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Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Slavery and Segregation in Opinion

Yesterday Clarence Thomas once again offered his long-held opinion on affirmative action, comparing it to slavery and segregation. He also argued that the policy does black and Hispanic students more harm than good, and that racial diversity has no educational benefit.

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Ohio School Apologizes; Lifts Ban on Afro Puffs and Braids

Last week, we told you about Horizon Science Academy, a school in Ohio that – as part of its dress code – banned afro puffs and braids. After widespread outrage, Horizon has lifted the ban and released an apology, vowing to take necessary steps to “prevent this from ever happening again.”

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REPORT: Black Youth Less Likely to Consume Alcohol Than White Peers

According to a recent study, children are consuming alcohol at a shockingly young age. But interestingly enough, black youth are far less likely to consume alcohol than their white peers.

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Laywer for Trayvon Martin’s Family Speaks Out on Jury Selection and Equal Justice

Benjamin Crump – the family lawyer for the Trayvon Martin family – has spoken out on the jury selection process for the the George Zimmerman trial: “And with the make-up of this jury, five White women and one Hispanic, it’s gonna be the question can every American get equal justice no matter who sits on your jury.”

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All-Female Jury Selected for Zimmerman Trial; 5 White Women, 1 Minority

An all-female jury has been selected for the trial of George Zimmerman.It will be comprised of 5 white women, and 1 minority woman.

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Frederick Douglass Statue Unveiled at Capitol

On Wednesday a statue of legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was unveiled at the Capitol.

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Black GOP Candidate Erika Harold Called “Street Walker,” “Love Child of DNC” by Illinois GOP Official

Jim Allen, chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party in Illinois, is under fire after releasing a rant aimed at black GOP challenger Erika Harold. In it, he calls her a “street walker,” and a “love child of the DNC.” He’s now facing calls for his resignation.

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Mistrial Declared in Trial of Detroit Cop In Death of 7-Year Old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Yesterday a mistrial was declared in the trial of Joseph Weekley, who is accused of fatally shooting 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones during a police raid that was being filmed for a reality show.

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The Fight For Black Men

An amazing Newsweek article by Joshua DuBios highlights the struggles of black men in America, and the horrific consequences of their large-scale incarceration. According to the article, there are more black men incarcerated, on probation, or on parole than there were slaves in the 1850s.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Launches “Hair Love” Campaign

But after a funny but problematic meme began making its rounds online – with the caption “That moment when you realize that you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’ hair” – Ross launched a counter movement; the “Hair Love” campaign. Though flattered by the compliment, Ross wants young women to love and embrace who they are.

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