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White women using #nappyhair hashtag on Instagram

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An interesting trend executed by white women on social media is emerging.

A growing number of Caucasian females are using the #nappyhair hashtag to describe their locs. 

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WCG Walks Out on US Gov’t Representatives at the UN

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The following piece is from We Charge Genocide. It was written by Sarah Ji.

By: Sarah Ji

[Tuesday] night, the We Charge Genocide team walked out on the 23 U.S. government representatives during their time to respond to the concerns we raised. Asha presented our 2-minute statement, which included a critique that there is no real mechanism for pointing to the police as a source of violence or for accountability. For two hours, we supported survivors and advocates speaking on their issues and telling their stories.

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Petition: Man says he was banned from conference due to dreadlocks

End the "Dreadlocks" Discriminatory Policy of The Thurgood Marshall College Fund

An MBA candidate at the University of the District of Columbia says he was banned from attending the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) conference due to his hairstyle.

Tamon George created a Change.org petition in hopes of eliminating the discriminatory practice implemented by the fund that bans dreadlocks. 

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Video: HBCU president blames women for getting raped on campus

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A speech by Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings has incited controversy over what some people say are insensitive comments about rape.

Jennings initially started off talking about how men only treat women how they allow them to treat them. But then the speech took a very ugly turn. 

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John Legend tears down Piers Morgan’s attempt to blame blacks for the use of the N-word

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Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down.

In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to eradicate the term as a solution to banning use of the word by all races. 

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Black Girls Only

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The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Tiq Milan.

By: Tiq Milan

My father once told me that the worst thing to happen to Black people is that we were convinced that Black men and women hated each other. This intentional complex task caused a great schism in the Black community and was put into motion centuries ago.

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U.S. patient who died from Ebola settles with Dallas hospital

Relatives of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, attend a news conference in Dallas

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., has reached a settlement with the hospital that treated him and admitting to making mistakes in addressing his care.

Les Weisbrod, who is representing Duncan’s family, told reporters the hospital “wanted to do the right thing.”

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Dr. Huxtable no more, Bill Cosby lost persona after 13 rape accusations

The following piece is from The Grio. It was written by Luvvie Ajayi.

By: Luvvie Ajayi

athcliff Huxtable was America’s dad as the 1980s came to a halt and the 1990s rolled in. Who didn’t love the Coogi sweater-wearingdoctor who was the perfect family man? I haven’t found that person yet, and it’s because Bill Cosby played him with the ideal combo of cuddliness, sternness and hilarity that gave us all warm and fuzzies.

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White fraternity goes unpunished for harassing black sorority

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A college campus remains divided after members of a white fraternity received no punishment for harassing members of a black sorority.

Audience members including student leaders and alumni at the University of Connecticut felt disrespected by responses from some of the panelists who spoke at a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Cultural Center Monday evening. 

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Michael Brown’s parents address U.N.: ‘we need the world to know’

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The parents of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen whose death has sparked international protests and a call to end police brutality, testified before the U.N. committee Tuesday to let the world know “what’s going on in Ferguson.”

Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The committee works to end cruel or degrading treatment or punishment by government authorities. 

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