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Stacey Dash blames Obama, calls blacks ‘uneducated’ and ‘worthless’ due to his policies

Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy.

The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity. 

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40,000 registered voters absent from Georgia preliminary voter rolls

African Americans and Latinos were registered to vote at levels that were below those of white, so the non-profit Third Sector Development started a new initiative to get them registered.

The New Georgia Project concentrated on communities of color, and registered about 80,000 new voters. But somehow, only half of them were listed on preliminary voter rolls. 

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Office of Civil Rights updates policy addressing racial disparities in American schools

Civil rights advocates praised updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in schools across the country.

The changes were made by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education and recommended additional measures to close the Black-White achievement gap. 

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When teachers expect less of black and brown students

The following post is from The Root. It was written by Danielle C. Belton.

By: Danielle C. Belton

A recent study by the Center for American Progress released this month highlighted what some might call the “soft bigotry of low expectations” if there was a way to take a jug of Downy fabric softener and make old-fashioned implicit bias gentler.

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Student pepper-sprayed for recording police officer in Texas

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A Waller, Texas police officer has been placed on leave after video of him pepper-spraying a student surfaced.

Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Waller Police Department. 

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Judgment Call

Judgement

Terio the 7-year-old Internet sensation was on stage dancing to Bobby Shmurda’s hit single “Hot Nigga” at this years BET Hip-Hop awards. After ruminating over the performance I started to think about the whose decision it was to have a child on stage dancing to a song about living destructive lifestyle and the politics behind it.

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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls.

And it isn’t for the better. 

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Feature: The Reel Reason Why We Must Support Independent Films Like ‘Dear White People’

The following piece is from Black America Web. It was written by Christine.

By: Christine

After what feels like years of anticipation, ‘Dear White People’ is finally hitting theaters.

The hilariously witty, informative piece is centered around 4 Black students who attend an Ivy League University. They are constantly having deal with the cultural differences between black and white people. But things don’t go haywire until a group of  white students throw a traditional African American themed party.

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Second medical worker in Dallas tests positive for Ebola

A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

It is unclear how the second worker contracted the virus. 

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Feature: Black Voters Have Always Been Loyal, It’s Time For Those Asking For Our Vote to Return the Favor

The following piece is from Houston Forward Times. It was written by Jeffrey L. Boney

By: Jeffrey L. Boney

It’s that time again!

Election season is upon us and, in typical fashion, every political candidate is scurrying around seeking the support of registered voters who can elect or re-elect them to office. Yard signs have popped up in neighborhoods all across the state of Texas; radio and T.V. ads have become more frequent; public appearances have become more prevalent; and mailers are about to be sent in mass – all with the hopes of wooing registered voters.

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