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Lee Daniels Offends w/ ‘Welfare Clinic’ Comments; Issues Non-Apology

In an interview with Larry King, “The Butler” director Lee Daniels, who is gay, was discussing homophobia and sexually transmitted infections in the black community. He relayed a story in which he walked into a gay men’s health clinic in New York, and thought he’d entered a “welfare clinic.”

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21-Year Old Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

The savage beating and death of 21-year old transgender woman Islan Nettles is being investigated as a hate crime.She’d been walking with friends when a group of men began shouting homophobic slurs and attacked them. Nettles died from her injuries.

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President Obama Calls Woman Credited w/ Stopping Elementary School Gunman

President Obama has called Antoinette Tuff, the woman credited with disarming a gunman who terrorized a Georgia elementary school earlier this week. At the height of the crisis, Tuff cleverly built a rapport with gunman Brandon Hill, eventually convincing him to surrender peacefully to police. No one was injured.

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School Clerk Antoinette Tuff Convinced Elementary School Gunman to Lay Down Weapon and Surrender

After spending an hour talking with Georgia elementary school gunman Brandon Hill, school clerk Antoinette Tuff was able to persuade him to put down his weapon.

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Texas Pastor Wants to Ban Weaves from his Church

A Texas pastor has admonished the female members of his church not to get weaves, asserting that they are a sign of low self esteem, and indicate a preoccupation with being something you are not.

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Russell Simmons Says He’s In Contact w/ Harriet Tubman’s Descendants

Russell Simmons has apologized again for releasing a skit centered around the creation of a Harriet Tubman sex tape, and say he’s been in contact with descendants of Tubman.

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Sybrina Fulton – Mother of Trayvon Martin – Speaks Out on ‘Stop and Frisk’ Policy

Sybrina Fulton – mother of Trayvon Martin – spoke out on NYC’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy yesterday: “You can’t give people the authority, whether civilian or police officers the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin.”

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Alice Walker Disinvited from U. of Michigan Over Stance on Isreal

Due to her stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Alice Walker has been disinvited as a speaker at the University of Michigan.

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Russell Simmons Apologizes; Pulls Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought filming a skit about Harriet Tubman making a sex tape was a good idea. And apparently, so did Russell Simmons.

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Orange is the New Black Creator Talks Diversity on the Small Screen

Netflix’ latest hit series, Orange is the New Black has sparked a lot of conversation. Show creator, Jenji Kohan spoke to NPR about her use of privileged white women characters as a vehicle to bring diversity to the small screen:

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