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Relatives of Aunt Jemima hit brand with lawsuit

Nancy Green was the first Aunt Jemima in 1890. Born a slave in 1834 in Kentucky, her likeness is now a staple in households throughout the country. Now, a lawsuit claims that Green’s heirs as well as descendants of other black women who appeared as Aunt Jemima are entitled to $2 billion and a share […]

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Eric Garner’s family files $75 million civil suit against NYC, NYPD

The family of Eric Garner, a black New York resident who died as a result of a chokehold performed on him by a New York police officer, has filed a $75 million civil suit against the city and police department. The notice of claim was filed by lawyers at Rubenstein and Rynecki on Tuesday. It […]

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Video: Cheerios releases well-received ad featuring white same-sex couple with black child

A new Cheerios ad featuring a white same-sex couple with an adopted black child has received relatively positive reviews. Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as celebrators of diversity–especially when it comes to LGBT and interracial pride. The corporation has outwardly opposed Minnesota’s proposed gay marriage ban and has released ads […]

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Update: family of brain-dead teen wants her declared ‘alive’

The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl who was declared brain-dead by doctors last years wants her status changed to “alive.” Jahi McMath slipped into a coma after suffering from cardiac arrest during a routine operation for sleep apnea in December. 

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Pennsylvania family files lawsuit against cops who invaded their home

A Pennsylvania couple is suing three police officers who they say invaded their home on Feb. 22. Kia Gaymon, 38, and her husband Michael, 35 of Collingdale, filed a lawsuit against the borough as well as three police officers. 

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Ray Allen calls out Florida police for handling of home invasion

NBA player Ray Allen is calling out the Coral Gables (Fl) police for their handling of a home invasion. A group of teenagers broke into the Allens home in the early morning hours of August 14. Allen’s wife and children were in the home. Allen’s wife woke up to see the group of teenagers in […]

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Baby abandoned on doorstep set for college this fall

This is a story that we need more of. An 18-year-old girl who was left on the doorstep of a complete stranger is set to attend college this fall. Last Friday marked 18 years since Janessa Gibbs showed up on the doorstep of Sara Gibbs’ Mississippi home. 

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Family of ‘hot felon’: this is not a joke

The family of a convicted felon whose mugshot garnered lots of unexpected attention after being posted on a California police department’s Facebook page is not thrilled about how “fine” the world thinks he is. Jeremy Meeks’ friends and family were “very upset” about the attention he’s been getting over his infamous mugshot. 

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Viral photo of gay dads turns into book about family

In January, an Instagram photo of two black gay dads taking care of their young daughters went viral. The image garnered mixed reactions, but also a memoir written by one of the dads. 

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Tyler Perry pays family of sick teen’s rent for a year

A Georgia family that faced eviction after returning from a Make-A-Wish event has one less burden to worry about thanks to Tyler Perry. Xernna Nieves said her family found the eviction notice at their Stockbridge apartment. 

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