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Judge to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law next year

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Two lawsuits currently challenging Wisconsin’s voter ID law will have to wait until next year for a ruling. John Ulin, with the support of a wave of black and Hispanic legislators in the state argued that the 2011 law, Act 23, has has a disproportionately negative impact on voters of color; a direct violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

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White supremacist who found out he was 14% black arrested

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A white supremacist who found out that he was 14 percent black has been arrested on charges of terrorizing. Craig Cobb appeared on “The Trisha Show” last month to discuss his plans to make his small North Dakota town all white.

During the appearance, he had a DNA test ran and found out that he is part South African.

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What Are You Wearing?

a_3x-horizontalFashion designer, Peggy Noland’s most recent line of clothing at her Kansas City boutique features a dress with the image of talk show queen Oprah’s head photo-shopped onto nude bodies that vary from skinny to obese. The imagery is taken to the absurd with one Oprah face detailed as a KISS face.  There is a list of valid arguments that arise from this design- the use of the female form as ornamental, hyper-sexualization of the black female, feminist comment on body image or the overall absurdity of the fashion industry.  For me it all comes down to poor taste.

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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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