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Petition: Man says he was banned from conference due to dreadlocks

An MBA candidate at the University of the District of Columbia says he was banned from attending the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) conference due to his hairstyle. Tamon George created a Change.org petition in hopes of eliminating the discriminatory practice implemented by the fund that bans dreadlocks. 

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Petition: Mike Brown law would require all state, county and local police to wear a camera

A White House petition is calling for lawmakers to create and sign a bill into law that would require all state, county, and local police to wear a body camera. The petition comes amid tense protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. […]

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Petition calls for police to wear on-body cameras

A Change.org petition is calling for NYPD mayor Bill de Blasio to require that police officers carry an on-body camera that records their interactions. 

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Petition calls for slave memorial in Washington D.C.

A Change.org petition is calling for the U.S. government to acknowledge slaves with a memorial. The petition, created by Craig Nessan, urges representatives to construct an African American slave memorial to acknowledge the contributions, trials and tribulations of our ancestors to the country. 

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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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