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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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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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Singer/Actor Jason Weaver blasts celebration of Lil Boosie’s release from jail

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After serving time in prison, rapper Lil Boosie has been released. And while many fans took to social media to celebrate his newfound freedom, singer/actor Jason Weaver took to Instagram to express his disapproval of fan’s actions. 

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Charles Barkley: ‘the public is more homophobic than the locker room’

In light of former MU football player Michael Sam’s coming out, everyone has been talking about homosexuality and sports. During an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” the former NBA star and sports commentator spoke out about homophobia, and said that the public is more intolerant than professional players. 

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Events

Chicago event seeks to ‘reclaim Afrikan heritage in America’

A Chicago-based organization is seeking the “reclaim Afrikan Heritage in America” with their upcoming event. The BRIJ (Bridging Relationships in Justice) Fund, along with The Inner City Studies Majors Club & The Black Mall, will hold their first bi-monthly mixer series on Saturday Feb. 22 from 10-4pm. 

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Omaha police union defends posting video of cursing toddler, says it depicts ‘thug cycle’

The Omaha Police Officers Association is under fire for posting a video of a black toddler cursing on its website. The video, which features a black boy who is around 2, was posted to the site as an example of the “thug cycle.” Below is language that accompanied the video.

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Clip of the Day

Radio Interview: The History of Blackface

Web Coordinator for the Black Youth Project, Shantell Jamison, stops by the Music Vox to discuss the recent photo of two White males dressed as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin for Halloween and the damaging effects of wearing blackface. Listen to Shantell represent issues related to the black community each Thursday on Vocalo 90.7FM , […]

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What’s In a Name Anyways?

I once was a child in grammar school. I had to carry backpacks twice my weight, hide gum under desks and find out I was nearsighted after all. And to think, my teacher thought I was just an ethusiastic student, eager to solve every math problem on the board! Almost everyone was a new kid […]

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It’s not racist if it’s Halloween

Halloween is right next door. I absolutely love Halloween. It’s the only day where you can actually be whatever you want to be and no one judges you for it. So put on drag, wear the skimpiest outfit, or be your childhood superhero no matter how embarrassing it may be. It’s all good on Halloween. […]

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Natural curly hair: please don’t touch

So..I’ve been natural for about three years now and the journey has been filled with challenges. I can’t say that I will never go back to the creamy crack, but I don’t see it in my future. I’m quite satisfied with the way that I can style my hair in it’s natural state, and to […]

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