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Tracee Ellis Ross Launches “Hair Love” Campaign

Tracee Ellis Ross gets a lot of love for her beautiful, natural hair.

But after a funny but problematic meme began making its rounds online – with the caption “That moment when you realize that you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’ hair- Ross launched a counter movement; the “Hair Love” campaign.

Though flattered by the compliment, Ross wants young women to love and embrace who they are.

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84 Arrested in 7th Week of North Carolina Protests

Mass protests against the policies of the GOP-controlled legislature continue in North Carolina.

Moral Monday protests in the North Carolina General Assembly building led to 84 arrests.

Over 500 have been arrested since demonstrations began in April.

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Serena Williams Blaming Steubenville Rape Survivor For Her Attack

Serena is at it again. In the upcoming Rolling Stones article she makes some controversial (to say the least) comments about the Steubenville rape victim. When she heard the news on the verdict of the trial she is recorded as saying

Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you—don’t take drinks from other people.

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Parents Discuss Chicago Gun Violence Crisis

The parents of the late Hadiya Pendleton sat down with HuffPost Live to discuss the gun violence crisis in Chicago.

Last week was the most violent and deadly of the year thus far.

According to Cleopatra Pendleton, one of major lessons learned from the loss of her daughter was the need for community-wide involvement in finding solutions to this crisis.

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Lil Wayne Addresses American Flag Controversy: “It was never my intention to desecrate the flag”

Yesterday, we told you about the controversy surrounding a recent Lil Wayne video that seemed to show the New Orleans rapper stepping all over the American flag.

Lil Wayne has responded to the controversy, releasing a statement earlier today.

Weezy says he had no intention of desecrating the American flag, and that the video that surfaced online captures a camera trick in progress.

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Ethel Hylton Graduates from Harvard w/ the Highest GPA in Her Class

Congratulations to Ethel “Ellie” Hylton on graduating from Harvard with the highest GPA in her class!

The niece of CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, Hylton will graduate with a degree in sociology.

She credits her incredible academic success to the influence and support from her parents.

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Why I Wrote the “Profane” New Nat Turners

Honestly I never intend to write this song. My producer Religion, saw a post I put up about a extremely racist commercial from the pen company Uniball. He was so angry about it he made the beat which would later become “New Nat Turners“. He called me after he sent it and we discussed how we would approach the song . We talked about how a corporation in 2013 would put out a ad like that and how people in our community would be willing to play a part in our own degradation.

Later that night I saw Kanye trending on twitter and tuned in to SNL to catch the live performance on his new song, “New Slaves”. About 5 minutes later I sent out this tweet.

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Cops Accused of Excessive Force in Latest Chief Keef Arrest

Rapper Chief Keef was arrested yesterday by officers from the Chicago Police Department as he was leaving a Skokie courthouse.

The Chicago rapper’s camp claims that CPD officers used excessive force in a statement:

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OWN Network Premieres “Dark Girls” Documentary This Sunday

The buzzed-about documentary Dark Girls will make its premiere on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network this Sunday June 23rd.

The film delves into the prejudices faced by dark-skinned women around the world.

From Concrete Loop:

 It examines the roots of classism, racism, and the lack of self-esteem within a division of cultures that extends from America to even the most faraway places of the world.

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Mother Watches Police Shoot Black Teen Hours After Her Own Was Killed By Cops

Englewood resident Stacey Liberty watched police shoot and kill 15 year-old Michael Westley just hours after learning that her own son – 24-year old Antwoyn Johnson – had been killed by police as well.

Police allege that both young men were reaching for guns when they were shot.

However, Johnson’s family disputes this, and says the police shot him three times in the back.

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