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Tufts University kicks out student after she was raped

On Monday, Wagatwe Wanjuki posted a tweet about what it’s like to be a rape survivor.

The 27-year-old took to Twitter after reading a June 6 Washington Post column buy conservative writer George Will. The column suggested there was no campus rape epidemic and that women were lying about being victims of sexual assault.

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Video shows police in Texas fatally shooting handcuffed man

In this picture from a security camera at the Downtown Jail shows the muzzle flash in the fatal shooting of Daniel Saenz by El Paso police Officer Jose

A video of a man being shot to death by police as he sat in handcuffs has been released.

An El Paso police officer pulled his Taser gun after drawing his handgun and fatally shot the man at the Downtown Jail last year.

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Here’s why 2014 should be another Freedom Summer

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post, and was written by Rev. Al Sharpton. The original title is , “Why 2014 Should Be Another Freedom Summer.”

By: Al Sharpton

During this very week 50 years ago, Americans — many of them students and young folks — gathered in the state of Mississippi alongside civil rights leaders, activists, local citizens and others as they collectively engaged in an extensive voter registration project. Freedom Summer, as it was aptly titled, helped change the course of this nation. Because of Mississippi’s horrendously low black voter registration rate, this state became symbolic of the larger systemic issue of voter disenfranchisement across the country.

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Aaliyah’s family protesting biopic, fans start petition in protest of film

Zendaya Coleman, Aaliyah

The family of the late R&B singer Aaliyah has expressed outrage over news that a film about the star’s life will be made. 

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No more Washington Redskins? patent office cancels team trademark

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration.

The decision comes after numerous campaigns forged by Native Americans and their supporters calling for the team to change their name.

The trademark office called the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.”

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Harlem teen opens first ever sneaker pawn shop

Teen opens world’s first pawn shop for $15,000 sneakers

16-year-old Chase “Sneakers” Reed made history when he became the first person in the world to open a sneaker pawn shop.

Reed, a 10th grader at Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem, says high-end kicks are becoming the currency of choice in New York.

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Police chief resigns with clean record despite use of racial slur

Former Police Chief Doug Jordan (KSAZ)

 A Georgia police chief resigned after being suspended for sending racist text messages to his officers.

And he did it with a clean record. 

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Staci Yandle and Darrin Gayles confirmed as federal judges

We previously reported that President Obama had nominated Staci Yandle to preside over the U.S. District Court in Illinois.

Today, it was announced that both Yandle and Darrin Gayles have been confirmed as federal judges. Yandle is now the second black lesbian–and the first in 20 years–to be confirmed; Gayles becomes the first openly gay black male to serve as a federal judge

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Video: 9-year-old girl courted by college basketball team

A 9-year-old girl who is super skilled in basketball is being scouted by the University of Miami Coral Gables. Jaden Newman, who is in the fourth grade, currently plays on her local high school’s varsity squad.

She was sent an official recruitment letter and has already toured the campus.

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Everyday Racism in K-12 Education

By: David Knight

Earlier this spring, the New York Times published an important article on brief racial slights, or “microaggressions,” that people of color endure every day across college campuses. The article, by Tanzina Vega, covers the recent wave of activism, dialogue, and scholarship on the topic and features the project, “I, Too, Am Harvard,” where students of color at the university gave personal testimony about the microaggressions they regularly experience.

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