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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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Everything You Need to Know About Trayvon’s Law

A great article in Ebony Magazine delves into the much-talked about Trayvon’s Law; legislation proposed and currently being fought for by the NAACP, the Dream Defenders, and many others.

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Black Leaders: Florida Boycott Will Harm African American Community in Florida

With Black people making 16.6 percent of the population of Florida, members of our own community will likely be impacted negatively by a boycott of Florida.

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Congressmen Introduce “End Racial Profiling Bill” in the Wake of Zimmerman Verdict

Representative John Conyers (D-MI) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) have introduced a new bill to stop racial profiling once and for all. And in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, the unveiling of the “End Racial Profiling Bill of 2013″ could not be more timely.

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Jay-Z Sounds Off on Zimmerman Verdict: ‘This Guy is a F—ing Mall Cop’

Jay-Z recently sounded off on the George Zimmerman verdict, calling Zimmerman a “f—ing mall cop,” and expressing outrage at the blatant racism surrounding the trial and verdict: “You know, I was really angry about it, you know, that the thing that we all knew that there was still a bit of racism in America, but for it to be so blatant, it was like, if you just ask the question — ask yourself the question — didn’t Trayvon have the right to stand his ground?”

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Black Former Contestants Sue American Idol over Racism for $25 Million a Piece

Ten black former contestants of American Idol are suing the show for $25 million. They allege that American Idol produces targeted the contestants because of their race, and then illegally dug up their criminal records in order to expose and disgrace them on national television.

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New Poll Shows Very Stark Racial Divide on Zimmerman Verdict

A Washington Post-ABC news poll revealed a VERY stark racial divide regarding the George Zimmerman verdict, as well as race and justice in generaL. What are you thoughts on the poll, and race relations in America? Can the disparity between whites and black be chalked up to racism? Are there other factors?

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