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Congressmen Introduce “End Racial Profiling Bill” in the Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

Representative John Conyers (D-MI) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced a new bill to stop racial profiling once and for all. And in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, the unveiling of the “End Racial Profiling Bill of 2013″ could not be more timely.

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Harry Belafonte Talks Celebrity Activism; Wants a Sit-Down w/ Beyonce and Jay Z

Harry Belafonte has both clarified his comments about and extended an olive branch to Beyonce and Jay Z. This, of course, is in response to Jay Z’s remarks about Belafonte’s claim that he and wife Beyonce aren’t socially active and responsible enough. In an interview with MSNBC, Belafonte talked about the wasted power of black […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Holds Emergency Summit on Chicago Violence

The Congressional Black Caucus held an emergency summit on Chicago’s gun violence crisis last Friday.

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Jay Z Responds to Criticism from Harry Belafonte: ‘My presence is charity, just because of who I am’

Remember when Harry Belafonte went in on young black celebrities like Jay “no hyphen” Z and Beyonce on their lack of political activism? Well, Jay has finally responded: “Yeah I’m offended by that because first of all…this is going to sound arrogant…but my presence is charity, just because of who I am.”

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Allen West Attacks Obama’s Speech; Says He’s Never Been Racially Profiled

Allen West says he’s never experienced racial profiling because he was a “respectful young man, and maybe that’s something that was missing out of President Obama and Trayvon Martin’s life.”

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Trayvon Martin’s Brother Lands Internship w/ Florida Congresswoman

Amidst the sorrow that has befallen Trayvon Martin’s loved ones, its great to report on some happy news for the family. Jahvaris Martin – Trayvon’s brother – has landed an internship at the office of Florida Representative Frederica Wilson.

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Detroit is Biggest City in U.S. History to File for Bankruptcy

Detroit, Michigan is officially the biggest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. Many fear massive layoffs, higher fees, and the scaling back of a variety of services. From NewsOne: Detroit lost a quarter-million residents between 2000 and 2010. A population that in the 1950s reached 1.8 million now struggles to stay above 700,000. […]

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Youth Take Over Florida Governor’s Office Demanding Justice for Trayvon

Young people from across Florida have flooded the Governor’s office in Tallahassee,demanding that Gov. Rick Scott hear their concerns in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict.

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CBC Readying Bills to Address Racial Profiling, Stand Your Ground Laws in the Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial, the Congressional Black Caucus have prepared a set of bills that will address racial profiling, stand your ground laws, and promote better training for neighborhood watch volunteers.

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Rand Paul Staffer Expressed Support for Lincoln’s Assassin; Bemoaned Diversity

A Rand Paul staffer is making headlines for expressing support for Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, wearing lots of confederate flags, and calling diversity a code word for “not white.”

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