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Lauryn Hill Rails Against Racism, Oppression and IRS in Open Letter

head of her three month jail sentence for tax evasion, Lauryn Hill posted a lengthy open letter on her Tumblr. In it, Hill breaks down and dismisses the concept of “reverse racism,” addresses the continued oppression of African Americans, and discusses her tax evasion trial.

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Rep. Hank Johnson: Clarence Thomas is Worse Than NSA Leaker Eric Snowden for Gutting VRA

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) slammed Clarence Thomas in a recent interview, admonishing him for voting to essentially gut the Voting Rights Act. According to Johnson, Thomas’ horrific vote ranks below the actions of Eric Snowden, the NSA contractor wanted by the government for leaking classified information about U.S. surveillance programs.

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Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Blocking Texas Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court’s ruling blocking a Texas voter ID bill and redistricting plans for being discriminatory.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that it is unconstitutional because it deprives equal liberty under the law.

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Lil Wayne Addresses American Flag Controversy: “It was never my intention to desecrate the flag”

Lil Wayne has responded to the controversy surrounding a video that surfaced online of him walking all over the American flag for a music video. Weezy says he had no intention of desecrating the American flag, and that the video that surfaced online captures a camera trick in progress.

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WATCH: Lil Wayne Stomps on American Flag in New Video

The video for Lil Wayne’s track, “God Bless America” hasn’t been released yet, but we’re sure this clip will stir the waters of controversy. In it, Weezy basically stomps all over the American flag

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Two Whole Foods Employees Suspended for Speaking Spanish

A Whole Foods Market in New Mexico is in the news for suspending two employees for allegedly speaking Spanish while on duty.

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VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Commits to Expediting Restoration of Voting Rights for Non-Violent Felons

Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell raised eyebrows recently, announcing that he will do the right thing and make it easier for non-violent offenders to have their voting rights reinstated.

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Chicago School Board Votes to Close 50 Schools; Largest School Closure in City’s History

Despite days of protests and acts of civil disobedience, the Chicago Public School Board has voted to close 49 elementary schools and 1 high school program; the largest school closure in the city’s history.

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Does Obama Unfairly Hold African Americans to a Different Standard?

President Obama’s Morehouse commencement speech has reignited conversation regarding the idea that he might be unfairly holding black youth to a different standard. What do you think, was his speech problematic or was it necessary? Does Obama hold our community to a different standard?

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