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Yet Another Fried Chicken Joke Directed at Tiger Woods

During an awards dinner in London, Garcia was jokingly asked if he’d invite arch-rival Tiger Woods over for dinner. His response: “We will have him round every night…we will serve fried chicken.”

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Bronx Bus Tour Shows NYC Tourists What a “Real Ghetto” Looks Like

NYC bus tour Real Bronx Tours reportedly takes foreigners on a tour of the Bronx to learn what a “real ghetto” looks like. Past patrons say the tour guide, Lynn Battaglia, pokes fun at the borough and its residents throughout the tour; lambasting the Bronx as a crime and poverty-infested nightmare.

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Kanye West’s “New Slaves” Rails Against the Prison-Industrial Complex

Reactions to Kanye’s new track “New Slaves” has been mixed. But what is undeniable is the song’s discussion of the prison-industrial complex; as it lays plain the impact of institutional racism and private prisons on communities of color.

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To All Afraid of the ‘Ghetto’

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I cannot count the number of times I have heard comments equating majority poor black neighborhoods (“ghettos”) with exponential violence this week. Most, however, do not understand the clear problems with these statements. While the majority of these comments are from my classmates at the University of Chicago- a school that actively others the surrounding […]

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David Dennis: Why isn’t New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting a ‘national tragedy’?

Writer David Dennis reflects upon how race and class impact what mainstream America deems a “national tragedy”: Why don’t tragedies like the gun violence crisis in Chicago, or the New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting receive the national mourning and media attention it deserves?

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Uni-ball Releases Racist Ad Mocking Black Men in Prison

Uni Ball’s latest ad is among the most racist ever, featuring a black male prison inmate reading a letter from one of his “homies”: “What up, homie. It’s wack that 5-0 bust you shifting bricks of da funky buddha. And I ain’t just spitting, yo. Everyday we be respecting wit a 40 on da floor for our peeps in lockdown.” Seriously.

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PETITION – President Obama: Remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” List

A petition has been launched demanding that President Obama remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

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Soledad O’Brien on ‘Black In America’ Criticism: “OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with…”

Soledad O’Brien recently addressed criticism she’s received from whites regarding the “divisiveness” of her “Black in America” series: “OK, white person, this is a conversation you clearly are uncomfortable with, and I have no problem seeing race, and I think we should talk about race.”

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Black USC Students Accuse LAPD of Racial Profiling After Chaotic Party Breakup

Students at the University of Southern California are fighting back against what they feel was a racially-biased, heavy-handed shutdown of an off-campus party.

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EVENT: Juvenile Injustice – The Criminalization of Youth in Palestine and Chicago

The Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East invites you to attend Juvenile Injustice: The Criminalization of Youth in Palestine and Chicago It takes place Saturday, May 11th at Alhambra Palace Restaurant. The program begins at 12:30pm Check out the event flyer for more information:

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