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B Stylers: Japanese teens who want to be black

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A group of teenagers in Japan known as B Stylers, have declared to live the life of a black person. Dutch photographer Desiré van den Berg discovered the teens while traveling around Asia for the past seven months. 

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Kobe Bryant catches heat for Trayvon Martin comment

Kobe Bryant is catching heat on Twitter for his comments during a New Yorker interview. In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone. 

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First Encounter with Race

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                                                                I remember, when I first stepped into my fourth grade classroom, my mouth dropped to the floor.  It was the middle of the summer and we had just moved to the suburbs. Unfortunately for me, they were on cycle scheduling and so my summer time and childhood  of fun had ended abruptly.  I found […]

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In Rolling Stone interview, Elton John reveals his desire to make hip hop music

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During an interview with Rolling Stone long-time singer-songwriter Elton John revealed his desire to make hip hop music. 

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Georgetown University’s black population is the latest to spark awareness about race on campus

Toward the end of last month, flyers featuring the hashtag #dbkgu started to appear on the campus of Georgetown University. The group responsible for the flyers revealed the meaning of the hashtag. “Dangerous Black Kids of Georgetown University” is the latest social advocacy group seeking to call attention to race relations on college campuses. 

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The Michael Dunn trial: another juror speaks out, says case ‘not about race’

Another juror in the Michael Dunn case has spoken out about the verdict. Juror #8, Creshuna Miles, a 21-year-old black woman, in an interview with CNN says that race was not a factor in the jury’s decision-making.

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Controversial ‘National White Privilege’ conference set for March

Racial justice advocates want to have an open dialogue about race relations in the country. They’re doing just that by hosting their 15th annual “National White Privilege” conference in March. The conference hopes to highlight race issues locally by examining white privilege in daily living. 

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Editor of controversial yoga piece releases statement

The editor of a controversial op-ed piece where a white woman openly laments about the affects of a heavyset black woman in her yoga class has responded. Jen Caron caught a wave of backlash after sharing her earnest thoughts on XO Jane about an African American woman entering her yoga class. Some called the piece self […]

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In latest essay, Richard Sherman reflects on the fallout from his interview with Erin Andrews

Super Bowl contender Richard Sherman is just a few days away from playing in the biggest game of his career. Despite all of the attention Sherman has received, he found time to contribute to Monday Morning Quarterback, where his writing appears regularly. In his latest article, “10 Things I Learned about America after They Learned About Me,” Sherman reflects on the fallout […]

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In lengthy essay, white woman laments about being in yoga with a lone black woman

In this day and age, you would think that people wouldn’t make such a big deal about people of color. We shop, workout and do everything that the majority does. Common sense right? Not so much. In an essay published on XO Jane, Jen Caron a white woman, was so moved by the presence of […]

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