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Sybrina Fulton – Mother of Trayvon Martin – Speaks Out on ‘Stop and Frisk’ Policy

Sybrina Fulton – mother of Trayvon Martin – spoke out on NYC’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy yesterday: “You can’t give people the authority, whether civilian or police officers the right to just stop somebody because of the color of their skin.”

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Robin Thicke Files Suit to Protect “Blurred Lines” from Marvin Gaye Family

Robin Thicke, along with producer Pharell Williams and T.I. have filed suit against the family of Marvin Gaye to protect their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines.” The Gaye estate contends that Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sounds way too similar to the Gaye classic “Got to Give It Up.”

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WWE Superstar Darren Young Comes Out

During a conversation about whether or not there could ever be a gay pro wrestler, WWE Superstar Darren Young shocked the cameraman by responding “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

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Harry Lennix Calls The Butler ‘Historical Porn’; Sounds Off on Media Depictions of Black Men

In a Shadow and Act interview with actor Harry Lennix, Lennix pulls zero punches; blasting media depictions of black men, and specifically Daniel’s script for The Butler: “He ‘niggers’ it up and he gives people these, stupid, luddite, antediluvian ideas about black people and their roles in the historical span in the White House and it becomes… well… historical porn. I refused.”

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Russell Simmons Apologizes; Pulls Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought filming a skit about Harriet Tubman making a sex tape was a good idea. And apparently, so did Russell Simmons.

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Hugh Douglas Fired After Spat w/ ESPN Co-Host Michael Smith

Hugh Douglas has been fired from ESPN after an ugly argument with w/ his co-host Michael Smith. Douglas and Smith got into a disagreement at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair, and according to witnesses, Douglas used the n-word and called Smith an Uncle Tom.

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Dartmouth Fraternity Apologizes for Holding ‘Bloods and Crips’ Party

Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity chapter had the bright idea of holding a “Bloods and Crips” party. The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.

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Orange is the New Black Creator Talks Diversity on the Small Screen

Netflix’ latest hit series, Orange is the New Black has sparked a lot of conversation. Show creator, Jenji Kohan spoke to NPR about her use of privileged white women characters as a vehicle to bring diversity to the small screen:

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Oprah on Jay Z-Belafonte Beef: ‘There Are Multiple Ways to Protest’

According to Oprah, a generational gap is at the heart of the disagreement between Jay Z and Harry Belafonte; both of them are protesting in their own way.

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Iman: Boycott Fashion Labels That Don’t Use Black Models

Supermodel Iman has called for a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models: “”It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott”

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