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Shellie Zimmerman Offers Apology to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has been in the news recently. She faced perjury charges, which she received one year probation for after striking a deal. In an interview Zimmerman talked about the charges, and offered a message to Trayvon Martin’s parents:

“I’m so deeply sorry for their loss,” Shellie Zimmerman said, referring to Trayon’s parents. “I can’t even begin to understand the grief a parent experiences when they lose a child.

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17-Year Old Victoria Duval Shocks U.S. Open; Defeats Former Champion in Opening Round

17-year old Victoria Duval upset 2011 champ Samantha Stosur, winning her opening round bout at the U.S. Open.

Duval defeated Stosur despite ranking 296th worldwide; Stosur is ranked 11th.

From Clutch:

Duval, who was born in Miami, but spent most of her childhood in Haiti, has a harrowing story.

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List of ’25 Smartest Women on Twitter’ Excludes Blacks, Tweeters Respond

The latest “accidental” form of discrimination to hit social media is Fast Company’s list of “25 Of The Smartest Women On Twitter.”

Out of all of the wonderfully creative women of color on the social media site, not one was selected for the list.

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Thousands Expected at 50th Anniversary of March of Washington

Photo: USA Today

Today commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

The historical civil rights demonstration, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is hailed as the most successful peaceful protest in American history. 

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11-Year Old Carson Huey-You Admitted to Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University (TCU), has admitted its youngest student, 11-year-old Carson Huey-You.

Carson scored a 17700 on his SATs and was his senior class’ valedictorian.

Huey-You hopes to become a quantum physicist. 

Dean of Admission Ray Brown said he cannot recall ever having an applicant so young.

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VIDEO: Police Officer Punches Pregnant Woman in the Face

Community members in Upstate New York are pissed-off and looking for answers as to why a Police Officer used extreme force on a woman who confessed to be pregnant prior to her arrest. On Tuesday night, a YouTube video went semi-viral as Rochester, NY citizens used social media to shout their concerns about excessive force  used by an officer during an outside altercation on a woman who resisted arrest.

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March On Pt. III: What does the Zimmerman verdict mean for MLK’s dream?

Check out a fascinating conversation between an amazing group of black activists; they discuss the George Zimmerman verdict, the March on Washington, and how to seize this crucial moment to create lasting change.

Participants included:

  • Charlene Carruthers from BYP100
  • Mari Morales-Williams
  • Daniel Maree from Million Hoodies
  • Kevin Miles from NAACP
  • Steven Pargett from the Dream Defenders

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Chadwick Boseman Lands Lead Role in James Brown Biopic

A forthcoming James Brown biopic will reportedly star Chadwick Boseman as the soul legend.

You might remember Boseman as Jackie Robinson in 42, which was released earlier this year.

“The Help” director Tate Taylor will direct, so there’s talk of Octavia Butler and Viola Davis joining the cast as well.

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Lee Daniels Offends w/ ‘Welfare Clinic’ Comments; Issues Non-Apology

Black folks, especially black women, may be flocking to theaters to see The Butler, but the movie’s director, Lee Daniels has yet to respond to some unflattering and rather stereotypical remarks about them.

In an interview with Larry King, Daniels, who is gay, was discussing homophobia and sexually transmitted infections in the black community.

He relayed a story in which he walked into a gay men’s health clinic in New York, and thought he’d entered a “welfare clinic.”

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NAACP Petitions Justice Department to Charge Zimmerman for Violating Trayvon Martin’s Civil Rights

The NAACP says it plans to turn over a petition with over a million signatures, calling on the Justice Department to prosecute George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

Ben Jealous says young people were major supporters of the petition, many using cell phones to sign on.

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