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50 years after Selma, mainstream media still socializes us to believe that white lives matter more

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Stacey Patton’s incisive essay for Dame Magazine explains why America has betrayed Dr. King’s dream.

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11 forgotten Martin Luther King quotes that show he was a revolutionary

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Vox has a good roundup of the Martin Luther King quotes that often go unheard. 

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Gay marriage may soon be legal in every state

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The Supreme Court will take up the case of gay marriage.

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Video:100 years of black hairstyles in less than 60 seconds


This video shows the range of hairstyles worn by black women over the last century. We need to bring some of this styles back.

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Mike Huckabee is a hating hater and needs to leave Beyoncé alone.

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If there’s one thing that people who haven’t been living under a rock know, it’s to never, ever come for the Beyoncé. It is a loosing battle. You will not win. But Mike Huckabee didn’t get this message. Huckabee is upset that Barack Obama allows his daughters to listen to Queen Bey.

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I believe in the self-determination of black people, not the Oscars

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I don’t really care about the Oscars. I’m not a movie buff, I think awards shows are boring, and I don’t give a huge amount of weight to the artistic judgements of a bunch of hand selected old white men with ballots. Being too invested in receiving affirmation from whiteness and white institutions will always leave you disappointed, let down by something that was never made for you. Yet still I have to admit that I care about who is nominated for Oscars, as these nods have real consequences and contain important information about the valuation of black talent.

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North Miami Beach Police Using Black Men’s Mugshots as Target Practice

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A member of the National Guard was shocked when she went to a local range for target practice.

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#BlackLivesMatter: Protesters Shut Down Boston Highway

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Boston, a city with a long history of racial violence and segregation got a wake up call yesterday. A group supported by, but unaffiliated with Black Lives Matter Boston, took to the highway to unite against racism.

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It’s Not Just the Cops

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“We must muster outrage over the routine dehumanization that happens in our criminal-justice system, rather than reserve it for the most extraordinary instances of injustice, if we are to maintain a movement for change,” writes Jonathan Rapping at the Nation.

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Boko Haram May Be Using Abducted Girls As Bombers

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Boko Haram, the terrorist cell in Nigeria responsible for kidnapping over 200 girls early last year, may be using the girls to carry out bomb attacks.

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