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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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Proposed North Carolina Law Forces Teens to Get Notarized Parental Consent for STD Testing

A proposed law moving through the N. Carolina legislature requires teens to get notarized parental consent to access testing and treatment for STDs, pregnancy, mental health, and substance abuse.

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House Honors Four Little Girls Killed in Birmingham Church Bombing

The four young victims of the infamous 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama are one step closer to being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian honor.

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Rush Limbaugh Compares Boston Bombing Supsect to Trayvon Martin

On his radio show, Rush Limbaugh compared Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to Trayvon Martin, asserting that both have been treated similarly by the media. He claims that in both cases the media painted light, innocent portraits of “bad people.”

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Word to Antoine Dodson: ‘Hide Yo Kids’ from Police in Schools!

By Maurice Green Though a trivial YouTube superstar, for the purpose of this discussion, Antoine Dodson provided some insightful advice when he said, “HIDE YO KIDS!” Why? The police have invaded our schools.

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Mississippi Mayoral Candidate Admits to Past Life as a Prostitute

Vicksburg, MS mayoral candidate Linda Fondren has admitted to working as a prostitute 30 years ago; her current husband was actually one of her clients. She believes her past should not disqualify her from public office, and hopes her success will inspire others to turn their lives around.

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