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After Mike Brown killing, voter registration surges in Ferguson

More than 3,000 people in Ferguson, Mo. have registered to vote since the death of Michael Brown — a sign of rising interest that may indicate that the city of 21,000 is ready for change. Since Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot and killed Brown, 18, voter registration booths and cards have popped up […]

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Two leaders, different styles

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The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his […]

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been found guilty of corruption. After deliberating for over six hours, jurors decided that Nagin had accepted over $500,000 in benefits in exchange for millions of dollars in city contract work.

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Kanye West uses Arsenio Hall as example of what not to be, talk show host responds

When Kanye West made the rounds last week during radio interviews, he used Arsenio Hall as an example of what could happen to him if people stopped supporting his music. Well, Arsenio Hall was asked about West’s remarks and had this to say:

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UPDATE: Police officer admits to making man sing, dance like chimp

One of the police officers accused of publicly humiliating a black man by making him sing and dance like a chimp has admitted to the unacceptable behavior. 55-year-old Michael Scipio accused Grosse Pointe Park police of making a spectacle out of him during a routine walk in the park.

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Identity Crisis

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Between Reality TV, Media Pressure and Social Status, we now live in a world where people feel the need to live in someone else’s shoes. We have leaders walking around as followers and followers perpetrating as leaders. This comes from a lack of personal and cultural Identity. This is a battle that a lot of […]

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Style Wars: Not Graffiti But Hipster Takeover

Style, or the way we construct our dress, seems capable to achieve political goals—equal to the power of protests. Speaking from experience, I did not know that my clothes upset the authority figures. Since my professor claimed that I was funny-looking last night, I’ve found a complement in my teacher’s words. Where he was speaking […]

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Getting Past Youth Terrorism

So I’m sick and tired of conversations about the state of Black youth ending with the same played-out solutions—restoring strong family values. Now don’t get me wrong, of course family is important, but we are mistaken if we think that broken homes are the main factors fueling gang violence. If we should blame anything it should […]

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The Power of Words

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In a time where words are abbreviated into consonants and symbols and three letters can signal an entire sentence, it becomes interesting to look at language in depth. Whether our ‘wyd’ for “what are you doing?” is a reflection of life lived on the go or a need for differentiation, our words and phrases change faster […]

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Human Rights in the Near East: Part 1

In 2004, humiliation, pain and torture were inflected on an Afghan grain merchant named Mohammed Shah Poor. The torturer was Sheikh Issa Al Nahyan, one of the 22 royal Sheikhs of the United Arab Emirate (U.A.E). At this point in the clip, I hope you have realized that Sheikh Issa’s accomplices are police officers. Moreover, I believe (call […]

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