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Civil Rights Activist Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

Civil rights activist and ex-black nationalist Chokwe Lumumba has been elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.

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Michelle Obama Confronts Heckler at Fundraiser; Threatens to Leave

According to reports, Mrs. Obama threatened to leave the fundraiser after confronting a protester who interrupted her planned speech: “‘One of the things that I don’t do well is this,’ she said to applause from most of the guests, according to a White House transcript. ‘Do you understand?’”

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President Obama Taps Susan Rice for National Security Adviser

President Obama announced that he’s replacing his current National Security Adviser, Tom Donilon, with Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

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9 Year-Old Activist Asean Johnson Continues Fight Against Chicago School Closings

We’re sure many of you remember 9 year-old Asean Johnson, whose galvanizing speech at an anti-school closings rally in Chicago became a viral sensation.

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Bobby Rush Calls IL Sen. Kirk’s Chicago Gang Plan “Upper-Middle Class, Elitist White Boy Solution”

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill) says Sen. Mark Kirk’s plan to curb Chicago violence by arresting all 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples is an “”upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”

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Alice Walkers Pens Letter To Alicia Keys, Asking That She Cancel Israel Concert

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Alice Walker has written Keys an open letter, requesting that she reconsider a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv, Israel:

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Does Obama Unfairly Hold African Americans to a Different Standard?

President Obama’s Morehouse commencement speech has reignited conversation regarding the idea that he might be unfairly holding black youth to a different standard. What do you think, was his speech problematic or was it necessary? Does Obama hold our community to a different standard?

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Dozens Arrested in Chicago School Closing Protests

Dozens were arrested yesterday, during the last of three protests calling for a moratorium on the mass school closings in Chicago. The Chicago Public Schools Board will vote on the 54 Chicago school closures this Wednesday.

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Kanye West’s “New Slaves” Rails Against the Prison-Industrial Complex

Reactions to Kanye’s new track “New Slaves” has been mixed. But what is undeniable is the song’s discussion of the prison-industrial complex; as it lays plain the impact of institutional racism and private prisons on communities of color.

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WATCH: Trailer for Lee Daniel’s “The Butler,” Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey

The first trailer for Lee Daniel’s star-studded film The Butler has been released. The Butler is based on the real life story a White House butler who saw the coming and going of eight Presidents during his career; and features an all-star cast; including Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, and more.

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