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Video: At Missouri Capitol, students hold brief protest

Close to 50 Lincoln University students and supporters marched through Jefferson City to the Missouri Capitol just before midnight in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown more than 7 times in Aug. 

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Marissa Alexander takes 3 year plea deal

Facing a possible 60 years behind bars for firing a gun at her estranged husband, Marissa Alexander has agreed to a plea deal that ends the four-year criminal case against her. 

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Marion Barry dead at 78

Marion Barry Jr., the civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, has died. He was 78. 

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12-year-old boy murdered by Cleveland police officer over air gun

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A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about someone possessing a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be an air gun. Authorities said the weapon that Tamir Rice had looked very much like a real firearm. 

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School bus driver calls kids n***er, administrators ignore comment

The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word. Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t sitting down in their seats. 

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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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Tyler James Williams calls out homophobia in the black community

Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community. According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black is unnatural.

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In heartfelt letter, NBA’s first openly-gay player Jason Collins announces retirement

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After 13 years in the NBA, the league’s first openly-gay athlete is retiring. Jason Collins, who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, announced his exit in a heartfelt letter published on The Player’s Tribune Wednesday. 

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Black students walk out over school official’s racist tweet

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Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia walked out of class in protest of a school official’s tweet that referred to black men as a “nightmare” for white fathers. The post was made in June, but students of color only recently noticed it. 

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Laverne Cox named Glamour ‘Woman of the Year’

LaVerne Cox is on a roll this year! She’s already made history by becoming the very first transgender woman to appear on the cover of TIME. Not to mention that time when she became the first transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy.  Now, the actress and activist has been named one of Glamour’s ‘Women of […]

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