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Is Obama Having A Hard Time Because He’s Black?

When Obama got elected, we knew he had his work cut out for him. Cleaning up what many feel was a series of problems from former President Bush was the most immediate challenge. We also knew that by being the first black president in the history of the United States, he’d upset a few folks.But how much does race really play in the challenges that President Obama is facing on Capital Hill? According to The Root’s Brian Palmer, race has everything to do with it.

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Michael Giles Denied “Stand Your Ground” Defense, Mom Starts Petition

A woman has started a petition in hopes of getting her son’s sentence commuted. Three years ago Michael Giles was attacked why standing outside a nightclub in Tallahassee, Florida.
He claimed defense under the “Stand Your Ground” law, but was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Condola Rashad & Orlando Bloom Portray Biracial Romeo & Juliet

Everyone puts their own little twist on the famed Shakespearean play Romeo & Juliet. David Leveaux is “mixing” up his cast by deeming Condola Rashad & Orlando Bloom in the lead roles.The selections make for the first nationally recognized biracial production of the play.

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911 Call That Led To Fatal Shooting Released

The 911 call placed moments before 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed has been released.The unarmed former FAMU football player was shot 10 times by Police Officer Randall Kerrick, and the incident has sparked national debate.

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Vogue Editor: Russell Simmons Should Not Be In Front Row

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, but folks are talking more about veteran Vogue Editor Andre Leon Talley’s comments on Russell Simmons than the Fall 2014 collection. The fashion expert had some choice words after he saw Russell Simmons sitting front row at last week’s event.

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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable,” and expressing worry that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.

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Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them. After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

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GOP Lawmaker Links Poverty w/ Too Much Fried Chicken and BBQ

Colorado state senator Vicki Marble shocked those in attendance at a meeting of the legislature’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force when she suggested that people of color are poor in part because they eat too much fried chicken and BBQ.

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Justice Department Files Lawsuit to Block Texas Voter ID Law

The Justice Department has announced its intent to sue the state of Texas over its voter ID law. The lawsuit will contend that the new law is an attempt to deny or restrict the right to vote to minorities.

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Conservative Pundits Say Christopher Lane Shooting Highlights Racial Double Standard in Media

Conservative pundits and news outlets like Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Daily Caller have pointed to media coverage of the Christopher Lane murder as proof that there is a racial double standard in the media.

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