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17-Year Old Victoria Duval Shocks U.S. Open; Defeats Former Champion in Opening Round

17-year old Victoria Duval upset 2011 champ Samantha Stosur, winning her opening round bout at the U.S. Open. Duval defeated Stosur despite ranking 296th worldwide; Stosur is ranked 11th. From Clutch: Duval, who was born in Miami, but spent most of her childhood in Haiti, has a harrowing story.

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Chadwick Boseman Lands Lead Role in James Brown Biopic

A forthcoming James Brown biopic will reportedly star Chadwick Boseman as the soul legend.

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Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them. After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

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Black Student Hit w/ Bleach-Filled Balloon at University of Texas

A Black University of Texas student Bryan Davis was hit with a bleach-filled balloon by white classmates on Wednesday. The incident is one of many racially-motivated attacks in recent years at U of Texas. Davis says he no longer feels safe on campus.

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Juicy J Offers – Then Revokes – $50,000 Scholarship to the Best Twerker

Oscar winner, Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia and Taylor Gang fame, announced via Twitter that he will give $50,000 in scholarship money to the best twerker:

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President Obama Calls Woman Credited w/ Stopping Elementary School Gunman

President Obama has called Antoinette Tuff, the woman credited with disarming a gunman who terrorized a Georgia elementary school earlier this week. At the height of the crisis, Tuff cleverly built a rapport with gunman Brandon Hill, eventually convincing him to surrender peacefully to police. No one was injured.

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Atlanta Teen Recieves Heart Transplant After Initially Being Denied Due to “History of Non-Compliance”

15-year old Anthony Stokes – the Atlanta teen who was initially denied a heart transplant because of a history of “non-compliance” – has reportedly received the heart transplant he desperately needed.

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J. Cole on Colorism: “I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin”

In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues. On the subject of colorism, Cole asserted that he may not have found the level of success he’s attained were he dark-skinned.

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Conservative Pundits Say Christopher Lane Shooting Highlights Racial Double Standard in Media

Conservative pundits and news outlets like Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Daily Caller have pointed to media coverage of the Christopher Lane murder as proof that there is a racial double standard in the media.

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Russell Simmons Says He’s In Contact w/ Harriet Tubman’s Descendants

Russell Simmons has apologized again for releasing a skit centered around the creation of a Harriet Tubman sex tape, and say he’s been in contact with descendants of Tubman.

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