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Aaliyah’s family protesting biopic, fans start petition in protest of film

The family of the late R&B singer Aaliyah has expressed outrage over news that a film about the star’s life will be made. 

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Petition calls for Jay Z & Beyoncé to comb Blue Ivy’s hair

Ever since she was born, Blue Ivy has been in the spotlight. It’s a no-brainer when you have Jay Z and Beyoncé for parents. But the narrative has primarily revolved around the child’s hair. So much to the point where a Change.org petition was created to get the celebrity duo to comb it. 

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Court accidentally sets man free, sentences him to 90 years after he turns life around

A Colorado man who turned his life around after being freed on accident due to court error is back behind bars. Rene Lima-Marin was sentenced to 90 years in prison, and was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores at gunpoint 15 years ago. 

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After releasing trailer, Beyoncé, Jay Z Under Pressure to Make ‘Run’ Movie

To promote their “On the Run” tour, Beyoncé and Jay Z released a trailer featuring A-list stars called “Run” on Saturday. Now, an online petition has surfaced on change.org in protest of the duo’s claim that the trailer will not be a movie. 

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Petition calls for closer look into firing of black teachers

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Over 6,000 teachers lost their jobs due to restructuring within the Chicago Public School system. Now, a group of black teachers is calling for an investigation into the practice, claiming that thousands of African American educators are unfairly targeted.  A Change.org petition, created by Rosita Chatonda of Chicago, states that similar trends are happening in […]

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Petition wants Michael Vick banned from Jets practice site

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A petition seeking to ban NFL star Michael Vick from practicing with his team has about 1,500 signatures. The New York Jets has held its training camp on SUNY Cortland’s campus since 2009, but despite the team’s history, people aren’t thrilled about Vick’s presence. 

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White House petition started in protest of army’s grooming policies

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Cries of racial bias followed news of the U.S. Army’s newly updated grooming policy last week that critics say unfairly targets black women. The grooming policy, Army Regulation 670-1, bans popular hairstyles worn primarily by black women. The regulation has not been made official yet, but the new rules were detailed in a PowerPoint presentation that […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ filming site to become baseball field despite protests

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Despite descendants of Solomon Northup protesting the move, a baseball stadium is set to be built on the site where the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave was shot. Richmond, Va., Mayor Dwight Jones sees the plan as a way of reviving the moribund area. 

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Activists push for equality with ‘Voters Bill of Rights’ in Ohio

Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton visited Cincinnati Thursday to push for equal rights for voters in Ohio. Sharpton led the Ohio Voters Bill of Rights petition drive at Word of Deliverance Family Life Center in Forest Park. 

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Free Marissa: Color of Change calls for firing of Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey

Marissa Alexander remains free on bond pending a new trial regarding the firing of a warning shot over the head of her abusive husband. The case has garnered national attention, with not just Florida’s stand your ground law at the forefront, but also Alexander’s story. The domestic violence survivor and mother of three was sentenced […]

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