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Model poses in blackface, ethnicwear for Vogue

Will the racially insensitive act of Blackface ever die? Doesn’t seem like it will. Earlier this week we wrote about a Kentucky assistant pastor who dressed in Blackface for a boxing match. Now, the latest method of offense is brought to us by Vogue Italia. 

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Black students at U of I hold ‘silent protest’

Black students on the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana’s campus are the latest group of educated African Americans to fight for equality. “Being Black at Illinois” was created in response to several racially-charged incidents on campus. 

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Study: frequent incidents of racism linked to obesity

Does racism make one obese? Researchers at Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Centre think so.

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Federal prosecutors: North Carolina deputies illegally targeted Latino drivers, sent racist video game to department

According to Federal prosecutors, deputies of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers shared links to a racist video game where players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women. 

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Pharrell responds to criticism of lack of black women on album cover

Pharrell has a new album on the way and he’s up for an Oscar. Things are going good for the musician/ producer. But he’s finding himself in a heap of trouble regarding the artwork for his upcoming album “G I R L.” The cover features Pharrell and three women dressed in bathrobes staring at the […]

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Should America have Black only courts? Minister Louis Farrakhan says so

As a way to avoid the harsh effects of a racially biased justice system, Minister Louis Farrakhan is proposing that blacks in America set up their own court system.

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Racist threat left on dorm room door at GVSU, investigation underway

Authorities at Grand Valley State University are investigating an incident where a black student found a racist threat written on their dorm room door’s message board. According to Dean of Students Bart Merkle, the student returned to the Copeland Living Center Monday and found the message. 

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James Meredith statue vandalized by racists on University of Mississippi campus

The University of Mississippi’s campus police department is investigating an incident of vandalism. An older version of the Georgia state flag and a noose were placed around the neck of James Meredith, the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi.

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Michael Dunn tells fiancé that he is both the ‘victim and the victor’ in fatal Jordan Davis shooting

On Saturday a jury found Florida resident Michael Dunn guilty on three counts of attempted murder, and one count of firing a missile on the day that led to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In newly released phone calls from jail to his fiancé, Dunn tells her that he is both the victim […]

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Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters. North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. […]

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