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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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Illinois Passes Concealed-Carry Law

Illinois has passed our nation’s final concealed-carry law – just before a July 9th federal deadline. It passed despite a veto from Gov. Pat Quinn, who pointed to the horrific gun violence crisis in Chicago as reason enough for striking down such legislation.

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Cory Booker Has Huge Lead in NJ Senate Race

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Cory Booker has a huge lead in the upcoming Senate special primary in New Jersey. He currently sits at 52%, while his closest rival – Rep. Frank Pallone – has just 10%. From MSNBC: The new poll comes one day after Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s family said they were backing […]

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Compton, CA Elects Aja Brown; Youngest Mayor in City’s History

31-year old Aja Brown is officially the youngest mayor in the history of Compton, California. She defeated former mayor Omar Bradley in a runoff election.

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Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”

On his radio with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act. According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility

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