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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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Man accused of killing black man who was passing out food to homeless

A white man is being held in a Sacramento jail after fatally running over a black man who was handing out food to the homeless. Joseph Paul Leonard Jr. did not hesitate to place blame the day he ran over and killed 34-year-old Toussaint Harrison on Arden Way. 

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Lupita Nyong’o opens up about comments made about dark skin in Glamour interview

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Lupita Nyong’o will be featured on next month’s cover of Glamour, and the Academy Award-winning star is opening up about what some have said to her about her dark skin in her lifetime. 

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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought […]

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Supreme Court approves some of the worst voting restrictions in the country

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court overruled a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that reinstated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for midterm elections. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. 

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Update: Officer who fatally shot Mike Brown testified in front of grand jury

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old unarmed black teen last month has testified in front of a grand jury. Officer Darren Wilson gave his account of what happened on Aug.9 for what would be the fourth time. Michael Brown died after an altercation with Wilson while walking home. 

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Report: Voter ID laws may negatively impact trangender Americans

Courtrooms around the country are battling over whether or not states can impose voter ID laws, but they have focused primarily on issues of access when opposing the legislation. But a new study shows that voter ID laws can negatively impact a portion of the population that is often overlooked. America’s transgender community. 

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Rebellious Maryland students bring more Confederate flags to school

Not even a week after a Maryland student was reprimanded for bringing a Confederate flag to school property, two more students have committed the same offense. A photo circling the Internet shows students at Glenelg High School raising the Confederate flag at the school’s football game last Friday. 

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Study: despite being political powerhouses, black women remain absent from politics

Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government. That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in collaboration with the Center for American Progress.  The […]

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Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

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The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

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