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In online experiment, white man experiences difficulty of being black

A white man can finally say that he knows what it feels like to be a black woman. At least in the virtual sense. Two weeks ago, Christopher Carbone participated in a social experiment. He swapped his Twitter pic for that of a black woman’s, as part of #RaceSwapExp. He wrote about his experience. 

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Aunt of mother arrested for leaving kids in car during interview says ‘she was too proud to ask for help’

The family of a mother who faces jail time and the possibility of losing her children after leaving them in a warm car during a job interview says she “was too proud to ask for help”. During an interview with the Daily Mail, Shanesha Taylor’s great aunt Henrietta Grant said she wished Taylor would’ve asked […]

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Featured Article

Retired MLB star racially profiled while shoveling own driveway

A retired professional baseball player says he was racially profiled while shoveling the driveway of his Hartford, Connecticut home. Doug Glanville published an op-ed in The Atlantic recounting his experience with a police officer. 

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Man who tried to hire KKK to kill neighbor gets lenient sentence

An Alabama man accused of attempting to hire an undercover FBI agent who he thought was a member of the KKK was sentenced to six years in prison. Allen Wayne Morgan pleaded guilty to trying to hire the agent to kill his black neighbor. 

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Clip of the Day

‘Taking Back Chi-raq’: a response video to Nicki Minaj & Lil Herb

The term “Chiraq” has been long debated. With the release of Nicki Minaj’s new single, the “Chi-raq”, discussion about appropriateness of the term has been further fueled. Chicago author, motivational speaker and activist Richard L. Taylor, Jr. created a video in response to the song and term, calling for community members to reclaim their city. 

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News Flash

Update: Trans activist Monica Jones convicted of ‘manifesting prostitution’

Trans activist Monica Jones was convicted of “manifesting prostitution” in Phoenix, Arizona. Jones was arrested last May for accepting a ride to a from two undercover police officers. In Phoenix, “repeatedly stopping an engaging someone in conversation” can lead to arrest, even if one is no attempting to engage in sex work. Jones was arrested under this […]

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Tommy Smith statue vandalized on San Jose State University Campus for third time

The statue of Olympian Tommy Smith has been vandalized. The gold medal that is part of the statue, located on the campus of San Jose State University, was apparently removed from the statue on April 10.

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Guest Post

Guest post: Karen Washington Should Not Have Died

The following post was originally published on Chocolate Covered Lies. It was written by Mark Harris.  By: Mark Harris The U.S. lapse in judgment on mental health issues have come to the forefront relentlessly over the past week or so. Let me give a couple of examples:

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News Flash

Chicago native Allison Semmes shines in role as Diana Ross

Chicago native Allison Semmes is a trained classical singer. She has a bachelor’s degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and grew up on Motown music. It looks like her training has paid off because for the past few months, she’s been starring as Diana Ross in the national tour of “Motown […]

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News Flash

Scholarship Alert: Tom Joyner launches scholarship for art students

The Tom Joyner Foundation has announced that it will offer a scholarship for Arts majors at Historically Black Collegiate Universities. 

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