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Record number of African Americans accepted to Harvard

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Ivy League institutions are tough to get in. Typically, they only accept 5 to 10 percent of all students who apply. But according to data reported by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education,  Harvard has accepted a record high of African Americans into its school for this upcoming school year. 

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UCLA to get African American studies department

UCLA’s Academic Senate unanimously voted Thursday to establish an Afro-American studies department. The move means that the current interdepartmental program will be dismantled. 

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African developer creates first black emojis

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Following complaints that different races are not represented in the current set of emojis, an African company has released the first set of black digital faces.  Oju Africa launched the collection of 15 faces this week in the face of criticism of Apple’s lack of diversity. 

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College promoting diversity names lover of confederacy president

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The College of Charleston adopted a 2012 Diversity Strategic Plan, to address the school’s many “diversity challenges.” Now, the board has created a new challenge with the election of its new president. 

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Honeymaid follows Cheerios’ lead: releases commercial featuring diverse non-traditional families

Cheerios released not one, but two awesome Super Bowl ads over the past two years featuring an interracial couple. Despite the wave of backlash received by racists, yet another company has decided to model their advertising after Cheerios. The latest Honeymaid commercial shows multiple families: gay, straight, interracial, punk rocker…and they all are enjoying the […]

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School that held offensive Black History Month lunch holds diversity assembly

Earlier we reported that a Bay Area private school had chosen to celebrate Black History Month by offering fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon on the school’s lunch menu. After offending many parents and making news, the school has apologized, and held an assembly to discuss the matter.

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Diversity: The key to a better University of Michigan

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The following op-ed originally appeared in the Detroit Free Press. It was written by Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, and Kofi Boone, an associate professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State University. As a public institution of higher learning, the University of Michigan is without peer. It has […]

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High School basketball players suspended for throwing up 3-pt. symbols

Two Wisconsin high schoolers have been suspended after a picture of them throwing up a three-point symbol surfaced. Jamal and Juwaun Jackson were featured in The Sheboygan Falls News. The story was about the brothers moving into the district. They, along with Sheboygan Falls Senior Jordan Jackson, took one serious picture and a goofy picture. 

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Racist attacks online surface after crowning of Miss France 2014

Racial slurs appeared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms after 19-year-old Flora Coquerel was crowned 2014 Miss France on Saturday. The new Miss France is of mixed heritage, a driving force behind the racist hate speech.

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Erykah Badu, the new face of Givenchy

Givenchy’s new Spring-Summer 2014 brand ambassador is none other than Erykah Badu. The fashion line’s creative director Riccardo Tisci chose Badu for her charisma.

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