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NAACP Sides w/ Soft Drink Companies; Opposes NYC Sugary Drink Restrictions

The NAACP has come out against NYC’s restrictions on sugary drinks. And their close financial ties to the beverage industry have many calling into question their commitment to the needs of the community. Is the NAACP looking out for the community here, or their own bottom line?

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STUDY: Black Youth More Likely to Cosume Calories from Sugary Drinks

According to a recent study, black youth are almost twice as likely as their white peers to consume high calorie, sugary drinks like Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Experts say these results highlight the racial disparities present within America’s obesity epidemic.

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Will A Longer School Year Help or Hurt Our Youth?

The battle over lengthening the school year for America’s students rages on. What do you think?

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They’re Selling Django Unchained Slave Dolls?!

After igniting a ton of controversy for its portrayal of slavery and racism, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has made a fortune at the box office. And now they’re cashing in with a line of action figures inspired by characters from the film. Has Tarantino gone too far here?

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Youth and Black Unemployment Numbers are SKY HIGH; What Needs to Be Done?

The persistently high unemployment rates for youth and people of color remain sky high, and they must be addressed specifically and aggressively. What do you think needs to be done?

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Beyonce Signs $50 Million Pepsi Deal; Faces Criticism

Beyonce has signed a $50 million endorsement deal with Pepsi. While many are congratulating Bey on a major career milestone, others have criticized the endorsement of a sugary, decidedly unhealthy soft drink as hypocritical. Do you fault Bey for collaborating with Pepsi?

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NYC Fast Food Workers Strike; Demand Higher Wages and Unionization

Fast food workers at various NYC restaurants walked off the job today, protesting low wages and backlash against efforts to unionize. This is tthe biggest effort to unionize fast food employees ever in the U.S.

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Saigon Wants to Punch 2 Chainz, Rick Ross for Negatively Influencing Young People

In a recent interview, NY emcee Saigon said he’d like to punch rappers like 2 Chainz and Rick Ross for hurting young people with the messages in their music. What are your thoughts on the state of Hip Hop music? How can we bring some much-needed balance to the genre?

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Tyler Perry Partnering With Oprah’s OWN Network for New Series

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network has just announced a partnership with filmmaker Tyler Perry. OWN will reportedly host all of Perry’s upcoming tv projects, including two upcoming series. They will be the first original, scripted programs on OWN.

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Chick-Fil-​A to Stop Funding Anti-Gay Groups

In a remarkable about face, Atlanta-based fast food seller Chick-fil-A has decided to stop funding anti-gay organizations. Happy with this development? Did you protest Chick-fil-A?

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