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Lupita Nyong’o opens up about comments made about dark skin in Glamour interview

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Lupita Nyong’o will be featured on next month’s cover of Glamour, and the Academy Award-winning star is opening up about what some have said to her about her dark skin in her lifetime. 

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Chicago police captain convicted of torturing blacks receives $4,000 monthly pension

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled (4-3) in favor that Jon Burge, a former Chicago police captain accused of overseeing the torture of hundreds of people of color, will get to keep his monthly pension of $4,000. 

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‘Negro’ still an acceptable term to use when referencing blacks in U.S. Army

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The term “negro” faded in the late 1960s, but U.S. Army regulations still allow for black soldiers to be labeled with it. 

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West Virginia columnist fired after referring to Mike Brown as an ‘animal’

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A West Virginia columnist who’s been with the Charleston Daily Mail for more than 30 years, has been fired after referring to Michael Brown as an “animal.” Don Surber’s comments appeared on his personal blog post about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri since Brown’s death on Aug. 9. 

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North Carolina instructor under investigation for racist remarks

A North Carolina instructor is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments to high school students in class. According to a parent of a student who attends Camden County High School, the incident happened a couple of weeks ago. 

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Producers seeking stories from young people of color for ‘Woke Up Black. Again.’

The director and producer of  a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured. Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black. 

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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought […]

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Halloween lynching display removed from Fort Campbell home

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An offensive Halloween display in Fort Campbell, KY has been removed. The display featured a black family hanging from a tree in the front yard. City officials were alerted to the display and had it removed.

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Leslie Jones promoted to featured cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live has promoted Leslie Jones to featured cast member. Jones was hired as a writer after SNL producers conducted a very public search for black women to add to the cast. Although the coveted cast position was given to Sasheer Zamata, Jones, who was also a finalist, made a splash with her appearances in the Weekend Update […]

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