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Kendrick Lamar Astounds, Calls Out EVERYONE on Big Sean’s ‘Control’

Acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar dropped one of the most astounding rap verses in recent memory yesterday, igniting a frenzy on twitter that has yet to die down. Lamar calls out practically every big name in Hip Hop by name, challenging them to step their game up.

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Chris Brown Says ‘Stress,’ ‘Non-stop Negativity’ Caused Seizure

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:06 pm August 13, 2013 Pop star Chris Brown suffered a seizure early Friday due to “emotional stress” and “nonstop negativity,” according to a rep for the singer. From The Los Angeles Times: “His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both […]

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Jason Collins – NBA’s First Active, Openly Gay Player – May Get Signed

Openly gay, NBA free agent Jason Collins may have a new home after reports of the Detroit Pistons expressing interest in the journeyman have surfaced. While Collins hasn’t been signed officially yet, this seems like a step towards inclusivity in professional sports.

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Student Faces Jail Time After Threatening School Shooting in Joke Tumblr Post

20-year old Caleb Clemmons has been in jail for 6 months after threatening to shoot up his school in a satirical Tumblr post.

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#BYP100′s Justice for Trayvon Martin Toolkit

BYP100 has created a toolkit of aggregated resources inspired by the murder of Trayvon Martin. It includes readings on race, gender and justice as well as action steps.

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Nas Raises $29,000 for Homeless Family

After seeing a story about a family who had lost their home to a fire, Nas took to Twitter to help them, tweeting “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me give his family a miracle.”

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Oprah Gets Swiss Apology After Being A ‘Victim of Racism’ In Zurich

Oprah Winfrey made headlines recently after divulging that she was on the receiving end of blatant racism at a high-end store in Zurich, Switzerland. Winfrey had inquired about a very pricey handbag, and was told it was “too expensive” for her.

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Project NIA’s Youth-Friendly Reader About the Trayvon Martin Case

Project NIA has collected some of the most interesting and valuable information, commentary and artistic reflections out there on the Trayvon Martin case into a reader geared towards young people. It’s a great resource for educating and empowering our youth in the wake of this tragedy.

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B. Scott Sues BET For Forcing Him to Change Attire at Awards Show

B. Scott is suing BET for forcing him to change his attire before hosting the 2013 BET Awards Red Carpet special.

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Hugh Douglas Calls ESPN cohost Michael Smith ‘Uncle Tom’ and ‘House N—–’

Former NFL player Hugh Douglas threatened and insulted his ESPN cohost Michael Smith during a party on Friday held by the National Association of Black Journalists at the House of Blues in Orlando. Hughes reportedly called Smith an “Uncle Tom” and a “House N—–” when it appeared Smith was hesitant to help him on stage during the event.

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