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Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

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According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters.

North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. But a Supreme Court ruling no longer requires states to do so. 

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Kansas bill that allows refusal of service to gay couples denied by Senate

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Kansas’ state Senate will not pass a bill in its current form that would legalize discrimination against gay couples in the state.

The bill, which was approved by the House, would prevent lawsuits against someone who refuses to provide services to members of the LGBT community for religious reasons. 

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Malcolm X’s family responds to Nicki Minaj’s use of his image for new single

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Last week musician Nicki Minaj came under fire for the use of an image of iconic civil rights leader Malcolm X to promote her new single. Minaj has since apologized for the act, but some members of X’s estate still aren’t pleased. 

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Poll: 80% of NFL players ‘OK’ with having a gay teammate

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According to a recent poll, 44 out of 51 NFL players said they would be okay with having a gay teammate.

ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and ESPN The Magazine released the findings of the anonymous survey on the heels of Former Missouri football player and NFL prospect Michael Sam’s announcement that he was gay. 

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Family says Oklahoma police beat man to death in front of them

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The family of an Oklahoma man says that he was beat to death by five Moore Police officers right in front of them. Nair Rodriguez and her daughter Lunahi told News 9 they got into an argument at Warren Theater around midnight.

Nair slapped her daughter then stormed off. Her husband Luis, who chased after her, was soon confronted by the officers who demanded to see his identification.

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Twitter responds to Michael Dunn verdict with #DangerousBlackKids hashtag

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In response to a Florida jury not finding a man guilty of first-degree murder in relation to the death of a 17-year-old teenager, Twitter users have responded with the #DangerousBlackKids hashtag.

Most of the images feature black children who are anything but dangerous, including 4-year-old Anala Beevers, Mensa’s youngest and newest member. 

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Hundreds of Missouri supporters turn out for ‘Stand with Sam’ event for gay football player

Hundreds of University of Missouri students, administrators and Columbia residents gathered along Faurot Field Saturday in support of former MU Football player Michael Sam on Saturday.

Sam recently came out last week, and a group from Kansas was scheduled to protest the move. 

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Man fatally shoots 15-year-old girl for prank

Charges have been filed in connection to the shooting death of a 15-year-old Arkansas girl Saturday morning.

48-year-old Willie Noble is charged with first-degree murder, committing a terrorist act and five counts of aggravated assault after killing Adrian Broadway. 

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Facebook adds new gender options for users

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For as long as the site has existed, users have only had two options when describing their gender on Facebook. Now, the site has added additional options for those who do not identify as male of female. 

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Angela Corey announces that Michael Dunn will be retried for murder of Jordan Davis

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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey says that she intends to retry Michael Dunn on the outstanding first-degree murder charge.

A jury found Dunn guilty of three charges of attempted murder and one count of firing a missile, but could not reach a decision on whether or not he should be charged with the murder of Jordan Davis. 

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