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Video: Honey Maid responds to criticism of ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign featuring non-traditional families

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Honey Maid graham cracker company has responded to a backlash over last month’s “This is Wholesome” ad campaign by releasing a video. In the ads, non-traditional families such as two fathers, a single dad, a punk rock family and an interracial family can be seen enjoying the treat while living life. 

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Georgetown University’s black population is the latest to spark awareness about race on campus

Toward the end of last month, flyers featuring the hashtag #dbkgu started to appear on the campus of Georgetown University. The group responsible for the flyers revealed the meaning of the hashtag. “Dangerous Black Kids of Georgetown University” is the latest social advocacy group seeking to call attention to race relations on college campuses. 

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UCLA student receives note telling her to ‘stop being a sensitive n***er’

In November, some members of UCLA’s Law School started wearing T-shirts in support of UCLA law professor Richard Sander. Sander’s scholarship was described as racially divisive, and some argued that the shirts were insensitive to black students.  Now after the Team Sander t-shirt controversy, black students at UCLA Law School have organized an awareness campaign in […]

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First Lady plans to propose ban on junk food marketing in schools

First Lady Michelle Obama is slated to reveal a proposal Tuesday that would ban the promotion of junk food and sodas in schools. The announcement comes as part of an event celebrating the 4-year anniversary of Obama’s “Let’s Move” health and wellness campaign. 

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Video: For the first time in history, GOP national committee launches Black History Month ad campaign

In honor of Black History Month, the Republican National Committee announced a series of paid advertisements placed in urban markets. The ads, entrusted to black media outlets for distribution, are the first of its kind that recognizes the accomplishments of African-American Republicans by the committee. 

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Dear black men: #yourlifematters

Dear black men, YOU matter. That’s what the latest viral campaign is seeking to remind men of color of. The Your Life Matters campaign was created in response to the George Zimmerman verdict in July. It’s goal is “to communicate to young black men that their lives have value.

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#31forMarissa campaign seeks to spark awareness, action against domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and a group of organizers are pushing a campaign to highlight the importance of ending the violence. Emotional Justice Unplugged, Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Women and Free Marissa Now will host @31forMarissa.

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The League of Young Voters Launch #NoGunsAllowed Campaign

The League of Young Voters have launched a campaign soliciting your videos, photos, and writings to pay tribute to all those we’ve lost to gun violence, and to inspire this generation to break the cycle of violence and put the guns down.

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Apply for the Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship!

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Echoing Green is proud to launch the inaugural Open Society Black Male Achievement Fellowship. Up to 8 promising social entrepreneurs with bold ideas will receive $70,000 in seed funding, strategic support, and a powerful community of Echoing Green and Open Society Foundation Fellows and Alumni over an 18 month fellowship. Learn more after the jump…

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Obama 2012: The Billion Dollar Man

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The first TV ads have been launched by the Obama campaign to generate support for the 2012 election. It is estimated that the cost of his re-election bid could be somewhere between $750 million and $1 billion dollars. That is a lot of money. Especially for a country that is in such a stressful economic […]

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