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Report: In U.K., white males monopolize paid jobs at universities

According to a study released by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), white males are monopolizing the best paid jobs at universities in the U.K. 

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G.K. Butterfield to lead Congressional Black Caucus

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G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina) will be the Congressional Black Caucus’ next leader. The U.S. Representative was unanimously elected on Wednesday by the 45 member group.

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Tyler James Williams calls out homophobia in the black community

Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community.

According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black is unnatural.

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Video: 7-year-old hopes to bring peace to Ferguson by playing violin

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7-year-old Leah Flynn is using her talent to bring peace to Ferguson.

The violinist has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She hopes use her talent to calm the unrest happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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The Kardashians aren’t just trashy, they’re dangerous

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The following post is from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by Sally Kohn.

By: Sally Kohn

As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. The stated goal? #BreakTheInternet.

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The Case for Black With a Capital B

The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Lori L. Tharps.

By: Lori L. Tharps

I WAS sitting in my office at Temple University when I overheard an exchange between a colleague and his student. The student had come to see her professor to go over a paper, and he was patiently explaining that the abundance of grammatical mistakes detracted from her compelling content. I sympathized with my colleague as he pointed out error after error. Until he came to this one.

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Advancing Reproductive Justice for Black Women and Women of Color in Cleveland

Recent efforts by reproductive justice organizations in Cleveland, including New Voices Cleveland, show that women will not stand idly by and watch their rights be taken away or have others—be it mainstream media outlets, anti-choice organizations, or anti-woman politicians—dictate their health and safety needs through racist billboard campaigns.

The following piece is from RH Reality Check. It was written by Jasmine Burnett.

By: Jasmine Burnett

A politically hostile and anti-woman sentiment is playing out in Ohio, where local and state legislators are using women’s access to reproductive health care as a tool to jockey for power. We are seeing varying degrees of this in states across the country, but the anti-choice movement’s “war on women” most recently came to a head in Ohio following the tragic death of Lakisha Wilson, a 22-year-old mother who had sought an abortion during her second trimester at Preterm, which provides abortions through 22 weeks’ gestation.

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In heartfelt letter, NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins announces retirement

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After 13 years in the NBA, the league’s first openly-gay athlete is retiring.

Jason Collins, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, announced his exit in a heartfelt letter published on The Player’s Tribune Wednesday. 

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Missouri ties own record for most executions in a year

The state of Missouri tied its own record for the most executions in a year when they put a man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in 1994 early Wednesday.

Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre, minutes after receiving a lethal injection. Missouri has executed nine prisoners in 2014.

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Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury, future uncertain

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a deadly highway crash more than five months ago, his lawyer said Tuesday.

It’s uncertain if he will be “the Tracy Morgan he once was.” 

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