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Uni-ball Releases Racist Ad Mocking Black Men in Prison

Uni Ball’s latest ad is among the most racist ever, featuring a black male prison inmate reading a letter from one of his “homies”: “What up, homie. It’s wack that 5-0 bust you shifting bricks of da funky buddha. And I ain’t just spitting, yo. Everyday we be respecting wit a 40 on da floor for our peeps in lockdown.” Seriously.

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PepsiCo Ends Mountain Dew Partnership w/ Lil Wayne After Emmett Till Lyric Controversy

Apparently Lil Wayne’s “apology” letter didn’t impress Emmett Till’s family… or PepsiCo. The rapper has been dropped as spokesperson for the company’s Mountain Dew line.

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Mountain Dew Pulls Tyler, The Creator Ad After Accusations of Racism

Tyler, the Creator teamed up with Mountain Dew for an ad and…racism happened. Pepsi Co, which owns Mountain Dew, has pulled the ad. Watch it for yourself and tell us what you think…

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Emmett Till’s Family Plan to Pressure Mountain Dew to End Endorsement Deal w/ Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has yet to apologize for an offensive lyrics invoking the name of Emmett Till. So the Till family plans to pressure corporate sponsor Mountain Dew to drop their endorsement deal with the rapper.

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Lauryn Hill Speaks Out on Financial Troubles, New Record Deal in Open Letter

With rumors swirling regarding her financial/legal/musical situation, Lauryn Hill took to her Tumblr to set the record straight: “I have been working towards this for a long time, not just because of my current legal situation, but because I am an artist, I love to create, and I need the proper platform to do so.”

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BlackCrowdfunding.net: A Crowdfunding Site for Black Entrepreneurs

William Cunningham has created BlackCrowdfunding.net, a site where black entrepreneurs can raise money from the public to start businesses: “The idea is that crowdfunding is a tool that can be used to get resources to low to moderate income communities in a way that we haven’t seen before”

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Rand Paul at Howard University: “Big Government Is NOT A Friend to African Americans”

Republican Senator Rand Paul visited Howard University, making the case for the GOP as part of a party-wide effort to appeal to minorities. He asserted that big government hurts the black community, and that “the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights and voting rights.”

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Rape Survivors Demand Reebok Drop Rick Ross Endorsement Deal

A group of rape survivors are demanding that Reebok drop its endorsement deal with Rick Ross, asserting that the company is essentially condoning rape by maintaining their partnership with him.

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Fox News Contributor: Welfare and Food Stamps Make Poverty Feel ‘A Little Comfortable’

During an appearance on Fox News’ “Cavuto on Business,” contributor Charles Payne asserted that programs like welfare and food stamps can make poverty feel “a little comfortable.”

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REPORT: Black Women Hit HARDEST By Gender Wage Gap

On average, women make only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. The disparity is much worse for women of color. Black women make only 70 cents for every dollar paid to men, and just 64 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

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