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Lawsuit: police shot unarmed man in back

An off-duty San Antonio police officer shot an unarmed black man to death as he walked away from a restaurant drive-through. In court, parents of Marquis Jones, 23, sued the city, Officer Robert Encina, Quinonez Foodservice, Chacho’s 8614 Perrin Beitel Ltd. and John Burke, president of Quinonez and Chacho’s. 

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Students suspended indefinitely for bringing Confederate flag to school

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Two Long Island high school students have been suspended indefinitely after bringing a Confederate flag to school. According the Brother Gary Cregan, St. Anthony’s High School’s principal, the two seniors walked in with the flag draped around their shoulders during a sporting event. 

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After defending President Obama, baseball legend receives hate mail

A week after baseball legend Hank Aaron’s comparison of Obama’s GOP critics to the Ku Klux Klan, the Hall of Famer is now receiving hate mail.  During an interview with USA Today, the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves told the publication: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a […]

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In online experiment, white man experiences difficulty of being black

A white man can finally say that he knows what it feels like to be a black woman. At least in the virtual sense. Two weeks ago, Christopher Carbone participated in a social experiment. He swapped his Twitter pic for that of a black woman’s, as part of #RaceSwapExp. He wrote about his experience. 

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North Carolina Supreme Court hears appeals to reinstate death sentences for inmates

North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced. The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions. 

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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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Report: the attitudes of blacks in America regarding racism, justice and the economy

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Despite experiences of both blatant and subtle racism in American society, Blacks remain somewhat optimistic about their overall well-being. At least that’s the conclusion of a survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and EBONY magazine. 

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Video: humorous web series explores race, gender dynamics

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A new YouTube series is taking on race and gender. Tales from the Kraka Tower, created by University of South Florida MA student Aphrodite Kocieda, is equivalent to the academic version of Awkward Black Girl. 

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‘Dear White People’ film creator uses satire, comedy to tackle race

College students across the country are tackling race and prejudice, and a new film is taking on the issue through comedy and satire. Dear White People follows a group of black students at a fictional, Ivy League school. One of the characters host a radio program of the same title where she confronts racism faced by […]

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Music video calls attention to story of Leon Ford

Late last year, we reported the story of Leon Ford, a Pittsburgh teen who was shot by police during a routine traffic stop. No drugs or weapons were found on Ford. Ford is paralyzed and faces up to 20 years in prison for the incident. 

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