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Study: when shown photos of black voters, whites have greater support for voter ID laws

According to a study released by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication, white people’s perception of voter ID laws change after being show photos of blacks at the polls. And it isn’t for the better. 

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Hulk Hogan’s restaurant removes racist dress code after complaints

Hulk Hogan has ordered the management of his popular Tampa beach restaurant, Hogan’s Beach to remove a racist and discriminatory dress code sign that was posted in front of the establishment. The dress code, which barred those from wearing what could be described as popular urban attire worn primarily by black men, garnered several complaints […]

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Black dancers file lawsuit against Cher for racist remarks

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Three black backup dancers filed a lawsuit against Cher on Thursday claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour. The trio also alleges the singer engaged in racial discrimination after rejecting another black dancer from joining her onstage. 

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Report: Voter ID laws may negatively impact trangender Americans

Courtrooms around the country are battling over whether or not states can impose voter ID laws, but they have focused primarily on issues of access when opposing the legislation. But a new study shows that voter ID laws can negatively impact a portion of the population that is often overlooked. America’s transgender community. 

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‘Exodus’ director addresses casting controversy

In response to criticism that he white-washed his film Exodus, director Ridley Scott talked about why he chose all white actors for his film. Christian Bale was tapped to play the lead role of Moses, and the rest of the cast is as white as they come despite the movie being based in Africa. 

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Organization raises $5,000 for cameras for residents to record police interaction

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The WeCopWatch organization has raised close to $5,000 for cameras to give to residents in light of the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  The fundraising efforts comes in response to strained relations with police and citizens in California and throughout the country. 

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Rastafarian teen suspended for refusing to cut dreadlocks

A Louisiana teen has been placed on indefinite suspension for refusing to cut his hair. The boy was sent home from South Plaquemines High School when classes resumed Aug. 8 because his dreadlocks extended beyond the collar of his shirt, a violation of the school’s dress code. The ACLU of Louisiana has taken on the […]

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12-year Navy veteran discharged for refusing to cut hair

A 12-year Navy veteran has been discharged for refusing to cut her hair or wear a wig as demanded by officials. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Sims is described as an exemplary sailor. For most of her time in the Navy, she had kept her hair in natural locks with a bun for most of […]

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In Ezell Ford shooting death, protesters continue to demand answers

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week. Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death. 

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Guest Post

The price of blackness in America

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The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once or twice a week at one point. Often […]

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