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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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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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