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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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Iman: Boycott Fashion Labels That Don’t Use Black Models

Supermodel Iman has called for a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models: “”It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott”

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Remembering Whitney Houston on Her 50th Birthday

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:34 am August 9, 2013 Today would have been the 50th birthday of the legendary Whitney Houston. Whitney will always been in a class all her own as a vocalist and entertainer. Though her later years were often marred by stories of her personal troubles, we will always remember Whitney for her […]

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