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

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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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Gabrielle Calhoun Beaten Unconscious by Police

Although it happened a couple of weeks ago, more attention is now being paid to Gabrielle Calhoun, a young woman who was severely beaten by members of the Bloomington, IL, police department.

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Compton, CA Elects Aja Brown; Youngest Mayor in City’s History

31-year old Aja Brown is officially the youngest mayor in the history of Compton, California. She defeated former mayor Omar Bradley in a runoff election.

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Meagan Good Critisized for Presenting BET Gospel Award in Revealing Dress

Actress Meagan Good is getting some flack for her choice of dress at the BET Awards. Good presented the award for “Best Gospel Artist” in a fairly revealing gown, which many commentators on social media are blasting as inappropriate and disrespectful.

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Pro-Palestinian Organization’s Petition Calls on Alicia Keys to Cancel Israel Concert

Pro-Palestinian organization called the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has created an online petition, calling on Alicia Keys to cancel a concert in Israel scheduled for July 4th.

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Kerry Washington is First Black Women to Cover Vanity Fair in a Very Long Time

Scandal star, Kerry Washington will be on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair. And, as Dodai Stewart at Jezebel points out, this is actually remarkable. The last time a black women had a solo Vanity Fair cover was in 2005!

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Sloane Stephens is Last American Standing at Wimbledon; Advances to Quarters

Yesterday, 20-year old pro tennis star Sloane Stephens advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals after defeating Monica Puig. Stephens is literally the last American standing in the tournament.

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What Will Be the Impact of Rachel Jeantel’s Testimony?

With week one of the George Zimmerman trial behind us, all anyone can talk about is the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year old friend of Trayvon Martin who was on the phone with him the night of his fatal confrontation with George Zimmerman.

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Lolo Jones Mocks Rachel Jeantel on Twitter; Compares Her to Madea

Outspoken Olympic athlete Lolo Jones is under fire after mocking Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel on twitter. Jeantel has faced widespread scrutiny, oftentimes mean-spirited and abusive. Lolo took it upon herself to add to that nasty chorus of voices, comparing the young lady to Madea.

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