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Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift is ‘perpetuating black stereotypes’ with new video

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  Odd Future musician Earl Sweatshirt is coming for Taylor Swift. The country music star released the video for her latest single, “Shake it Off,” which boosts a noticeably different image and beat from Swift’s traditional format. Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to talk about how the video is harmful because it amplifies many black […]

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Netherlands to refashion racist ‘Black Pete’ figure

After a series of protests from it’s black citizens, The Netherlands will refashion its popular holiday character into a less offensive figure. The mayor of Amsterdam said that Black Pete, also known as Zwarte Piet would change in appearance over the next four years to make him less offensive. 

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New app helps determine ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

SketchFactor is now available in app stores. The app uses user data to determine the “sketchiness” of certain neighborhoods and areas. Despite the fact that the racial makeup of an area will more than likely play a part in which areas are deemed “sketchy” by users, the app is a finalist for the NYC BigApps competition, and […]

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Cheerleaders pose as ‘gangsters’ for school photo

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Officials from the Redlands school district are looking into a photo of the Redlands East Valley High School cheerleading squad which shows members of the team dressed as “gangsters.” 

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Report: black male teens want relationships, not just sex

According to a new study, teenage boys have more than sex on their mind. It turns out that adolescent males actually do desire the intimacy of a relationship over sex. The study was published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, and is based on interviews with 33 14 to 16-year-old boys. 

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These images shatter the ‘absent black father’ stereotype

Photographer Zun Lee didn’t set out to create a series that shattered the stereotype of black men as absent black fathers. In fact, “Father Figure,” was meant to show black men in positive relationships with their children as a personal journey. But the project morphed into more than Lee could ever imagine.

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Babysitter’s ‘blame the black man’ robbery foiled by little girl who speaks up

It seems like whenever a crime takes place, a black man is in danger of being accused. But an attempt to “blame the black neighbor” backfired on Wednesday after a little girl told the truth about who really committed the crime. 

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Events

America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex

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The University of Chicago’s Race Center hopes to spark useful dialogue with their event, “America’s Most Wanted: Hip hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex.” AMERICA’s MOST WANTED examines the prison crisis by placing two of America’s most influential industries in the crosshairs: corporate-owned media and entertainment. 

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Nick Cannon appears in ‘whiteface’ to promote new album

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“Real Husbands of Hollywood” star Nick Cannon has ruffled quite a few feathers when he posted a photo dressed in whiteface. The “Wildin’ Out” host and comedian performed the stunt to promote his new album, “White People Music.” 

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Teen hospitalized after police assault, says he did nothing wrong

A former high school student who was assaulted by three Pittsburgh police officers in 2010 said that he did nothing wrong during testimony on Thursday. Jordan Miles, who is black, filed a civil rights lawsuit. He claims the officers, who are white, wrongfully arrested him and used excessive force. 

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