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FBI Director: ‘we need better hate crime tracking’

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FBI director James Comey thinks that state and local law enforcement need to do a better job of tracking and reporting hate crimes so that the public can “fully understand what is happening in our communities, and how to stop it.” 

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Video: Hip-Hop responds to Donald Sterling comments

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Hip-Hop is responding to racist comments that are reportedly the words of LA Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling. Both Lil Wayne and Snoop dog have shared their feelings about Sterling and the LA Clippers in published videos:

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President Obama, Magic Johnson, NBA players respond to Donald Sterling comments

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Members of the National Basketball Association spoke out Sunday in response to racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The Clippers players staged a silent protest as they warmed up for an NBA playoff game, the players removed their warmup shirts bearing team logos. They also wore T-Shirts inside out with the […]

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Man finds noose hanging in workplace twice in one week

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A Houston area man says he found a noose hanging in his workplace not once, but twice in the same week. Jeremee Molo first noticed a noose hanging from a piece of equipment at Atlas Copco on Tuesday. 

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Study: if you’re black, reviewers will find more errors in your writing

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A new study released by Nextions consulting firm reveals a startling fact. If you’re black, chances of reviewers taking time to find errors in your writing are greater than those if you’re white. When reviewers were told the author of a legal brief was black, they consistently rated identical pieces lower in quality and identified […]

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With #myNYPD hashtag, Black Twitter exposes police brutality

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The New York Police Department is known for executing a history of violent and discriminatory practices that many say unfairly target minorities. An effort to share positive stories and experiences through the #myNYPD hashtag backfired after members of Black Twitter jacked the hashtag to highlight police brutality carried out by the department. 

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University approves integration of fraternities and sororities

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The University of Alabama’s student government voted to support full integration of the Greek system last week. The vote follows a year of controversy over qualified students being blocked from joining sororities because they were black. The discrimination was largely due to influence from a group called “The Machine.”

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Report: White Nationalist website linked to nearly 100 hate crimes

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According to a report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, people charged with the murders of nearly 100 people are all linked to a single far right white nationalist website. Stormfront.org says it promotes values of “the embattled white minority.” Users include Anders Behring Breivik, who in 2011, killed 77 people in a Norway […]

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Petition calls for closer look into firing of black teachers

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Over 6,000 teachers lost their jobs due to restructuring within the Chicago Public School system. Now, a group of black teachers is calling for an investigation into the practice, claiming that thousands of African American educators are unfairly targeted.  A Change.org petition, created by Rosita Chatonda of Chicago, states that similar trends are happening in […]

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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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