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Coding program offers 1 year scholarship, training for people of color

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A one-year progressive coding and app development program is now accepting applications. Code for Progress trains people to “build the digital tools they’ll use to communicate, organize, and mobilize in their communities.

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Video: Black teens express hate, disdain for fellow blacks

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In a disturbing 13-minute video, several black teenagers can been seen airing out their very hateful opinions of other blacks.

One girl said, “Even though I’m dark skin, I’m not black…they’re selfish they’re ignorant…I don’t want a black boyfriend…they got that ignorant hair (points to black teen) look at him he’s on a Toshiba, when my white boy is gonna be on a MAC making me some money…I don’t really like to make black friends, they’re not anybody who I really look to to be my friends…”

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High School holds ‘Charity Minstrel Show’ to raise awareness about racism, tolerance

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A high school in Chicago is seeking to raise awareness and tolerance about race in a very interesting way. West Chicago High School’s Glee Club will hold a “Charity Minstrel Show” on Dec. 21. 

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Ethan Couch, “Affluenza” Sufferer, May Still Go to Jail

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Yesterday we reported on the case of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who admitted to intoxicated manslaughter of four people. only to be sentenced to ten years probation after his lawyer successfully argued that Couch suffered from “affluenza,” or having “too much” privilege. Now, prosecutors are still hoping that Couch, who had a blood-alcohol level of .24 (three times the legal limit) at the time, will serve jail time.

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Wafer In Court Today

Theodore Wafer, the man who shot Renisha McBride, will be in a Wayne County court today. A judge will determine whether Wafer will stand trial for second-degree murder and manslaughter. Last month, Wafer shot McBride.  He told authorities that someone had come onto his porch and knocked on his door in the very early morning.

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TMZ’s Suge Knight-Inspired Poll: African American or “N-Word”De?

Yesterday, celebrity gossip site, TMZ made its own news when it posted a poll asking: African-American or N-word? The poll was inspired by a brief interaction with Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight. In the NSFW (without headphones) clip, Knight talks about the term African-American being a bit of a misnomer and considers the context under which saying the “n-word” would be all right.

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Student Suspended After Hugging Teacher

Seventeen-year-old Sam McNair is currently serving a year-long suspension from school for hugging and allegedly kissing a teacher. McNair was suspended after it was determined that McNair had violated the sexual harassment rules of his suburban Atlanta school district, Gwinnett County Schools, and the suspension may jeopardize his ability to graduate next spring.

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Racist attacks online surface after crowning of Miss France 2014

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Racial slurs appeared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms after 19-year-old Flora Coquerel was crowned 2014 Miss France on Saturday.

The new Miss France is of mixed heritage, a driving force behind the racist hate speech.

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As Black & Brown People Continue to be Lynched, Where’s the Outrage?

vlcsnap-2013-12-16-15h31m45s229Another week, another suspicious death of a Black or Brown person at the hands of the police. This time in Durham, North Carolina, where the police department would like us to believe that 17-year-old Jesus Huerta was searched, handcuffed, and placed in the back seat of a police car, and sometime during that ride, while still handcuffed,  he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head. This same week we found out that Tyrone West, who died in police custody five months ago, died of “positional asphyxiation,” according to a source familiar with the case.

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Is Hip Hop responsible for murder?

Hip Hop has been under fire for its lack of substance, authenticity, and contribution to destructive behavior in the Black community for quite some time. It’s a genre that has a very short bridge between reality and what is televised by record labels. With the lavish life, glorified crimes, and advertised drug usage, is it a life we wish we had or a life we accept?

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