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ICYMI: John Legend Launches Campaign to End Mass Incarceration


By Diamond 12:18 pm April 15, 2015 On Monday, John Legend launched FREE AMERICA, an initiative to end mass incarceration, reports the Huffington Post. “We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country. It’s destroying families, it’s destroying communities and we’re the most incarcerated country in the world, and when you look deeper and look […]

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Watch: Common and John Legend’s Oscar Acceptance Speech

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By Diamond 11:03 am February 23, 2015 Common and John Legend’s acceptance speech for the Oscar for Best Original Song invoked the current social justice struggles of today. “We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right […]

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John Legend tears down Piers Morgan’s attempt to blame blacks for the use of the N-word

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:22 am November 13, 2014 Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down. In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to […]

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Summer M.’s Finals Week

By Summer M. 9:02 am December 3, 2012 For many, today marks the beginnings of finals week, a slew of tests given at the end of the semester wherein students attempt to coherently regurgitate everything they learned last night while cramming. In this tradition, I’d like to assign several essay questions to a few folks […]

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