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Will Marissa Alexander be Pardoned?

As controversy surrounding Florida’s Stand Your Ground law persists, much attention has been paid to the shocking case of Marissa Alexander. A growing chorus of voices are calling for her to be pardoned.

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WATCH: Trailer for VH1′s ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’

Vh1 has finally released an official trailer for their upcoming biopic on legendary 90′s girl group TLC.

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WATCH: Amazing Trailer for ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

A trailer has been released for the upcoming film “Half of a Yellow Sun,” and it is absolutely riveting. Based on the best-selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the film tells an epic, heart-wrenching love story involving two twin sisters in newly independent 1960s Nigeria: “Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world.”

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Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is 1st Female President of Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice has been appointed the new President of Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Rice is the first African American woman to lead a free-standing medical school.

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Lauryn Hill Pens Letter from Jail

Lauryn Hill has penned a letter to her fans from behind bars: “Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them.”

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Guest Post

Wild Thing

20-year old AJ Thomas reflects on black womanhood, and her commitment to the struggle: “I am no longer a slave to my fears, to others opinions and perceptions of me, to stereotypes, to any negativity. I am an advocate. I am a Black woman and I WILL make a difference. I declare that today I woke up as a wild thing – as a Black woman in all of her glory, with love for herself and love for her people.”

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Kerry Washington is First Black Actress since 1995 to Earn Lead Actress Drama Nod at Primetime Emmys

Kerry Washington is the first black actress since Cicely Tyson in 1995 to receive a Lead Actress in a Drama nomination at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Washington received the nod for her role as Olivia Pope on ABC’s runaway hit Scandal.

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Tom Joyner Offers Rachel Jeantel Full College Scholarship

Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel a full scholarship to the HBCU of her choosing: ” I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you’d like.”

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MUST WATCH: 100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman Verdict

BYP Group Shot close up

Watch a passionate and deeply moving video of the entire BYP100 reading their collective response to the George Zimmerman verdict: “We continue to call out Black Love, Black Power and Black is Beautiful in the face of continued devaluation of Black life. We affirm a love of ALL Black life, no matter if we are in hoodies or business suits, incarcerated or in boardrooms, on welfare or in the WNBA, on the corner or in the White House.”

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Black Cafe Owner Posts Sign to Ward Off Racists: “f you are allergic to black people, don’t come in.”

After being repeatedly subjected to blatant racism from potential customers, a British black woman posted a sign outside of her restaurant that read: “Attention! Everyone be aware I am a black woman, and always will be. If you are allergic to black people, don’t come in….”

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