounds of its employees, and like many companies, the “diversity report” does not live up to its name. 

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Clip of the Day

Video: BYP100′s Terrance Laney talks LGBT justice with Roland Martin

“You’re not going to use my story to gain rights and not speak to my issues” said BYP100 member Terrance Laney today on Roland Martin’s tvOne show.

Watch him discuss this and The Black Youth Project’s recent memo: “Moving Beyond Marriage, What Young People of Color Think about the LGBT Agenda.”

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Research from Temple University could lead to cure for AIDS

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Temple University researchers announced a major step forward in the battle against AIDS and the HIV virus. 

Researchers successfully eliminated the HIV virus from cultured human cells for the first time. 

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Guest Post

Why Blacks should care about pro-Israeli media bias

The following post originally appeared on NewsOne under the title, “Why African Americans Should Care About Pro-Israeli Media Bias.” It was written by .

By: Michael Arceneaux

The interesting thing about the notion of “liberal media bias” is that it’s based on the idea that huge media conglomerates would align themselves with liberal principles for the sake of ideology as opposed to a business model. Rupert Murdoch has done a good job of aligning both objectives, but more often than not, for other media companies, cash rules everything around them (C.R.E.A.M. get the money, dollar-dollar bills, y’all). So as much as I enjoy MSNBC, I’m very well aware that the network’s mostly left slant in prime-time and on the early morning weekends is based on creating an outlet to rival FOX News versus standing up for liberalism. 

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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country.

In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white man’s $1. 

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Doc Rivers to quit job as Clippers coach if Donald Sterling still owns team

According the Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons, coach Doc Rivers will quit if Donald Sterling is still the owner by the start of the next basketball season.

Although Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly sold the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Donald Sterling has issued a lawsuit, claiming that Mrs. Sterling did not have his permission to sell. The case is being heard in a California probate court.

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NYPD report: ‘Eric Garner was not in great distress’

The video of NYPD officers placing a 43-year-old man in a chokehold minutes before his death has gone viral. Many have responded with angry cries of racial injustice, and others are even more upset after finding that a preliminary internal report makes no mention of the illegal move.

The report also fails to mention Garner’s repeated statements about not being able to breathe and the report states that he was not in “great distress.” 

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