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BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that it is unconstitutional because it deprives equal liberty under the law.

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Interracial Couple Launches Website to Counter Cheerios Ad Backlash

In response to A well-publicized backlash against a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family, an interracial couple has launched “We Are the 15 Percent.” The site features photos of mixed-race couples and families from across the country.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

A key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision. The justices have invalidated the requirement that certain states get federal approval before make changes to their voting policies.

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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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