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Video: Honey Maid responds to criticism of ‘This is Wholesome’ campaign featuring non-traditional families

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Honey Maid graham cracker company has responded to a backlash over last month’s “This is Wholesome” ad campaign by releasing a video. In the ads, non-traditional families such as two fathers, a single dad, a punk rock family and an interracial family can be seen enjoying the treat while living life. 

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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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Video of cops beating man to death in front of family released

Video footage of a Moore, Oklahoma man who was beaten to death by police in front of his wife and child has been released. Luis Rodriguez died after five police officers brutalized him for attempting to stop a confrontation at a movie theater between his wife and daughter. 

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Family of Kendrick Johnson sues funeral home for fraud, negligence

The family of a Georgia teen who mysteriously died in his high school gymnasium last year has filed a lawsuit against the funeral home that handled his remains. The lawsuit charges Harrington Funeral Home in Valdosta, Georgia with negligence and fraud. 

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Despite racist backlash from first ad, Cheerios releases Super Bowl ad featuring mixed-raced family

In the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl ad, Cheerios will feature a mixed-raced family. General Mills is portraying the same mixed-race family that drew criticism on its Youtube channel last May. The first commercial, which featured a black father, white mother and biracial daughter, sparked such horrific comments that the manufacturer had to disable the comments. […]

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Photo of Black gay dads goes viral, Black Twitter reacts

A viral image of two black fathers prepping their daughters for school has caused some members of Black Twitter to respond in outrage. The photo shows Kaleb and Kordell and their two daughters behaving like any normal family on a school day. The picture was posted on the couple’s Instagram account with the caption “Being a father […]

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More LGBT African Americans turning to Kwanzaa for holidays

While the holidays are a time for family and friends to get together, the season can also be difficult and exclusionary for members of the black LGBT community. Due to the alienation, more LGBT African Americans are turning to the holiday of Kwanzaa. 

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Family continues fight to save girl declared brain dead

The family of a Northern California teen placed on life support after being declared brain dead is expected to announce in court the name of the independent physician it has chosen to provide a second opinion on the girl’s condition. Jahi McMath, 13, entered Children’s Hospital Oakland for a routine tonsillectomy, but went into cardiac […]

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Florida teen who pleaded for a family gets wish granted!

A young orphan’s wish to be adopted has finally been granted. 15-year-old Davion Only made headlines in October after going to his local church in hopes of finding a family.  But Only is just a matter of moments away from being a permanent member of an adoptive family. 

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College student uses internet in hopes of renting a family for the holidays

26-year-old Jackie Turner only desires one thing for Christmas, and that’s to celebrate it with a family. The William Jessup University student has lived a life of emotional, sexual and physical abuse, and describing her situation as one that produced a product of a broken home is an understatement. Jackie has no family, so she […]

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