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Parents and Teachers Hold Protest Against NYC Principal for Targeting Black Teachers; Calling Them “Gorillas”

Last month we told you about a NYC principal under fire for targeting and forcing out the only black teacher’s at Pan American International High School.

The outrage has only increased since then. Principal Minerva Zanca is also accused of calling them “gorillas,” and making derogatory comments about their “big lips” and “nappy hair.”

Parents and teachers recently held protests outside of the NYC Dept of Education, calling for her ouster.

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Judge: George Zimmerman Will Also Face Manslaughter Charges

Judge Debra Nelson has granted the prosecution’s request that in addition to second degree murder,  George Zimmerman also face manslaughter charges in the death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

She has not decided if Zimmerman will face other lesser charges, such as third degree murder.

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Black Cafe Owner Posts Sign to Ward Off Racists: “f you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.”

After being repeatedly subjected to blatant racism from potential customers, a British black woman posted a sign outside of her restaurant that read:

“Attention! Everyone be aware I am a black woman, and always will be. If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.

But if you prefer quality wholesome meals in a pleasant and clean environment, come in. I don’t bite.”

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Florida Police Fear Rioting After George Zimmerman Verdict

The Broward County Sheriff’s Dept. has released a PSA urging community members not to riot after the George Zimmerman verdict is announced.

The video features two teenagers – one black, and one Hispanic – standing in front of a group of officers and community members.

From NewsOne:

The boy says,”Let’s give violence a rest, because we can easily end up arrested.”

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Gabrielle Calhoun Beaten Unconscious by Police

Although it happened a couple of weeks ago, more attention is now being paid to Gabrielle Calhoun, a young woman who was severely beaten by members of the Bloomington, IL, police department.

Gabrielle was following behind a male friend who was being inexplicably detained by police.

An officer suddenly hauled off and knocked her unconscious with a night stick.

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Rand Paul Staffer Expressed Support for Lincoln’s Assassin; Bemoaned Diversity

A Rand Paul staffer is making headlines for expressing support for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, among other very inflammatory sentiments.

Jack Hunter is a member of Senator Paul’s staff; specifically the director of new media and a co-writer of Paul’s book Tea Party Goes to Washington.

Besides claiming to give a toast to John Wilkes Booth every May 10th, Hunter repeatedly wore a confederate flag to events, and called diversity a code word for “not white.”

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Operation Save Our Sons Launches from Jacksonville, FL

As many of us play close attention to the George Zimmerman trial, which in many unfortunate ways looks like the Trayvon Martin trial, a Jacksonville, FL group has taken this moment to get more exposure.

Operation Save Our Sons, which is based in Jacksonville, FL, is making an effort to convey its message to more people:

[Operation Save Our Sons] organizers are reaching out nationally to nonprofit organizations, school districts and police departments to help them  teach young black men how to respond better when confronted by police or anyone else.

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Idris Elba Stars as Nelson Mandela in Upcoming Biopic

Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic ‘Long Walk to Freedom,” set for a November release.

Already generating Oscar buzz, the film may be made even more powerful considering Mandela’s ailing health.

According to Elba, the role was an inspiring and rewarding experience, to say the least.

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Illinois Passes Concealed-Carry Law

Illinois has passed our nation’s final concealed-carry law – just before a July 9th federal deadline.

The legislation allows anyone who has Firearm Owner’s Identification card, passed a background check, and completed 16 hours of safety training to obtain a concealed-carry permit for a fee of $150.

It passed despite a veto from Gov. Pat Quinn, who pointed to the horrific gun violence crisis in Chicago as reason enough for striking down such legislation.

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