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President Obama awards Oprah Winfrey & Ernie Banks with Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Baseball legend Ernie Banks and the Queen of Daytime Television’s Oprah Winfrey were bestowed with one of the highest honors yesterday when they received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Banks was saluted by President Obama for being the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs (which is a lot coming from Obama, as he is a loyal Chicago White Sox fan).

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Deadline set for NYC racial profiling probe

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New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how they have dealt with suspected thieves in their stores.

At a hearing on Wednesday, the City Council tackled the issue of racial profiling by hearing statements from Macy’s and Barneys New York denying allegations by customers that they had been singled out and followed.

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BREAKING: IL Gov.Quinn expected to sign same-sex marriage bill

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Hundreds of same-sex couples are gathering at the University of Illinois-Chicago Forum this afternoon as Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the historic SB10 bill into law. The move will make Illinois the 16th state to allow gay marriage.

Supporters hail the measure as a huge step forward for the LGBT community and the gay rights movement.

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High School football team cancels rest of season due to racist bullying

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Everyone’s familiar with Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin’s claims that teammate Richie Incognito harassed and bullied him. Now a Massachusetts high school football team has canceled the rest of their season due to similar allegations.

Lunenburg High School decided to take action after multiple accounts of racism towards one of its players and players on opposing teams.

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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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