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Students at University of Cincinnati protest, warn prospects of ‘racist’ campus

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A few weeks ago, we reported on students at UCLA protesting the paucity of black male students on campus. Now, students at the University of Cincinnati are protesting for the very same reason.

A week and a half ago, Ronald Jackson, who had been appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, resigned after a year and a half on the job. Last week, students demonstrated to show their displeasure with the school’s lack of diversity, even going as far to warn prospective students not to attend the “racist” university.

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Charges dropped against man accused of killing Islan Nettles

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The Manhattan Supreme Court dropped charges on Tuesday against a Harlem man accused of beating a transgender woman to death.

Islan Nettles died in August after Paris Wilson allegedly beat her when he found out that she was born male.

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Baseball star Andrew McCutchen named MVP of the National League

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Andrew McCutchen is now the National League’s most valuable player.

McCutchen is hailed as the best player on the Pirates team, returning postseason baseball to Pittsburgh for the first time in 21 years. 

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REPORT: Latino Youth Support Same-Sex Marriage At Much Higher Rates Than Black Youth

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According to the Black Youth Project’s latest memo, Latino youth support same-sex marriage at much higher rates than Black youth, while support among white youth falls in between.Our analysis examined public opinion on same-sex marriage in 2009 and 2012, focusing on youth between the ages of 18 and 29.

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Rihanna makes history by receiving first-ever “AMA Icon” Award

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At the end of this month, Rihanna will make history by becoming the recipient of the first-ever American Music Awards Icon award.

Winners of the awards, which will air live on November 24 on ABC, are determined by fans. 

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Stop-and-Frisk numbers sharply decline in NYC

The number of stop-and-frisks occurrences conducted by the NYPD has declined by 80 percent in recent months compared to this time last year. Officers also recovered fewer weapons according to data obtained from the police department on Monday.

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Man posts picture of child on Facebook moments before murder-suicide

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Minutes after posting a photo of his baby daughter online, 22-year-old Merrick McKoy shot and killed her, then turned the gun on himself.

The crime unfolded on social media after the child’s mother awoke Monday morning to her estranged boyfriend standing over her bed with a gun. 

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Closed Doors


Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a hallway, between two closed doors?

One door, which is locked, leads to your past, filled with moments that you want to live miles away from. The other door, which is closed, leads to your future, with moments that are miles away, but gain speed as you move towards them.  The problem, however, is that the moments behind the closed door scare you, and so you find yourself voluntary stuck in the hallway, tugging and banging to get in the locked door, and ignoring the closed one.

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Lady Obama Takes The Stage on BET’s 106 & Park

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By Rashad J. Smith

First Lady Michelle Obama was the guest of honor on BET’s 106 & Park Tuesday evening. When introduced by host Bow Wow and Keshia Chante, FLOTUS came out grooving to Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied” hit song, the same song used for the Lets Move Campaign.

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Don Lemon to get Prime-time talk show

Controversial opinion-holder Don Lemon is being rewarded with his own late night TV show. 

The one-topic show will tackle important issues of the day, that are either reported or vastly under-reported from the host’s unique perspective.

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