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Republicans Have Already Begun to Take Advantage of Yesterday’s Gutting of Voting Rights Act

Republicans in states across the south wasted no time taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling that gutted the Voting Rights Act yesterday.

The ruling freed 15 historically racist states from needing federal approval before changing election procedures.

Initiatives like Photo ID laws and early voting hours are now up from grabs.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that it is unconstitutional because it deprives equal liberty under the law.

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Paula Deen Breaks Down on Today Show

Since her racist deposition was leaked to the media last week, Paula Deen’s personal and professional life has been in freefall.

Appearing on the Today Show this morning (after no-showing last Friday), Deen broke down while defending herself against accusations of racism.

Deen maintains that she is absolutely NOT a racist.

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Diddy Launches Revolt TV this Fall!

-Rashad Smith, Rochester, New York.

Remember when we use to tune in to MTV and watch TRL, waiting on our favorite videos on the countdown?
What about Pop Up Video on VH-1, that contained informational bubbles, trivia, and sexual anecdotes that kept us intrigued… remember that?
Most certainly we cannot forget the comcial Al Shearer of BET‘s Hits from the Streets or the lovable 21st century cartoon chick, Cita from BET’s Cita World!
The early 2000′s, when video programming was in its prime, has vanished before our eyes and replaced by reality television.

Are you ready for this…. He’s bringing back REAL music video programming to television!

That’s right, Mr. Making the Band himself, Sean “Diddy” Combs, is launching Revolt T.V. this fall!

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Interracial Couple Launches Website to Counter Cheerios Ad Backlash

In response to a well-publicized backlash against a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family, a interracial couple from Georgia has launched a website in support of the commercial and its intentions.

Called “We Are the 15 Percent,” the site features photos of mixed-race couples and families from across the country.

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Where Is the Justice for Minority Students in the Public Education System?

Injustice within public school walls is not a new phenomenon. Historically, segregated schools in the Jim Crow South remain the prevailing example of severe educational unfairness. This authorized discrimination left many black students in overcrowded and lackluster schools, with minimal resources. If you look around America today, however, similar educational injustices can be easily seen. Recently, there seems to be a nation-wide systemic denial of the simple right to accessible and adequate education (without discrimination) in American Public schools. While civil rights are certainly still a law-abiding concept, if you ask many top educational officials, I am unsure if they would agree.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

A key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision.

The justices have invalidated the requirement that certain states get federal approval before they make changes to their voting policies. The decision calls on Congress to create a new formula for deciding which states should be affected by this requirement.

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Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Slavery and Segregation in Opinion

Yesterday the Supreme Court ducked out of a decision on an affirmative action case centering on the University of Texas’ admissions policy, tossing it back to a lower court for consideration.

In Clarence Thomas’ opinion, affirmative action is clearly discriminatory, comparing the U of Texas admissions policy to slavery.

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Ohio School Apologizes; Lifts Ban on Afro Puffs and Braids

Last week, we told you about Horizon Science Academy, a school in Ohio that – as part of its dress code - banned afro puffs and braids.

After widespread outrage, Horizon has lifted the ban and released an apology.

Along with lifting the ban, the school vows to take necessary steps to “prevent this from ever happening again.”

Check out the letter below:

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The George Zimmerman trial is being televised, and those who are watching got to watch a bit of, um, standup? Zimmerman’s attorney, Don West, began addressing the jury with…a knock-knock joke:

Speaking to the jury during opening statements, West explained, “sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.” He went on to say, “so let me, at considerable risk, let me, let me say, I’d like to tell you a little joke. I know how that may sound a bit weird in this context under these circumstances. But I think you’re the perfect audience for it. As long as you, uh, don’t, if you don’t like it, or you don’t think it’s funny or inappropriate, that you don’t hold it against Mr. Zimmerman. You can hold it against me if you want, but not Mr. Zimmerman. I have your assurance you won’t. Here’s how it goes…”

And with that, West unleashed his inner comedian:

“Knock-knock.”"Who’s there?”

“George Zimmerman.”

“George Zimmerman, who?”

“Alright good. You’re on the jury.”

West’s dry joke was greeted with stony silence.

“Nothing?” asked West, eliciting a few laughs. “That’s funny.”

Read more at The Huffington Post.

West, we see what you were trying to do there, but, f’real?! What do you think of this legal “strategy:? Are you watching the Martin trial? Thoughts so far? Sound off below!!!!