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Paula Deen Has Reached Out to Jesse Jackson: “She Can Be Redeemed”

You might have expected this.

Yesterday we reported that Paula Deen had hired the services of real life Olivia Pope, Judy Smith to help repair her image.

We’re not sure if the following is part of Smith plan, but Deen has also reached out to Reverend Jesse Jackson:

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Principal Fires Three Black Teachers; Uses Racist, Abusive Language Towards Them

A petition has been launched demanding the ousting of NYC Principal Minerva Zanca, who is accused of firing a group of black teachers, and calling them “big lipped,” “nappy haired,” and “gorillas.”

A harassment claim filed against Zanca alleges targeting of the three teachers throughout the 2012-2013 school year.

The petition was launched by Kevin Powell’s BK Nation:

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Lolo Jones Mocks Rachel Jeantel on Twitter; Compares Her to Madea

Outspoken Olympic athlete Lolo Jones is under fire after mocking Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel on twitter.

Jeantel has faced widespread scrutiny, oftentimes mean-spirited and abusive.

Lolo took it upon herself to add to that chorus of voices, comparing the young lady to Madea.

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Obamas Visit Goree Island Slavery Museum in Senegal

The Obamas are currently on a widely-publicized visit to Africa.

Recently, they visited Goree Island in Senegal, a site from which African slaves were shipped to North America.

The President has called the visit a powerful, moving experience.

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Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Blocking Texas Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court’s ruling blocking  a Texas voter ID bill and redistricting plans for being discriminatory.

The court has ordered that lower courts reconsider the ruling.

Of course, this was all made possible by the Supreme Court’s ruling a couple of days ago that essentially gutted the Voting Rights Act.

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Paula Deen Hires Real Life Olivia Pope to Save Her Career

Desperate to save her image and career, Paula Deen has reportedly hired Smith & Co, the Washington DC crisis management firm that served as the inspiration for the ABC show Scandal.

Yes, that’s right…Deen has hired the real life Olivia Pope to save her career.

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Abigail Fisher

I am so sick of entitled white students from the suburbs that blame affirmative action for their lack of success in college admissions. College admission, especially for very selective schools, is the epitome of an arbitrary process. Either you stand out, or not. Quite simple. While race does play a role in the admission, it’s typically very minor. Nowhere is this most evident than at my school, the University of Chicago. In 2011, black students only represented 5 % of the undergraduate student body. White students, however, represented almost half of  the school, and still do. But if you ask Abigail Fisher, and other girls like her, all those minorities at these universities are the root problem. Cue the eye roll!

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16 Year-Old Harlemite Xavier Pacheco Wins National Shakespeare Competition

Harlem teenager Xavier Pacheco is making headlines after taking 1st place at the English Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, beating out 15,000 other competitors!

Incredibly, 16-year old Pacheco was only introduced to Shakespeare’s work two years ago. But he took to it like a fish to water.

He says the key to his success was a relentless work ethic and attention to detail.

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Could Light-Skinned Women Ever Be the Subject of a Documentary like “Dark Girls”?

The documentary “Dark Girls” was a widely-anticipated, controversial television event for Oprah’s OWN Network.

Many thought the documentary focused too much on pain, and too little on the triumph and strength of dark-skinned black women.

But as Clutch Magazine points out, others wondered if the experiences of light-skinned black women deserved a documentary as well.

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Rachel Jeantel, The Last Person to Talk to Trayvon Martin, Testifies at George Zimmerman Trial

Rachel Jeantel, the young lady who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night of his deadly altercation, took the stand yesterday at the George Zimmerman trial.

According to Rachel, Martin was very clear about his being watched and followed by a shady individual, and even made an effort to lose him.

She says the last thing she heard was Martin yell “Get off,” before the phone went dead.

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