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Caught on tape: supervisor threatens to hang blacks who drink from fountain

Two black workers at a cotton warehouse in Memphis have filed charges against the business for racist behavior executed by its supervisor.

The men say their manager called them “monkeys” and even told them the water fountain and microwave were for white people only. 

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Deadly disease no match for terminally ill teen’s ambition

A 19-year-old teen who is suffering from a deadly form of cancer has landed a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment. 

Jeff Mortimer was just 16 when he was diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, a form of muscle cancer. 

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Yes America, You Still Have a Race Problem

cleveland-police_newsMalissa Williams and Timothy Russell were killed when Cleveland Police Officers fired 137 bullets into their car. Both were unarmed. 

I’m just returning from 2 powerful conferences that dealt with the issues of race and privilege in America. The first was NCORE (The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity) which provided a opportunity to talk about racism and how it impacts the lives of people of color on a daily basis in institutions of higher learning. Some will have you believe that the mere existence of President Barak Obama means racism has ended, but every day we get more reminders of the ever-present existence of  white supremacy.

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Update: Nigerian officials ban #bringbackourgirls protests

As the quest to rescue more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from an extremist terror group continues, police in Nigeria’s capital have banned all planned protests.

The girls were abducted from a private school in Northern Nigeria on April 14. 

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Poll: attitudes towards slavery reparations split among Americans

Opposition to reparations has been widespread, and the results of a recent poll shows that sentiment has not changed much.

Latest research from YouGov shows a significant divide, along both racial and political lines about the topic. 

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In lawsuit, Donald Sterling accused of racism by second ex-lover

A former employee and ex-lover of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has come forward with accusations of racism against the mogul.

In her lawsuit, Maiko Maya King claims the Clippers owner fired her after she rejected “a stream of racist and sexist taunts.” 

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Why you shouldn’t make fun of Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” exhibit

You know, I tried VERY hard to ignore the blatant ignorance that has been making its rounds around the interwebs regarding the legendary Kara Walker’s,  “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.” The exhibit takes an in-depth look at modern-day slavery in the early 20th century, particularly child labor and the affects of it on the black family.

Currently housed in a former Domino Sugar Refinery plant based in Brooklyn, I had the privilege of seeing Subtlety first-hand while in New York a couple of weeks ago. It was absolutely AMAZING. But the experience did not come without its bulls***.

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Report: Violence against Gender non-conforming people

According to a recent report released by Affinity 95, transgender people and people of color are more likely to be victim of hate crimes, especially homicides.

The report, “Violence Against Gender Non-Conforming People,” was released Tuesday. 

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Anthony McGill becomes New York Philharmonic’s 1st black section leader

Nationally known clarinetist Anthony McGill made history by becoming the first African-American section leader in the New York Philharmonic.

McGill’s appointment to the position is among several changes occurring in the symphony. 

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Justin Beiber apologizes for n-word joke

Music entertainer Justin Bieber has issued an apology for a racist joke he told when he was 15.

A video of Bieber telling the joke shot backstage at a promotional event early in his career, surfaced on a British pay site on Sunday. 

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