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Dartmouth Fraternity Apologizes for Holding ‘Bloods and Crips’ Party

Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity chapter had the bright idea of holding a “Bloods and Crips” party. The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.

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Iman: Boycott Fashion Labels That Don’t Use Black Models

Supermodel Iman has called for a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models: “”It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott”

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Baseball Player Adam Jones Says Fan Threw Banana at Him During Recent Game

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones says a fan threw a banana at him during a recent game against the San Francisco Giants: “It’s unfortunate that things happen like that, but it ain’t going stop me, myself and the Orioles.”

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Oprah Gets Swiss Apology After Being A ‘Victim of Racism’ In Zurich

Oprah Winfrey made headlines recently after divulging that she was on the receiving end of blatant racism at a high-end store in Zurich, Switzerland. Winfrey had inquired about a very pricey handbag, and was told it was “too expensive” for her.

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Jackie Robinson Statue Vandalized w/ Swastika, Racial Slurs

This morning, news surfaced that a statue of Jackie Robinson was vandalized with racial slurs and swastikas.

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Dream Defenders’ Occupation of Florida Capitol Enters 4th Week

The Dream Defenders’ occupation of the Florida state capitol has entered its fourth week. They’re calling for passage of Trayvon’s Law; a comprehensive piece of legislation designed to combat the systemic racism that funnels black and brown youth into prison, or into the ground.

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U.S. Distributor for Australian Film ‘The Sapphires’ Apologizes for Racist, Sexist DVD Cover

According to the Huffington Post, the U.S. distributor for the Australian film ‘The Sapphires’ has since apologized after the film’s DVD cover was blasted as racist and sexist. Though the film centers around the true story of a 1960s Aboriginal girl group, the cover relegates them to a blue-tinted background and places their white manager […]

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Michigan College Issues Apology After President Called Minority Students “Dark Ones”

Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn is under fire after referring to minority students as “dark ones” during a subcommittee hearing: “The letter, he told the committee, said his college ‘violated the standards for diversity because we didn’t have enough dark ones, I guess, is what they meant.’

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Charlie Rangel Says Tea Partiers are Like “White Crackers” Who Opposed Civil Rights

In a recent interview, Rep. Charlie Rangel spoke at length about the Tea Party, comparing them to “white crackers” who opposed civil rights in the Jim Crow South: “They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough.”

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Guest Post

If Our Freedom is Criminal, We Must Change the Laws

BYP100′s Kai M. Green pens a short essay emphasizing the urgency of Black and People of Color Freedom Struggles NOW! The title sums it up: “If our Freedom is Criminal, We Must Change the Laws.”

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