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Student group organizes ‘catch an illegal immigrant’ event

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The Young Conservatives of Texas at the University of Texas at Austin announced a new game: “Catch an Illegal Immigrant.”

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Kanye to Obama: ‘Don’t mention my baby mama’s name cuz we both from Chicago’

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Kanye West has a message for the president. In response to Obama referring to him as a “jackass” in 2009 for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards to praise Beyonce, West said that Obama “shouldn’t mention my baby mama name.”

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Audio: 911 call placed by George Zimmerman’s girlfriend

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George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with assault and battery for allegedly pointing a shotgun at his new girlfriend Samantha Scheibe.

The incident occurred at the residence shared by the pair on Monday. Audio of the 911 call has been released:

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Jay Z, Barneys announce major changes to partnership

Yesterday we broke news that Jay Z will move forward in his partnership with retail chain Barneys New York. The high-end store has been battling controversy since two black shoppers filed discrimination lawsuits against the chain and the NYPD for racially profiling them.

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According to USA Today, “Best Man Holiday” is a ‘race-themed’ film

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The highly-anticipated sequel The Best Man Holiday enjoyed significant success during its opening weekend. The film, ranking at no.2 at the box office, grossed $30.6 million. 

Critics, viewers and fans are all talking about the film. Some describe it as a romantic comedy, others call it a drama, but one nationally-known publication has took the cake with their description of the film. For his headline, Scott Bowles of USA Today wrote ““Holiday’ nearly beats ‘Thor’ as race-themed film soars.”

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Video: Black cyclist “packing” cupcake attacked by police

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D’Paris Williams is 21-years-old. He’s employed, attends classes at City Colleges of San Francisco and is interested in photography. On Friday, he became the latest victim of physical assault and racial profiling by police.

Photographer and friend of Williams Travis Jensen, was the first to break news of what happened.

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Police in New Mexico shoot at minivan full of children

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In what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop turned into a horrific shootout when New Mexico police opened fire on a minivan full of children Oct. 28. Three police officers were video recorded violently responding to a female driver who was pulled over for speeding. Oriana Ferrell, 39, was driving the vehicle withe her five children inside when she attempted to evade police after being stopped.

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Why I Wrote Strange Fruit (Class Of 2013)

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I’m just not the type of person that can hear about tragedies that happen on our community and just keep it moving. When I first heard about the senseless murder of Renisha McBride, I couldn’t sleep. Here was another young Black person who was shot and killed after a car accident, just for trying to get help. Just weeks before in Charlotte, Jonathan Ferrell was killed by police when he ran to them after his accident. A few weeks before that I heard about Kendrick Johnson, who was found dead rolled up in a mat at his school. Instead of investigating Kendrick’s murder , the police said he committed suicide and closed the case.

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Majority white sorority elects first black president

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A University of Alabama sorority has elected its first black president. The majority white organization Sigma Delta Tau voted Hannah Patterson into the position last week. Patterson, who has been a member of the sorority for a year, says that she ran for president to help her sorority grow.

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UPDATE: More details on George Zimmerman’s arrest

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George Zimmerman was arrested today around 1:30 p. m. on charges of domestic violence. While the crime he is being accused of remains unclear, we do know that the disturbance took place on Topfield Court in western Seminole County near Apopka.

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