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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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‘Angola Three’ prisoner released from solitary confinement after more than 42 years

Albert Woodfox has spent more than 42 years not just locked up in prison, but in isolation. But thanks to a court ruling, America’s longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner’s conviction has been overturned. 

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School bus driver calls kids n***er, administrators ignore comment

The Mississippi branch of the NAACP has stepped in after school officials ignored the fact that a white bus drive called some black passengers the n-word. Parents in Moss Point-Jackson County accused the bus driver of saying the slur to a couple of students when they weren’t sitting down in their seats. 

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Study: whites associate word ‘black’ with negative connotations

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, whites associate more negative connotations with the word “Black” than they do with the word “African American.” 

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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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George Zimmerman supporter changes story, says Trayvon Martin was racially profiled

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More than a year after Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, one of his biggest supporters is changing his story. Zimmerman’s former neighbor Frank Taaffe testified before a grand jury earlier this week, and revealed details about the racially-charged conversation he had with a man he believes was […]

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John Legend tears down Piers Morgan’s attempt to blame blacks for the use of the N-word

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Former CNN host Piers Morgan weighed in on the use of the N-word, and John Legend quickly shut his theory down. In a column for the Daily Mail titled, “If black Americans want the N-word to die, they will have to kill it themselves,” Morgan called for blacks to eradicate the term as a solution to banning […]

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White fraternity goes unpunished for harassing black sorority

A college campus remains divided after members of a white fraternity received no punishment for harassing members of a black sorority. Audience members including student leaders and alumni at the University of Connecticut felt disrespected by responses from some of the panelists who spoke at a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Cultural […]

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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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Video: Harvard students attempt to take 1964 literacy test and fail

A video that shows Harvard University students taking the literacy test some voters were forced to pass to cast a ballot in 1964 shows us just how difficult the test was. Despite the students’ Ivy League status, they failed the test horribly. 

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