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Not even FIFA is immune: fans show up in Blackface at Ghana game

FIFA, the organization in charge of running the World Cup which is currently taking place in Brazil, is considering investigating German fans who chose to wear blackface when their team played Ghana.

Pictures of two men in blackface, who appeared to be cheering for Germany, have been circulating the internet. 

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Update: Nigeria ends #bringbackourgirls search, more than 200 girls remain missing

Nigeria closed its investigation into the abduction of more than 200 girls by militants on Friday.

At least 276 girls were kidnapped on April 14 from a school in northern Nigeria. 57 girls had escaped. 

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Student is the first black valedictorian in school’s history

A New York teen has made history by becoming the first black valedictorian in the history of her high school.

Shanelle Davis, a senior at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside, will be graduating at the top of her class.

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Rising athlete’s career cut short after doctors discover heart condition

Baylor basketball star Isaiah Austin’s career was tragically cut short after he was diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition.

Austin, 20, had been projected as a late first-round pick, and underwent a physical at the NBA combine where his EKG test revealed the abnormality. 

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Video: study reveals just how much people don’t understand racism

According to a report released by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, many people don’t understand, nor believe that systematic racism persists. 

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Family of ‘hot felon’: this is not a joke

The family of a convicted felon whose mugshot garnered lots of unexpected attention after being posted on a California police department’s Facebook page is not thrilled about how “fine” the world thinks he is.

Jeremy Meeks’ friends and family were “very upset” about the attention he’s been getting over his infamous mugshot. 

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Guest Post

The murder of daddy’s little girl

The following post originally appeared on thyblackman.com under the title of “Killing Daddy’s Little Girl.”

By: Thy Black Man

With this Article I want to address the nation-wide seriousness of the Dead Beat Father Syndrome. This is a sickness that has destroyed generation after generation of young girls without any justice being given to these children. And yes it affects young boys as well, but boys have a stronger tolerance for pain than girls.

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Dick Gregory honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Legendary comedian/activist Dick Gregory is among 30 honorees selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

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Tona Brown makes history by becoming first transgender African-American woman to play at Carnegie Hall

Sissieretta Jones made history in 1892 when she became the first African-American female to sing at Carnegie Hall. 122 years later, the first openly transgender African-American performer will play at the venue on June 25.

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In latest rant, Kanye West disses Obama

Kanye West has always been vocal when voicing his opinions. He’s criticized government leaders, entertainers, etc. without blinking twice.

His latest rant involves President Obama. 

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