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Chair of Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearings is a Staunch Supporter of the Policy

The man chosen to chair hearings on Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch supporter of the law: “I don’t support changing one damn comma of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. …It would be reactionary and dangerous to make Floridians less safe to pacify uninformed protesters.”

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President Obama Will Speak at March on Washington Anniversary Ceremony

President Obama is slated to speak at the upcoming ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Donald Trump Confused about Why Blacks Can Say ‘Cracker’ but Whites Can’t Use the N-word

In the wake of Charlie Rangel’s use of the term “cracker,” Donald Trump complained that African American Democrats can say “cracker”, but when a white person uses the N-word it’s a scandal: “If Charlie or whoever it was was a Republican and they made that statement, they’d be resigning from office right now”

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Florida Lawmakers Will Review ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

Florida lawmakers have reportedly agreed to review the state’s dangerous Stand Your Ground laws. Their decisions comes after widespread outcry from community members, celebrities, and political figures; and most notably after weeks of protests from the amazing Dream Defenders.

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Charlie Rangel Says Tea Partiers are Like “White Crackers” Who Opposed Civil Rights

In a recent interview, Rep. Charlie Rangel spoke at length about the Tea Party, comparing them to “white crackers” who opposed civil rights in the Jim Crow South: “They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough.”

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Everything You Need to Know About Trayvon’s Law

A great article in Ebony Magazine delves into the much-talked about Trayvon’s Law; legislation proposed and currently being fought for by the NAACP, the Dream Defenders, and many others.

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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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