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Bill O’Reilly: Trayvon Martin Died Because He Looked “Gangsta”

If you’ve ever seen “The O’Reilly Factor,” you’d swear that Bill O’Reilly doesn’t like black people.

Here’s one more thing to confirm that notion, or at the very least solidify his ignorance.

His argument is that Trayvon Martin died because he looked like a “gangsta.”

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Mister Cee Stars In PSA After Revelations About Sexuality Surface

Last week, Mister Cee resigned from his position as a DJ at New York’s Hot 97 amid allegations that he had solicited sex from a transgender person. 

Now he’s released a Public Service Announcement promoting sexual freedom and safety.

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New YouTube Series Explores Black Homosexuality

It’s no secret that the African American community has a long way to go when it comes to  accepting homosexuality. Our deep-rooted spirituality as well as the population’s strong commitment to gender roles are partially to thank for that.

But a new YouTube series is challenging those ideas.

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Another Angry Black Woman? This British Interviewer Thinks So

Supermodel-turned-activist Naomi Campbell has launched a campaign to highlight the lack of models of color on catwalks.

During an interview with British media entity Channel 4 News, Campbell stressed the importance of diversifying the field.

But the interviewer subtly accused her of  being just another angry black woman.

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J. Cole Releases Video In Memory of Slain Child

Rapper J. Cole just released the video for his hit single “Crooked Smile,” Ft. TLC and he’s dedicating it to the memory of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones.

Jones was killed when Detroit police raided her home in 2010.

From Noisey:

Directed by Sheldon Candis, the R&B group do not appear in the music video. J. Cole plays a drug dealer who has his family over to celebrate his baby sister’s birthday. During the night, DEA agents raid his house. His sister is accidentally shot and killed during the raid.

Read more at Noisey

“Crooked Smile” appears on J. Cole’s second album Born Sinner. 

Thoughts on the video?

Should artists, rappers in particular, use their work to highlight the injustices black youth face more frequently?

 Sound off below!



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Amazing: Detroit’s Youngest Entrepreneur Wants To Revitalize Detroit’s Economy

You’re about to read about one of the most successful young people in America.

10-year-old Asia Newsom is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur.

Her candle company, Super Business Girl, is thriving and breathing life back into a much needed economy.

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911 Call That Led To Fatal Shooting Released

The 911 call placed moments before 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed has been released.

Ferrell died on Saturday while seeking help after being involved in a car accident.

The unarmed former FAMU football player was shot 10 times by Police Officer Randall Kerrick, and the incident has sparked national debate.

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30 Years After Vanessa’s Crown: How Far Have We Really Come?

 In light of the recent stupid controversy surrounding Miss America 2014′s Nina Davuluri, I decided to ponder race relations in the context of beauty pageants and American society.

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Homeless Man Returns $40,000, Fundraiser Started In His Honor

Glen James, a homeless man living in Boston turned in more that $40,000 in traveler’s checks and cash to police.

Because of that, a fundraising campaign has been started in his honor.

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Navy Yard Shooting: 13 Dead Including Gunman

Yesterday tragedy struck America once again when 34-year-old Navy Contractor Aaron Alexis entered a Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Monday morning.

Armed with an AR-15 military-style assault rifle, a double-barreled shotgun and a handgun, Alexis killed 12 people before being gunned down by police. 

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