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Video: Pharrell features diverse women in ‘Marilyn Monroe’ video

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Everyone remembers the controversy music producer-turned-rapper Pharrell caused when he released his the cover art for his newest album “Girl.” Well it appears that the singer took note. His latest video for the song “Marilyn Monroe” not only features a black woman on the single’s cover, but a plethora of different women. 

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Student denied admission to University of Michigan, holds protest for appeal of decision

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A 17-year-old high school senior has staged a protest after getting rejected from the University of Michigan. Brooke Kimbrough says she always dreamed of attending the school, believes she was rejected due to racial inequity. 

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Lawsuit: NYPD accused of excessive force that left dead teen quadriplegic

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  The mother of a New York teen who was left quadriplegic after an encounter with New York City police says that excessive force led to her son’s condition. Karen Fludd’s 17-year-old Deion Fludd eventually succumbed to injuries sustained from the incident. 

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B Stylers: Japanese teens who want to be black

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A group of teenagers in Japan known as B Stylers, have declared to live the life of a black person. Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg discovered the teens while traveling around Asia for the past seven months. 

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National Poetry Month: A list of young black poets on the rise

In honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a list a few great poets of our generation. 

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Events

America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex

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The University of Chicago’s Race Center hopes to spark useful dialogue with their event, “America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex.” AMERICA’s MOST WANTED examines the prison crisis by placing two of America’s most influential industries in the crosshairs: corporate-owned media and entertainment. 

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Black Twitter outraged over praise for Kendall Jenner’s ‘epic’ hairstyle

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Black Twitter expressed outrage following a tweet from Marie Claire’s account that praised television personality and brand ambassador Kendall Jenner’s “epic” hairstyle. A photo of Jenner with her hair braided in the very common African hairstyle of cornrows was accompanied by the following words: “Kendall Jenner takes bold braids to a new epic level.”  Naturally, […]

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Video: humorous web series explores race, gender dynamics

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A new YouTube series is taking on race and gender. Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, is equivalent to the academic version of Awkward Black Girl. 

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African developer creates first black emojis

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Following complaints that different races are not represented in the current set of emojis, an African company has released the first set of black digital faces.  Oju Africa launched the collection of 15 faces this week in the face of criticism of Apple’s lack of diversity. 

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Update: Dwyane Wade responds to Kobe Bryant’s comments about Trayvon Martin

Last week, Kobe Bryant sparked criticism for his comments about the Miami Heat’s “rushed” support of Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was murdered in February 2012 when returning home from a convenience store. He was found to be unarmed, and was wearing a hoodie. The Miami Heat wore hoodies in support of Martin.  During an […]

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