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Esteria Smith, 9-Years-Old, Drives Father to Hospital

Esteria Smith might be seven years away from having a driver’s license, but she’s already shown skills behind the wheel. The nine-year-old guided a car to the hospital when her father, who had been driving, fell ill: “I took my daughter to karate class and was there and right as class was winding up. I […]

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Shellie Zimmerman Offers Apology to Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has been in the news recently. She faced perjury charges, which she received one year probation for after striking a deal. In an interview Zimmerman talked about the charges, and offered a message to Trayvon Martin’s parents: “I’m so deeply sorry for their loss,” Shellie Zimmerman said, referring […]

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VIDEO: Police Officer Punches Pregnant Woman in the Face

Community members in Upstate New York are pissed-off and looking for answers as to why a Police Officer used extreme force on a woman who confessed to be pregnant prior to her arrest. On Tuesday night, a YouTube video went semi-viral as Rochester, NY citizens used social media to shout their concerns about excessive force […]

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Tuffness

This bears repeating: Black women are awesome. In a few weeks–actually, in a few days–if you asked someone who Antoinette Tuff is, there is a chance that the response will be, “The lone woman MC named in Kendrick Lamar’s verse,” or something else equally silly and clueless. Even though we will, we shouldn’t forget Antoinette Tuff’s […]

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HLN’s Nancy Grace To Cover The Murders of Tupac and Biggie

 By Rashad J. Smith Nancy Grace is digging into the Hip Hop community this week as she analyzes the deaths of RAP LEGENDS’ Tupac Shakur and Christopher “NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” Wallace.  Viewers are amped to tune in to Nancy Grace Mysteries, this Friday, August 23rd at 8 PM. The HLN commentator will be connecting the dots […]

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Young People of Color Lead the Fight For 15

 Young workers from Milwaukee, Chicago, and Kansas City met Thursday and Friday in Detroit to plan future actions   Low-wage workers from eight cities that staged walkouts earlier this year are calling for a national day of strikes on Aug. 29th as part of a campaign lead mostly by young people of color called, Fight […]

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Today in Post-Race History: The Harriet Tubman Sextape

So, (Russell) Simmons’ antics are (Black) Twitter’s latest causality, I guess. In what seems to have become a weekly tradition on these internet streets, folks took to social media to call out, chastise, and blast Simmons into what they believed was proper action after his All Def Digital released a YouTube video that was unfortunate […]

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The Power That Youth Hold: A Toolkit and the March on Washington

I am encouraged by the vigor and fresh activism of my generation (Read: BYP100 and Dream Defenders). It causes me to see a light at the end of what has been a very dark tunnel. However, if there is in fact a light at the end of the tunnel, are we prepared to run? Do […]

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Endangering Black Lives While Claiming to Save Them

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly (Photo by HAGEN FOR NEWS) Can somebody tell Mayor Bloomberg that Black and Brown people don’t need another, “White Savior“? Bloomberg wants us to believe his racist Stop and Frisk policy, that was just smacked down by a Federal Judge, is for the benefit and […]

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Black August

Black August, the movement that honors the radical resistance, resilience, and collective action of Afrikan peoples of the Diaspora. From the Haitian Revolution, to Underground Railrooad, to the March on Washington, to the Watts uprisings, people of color have been resisting colonization for centuries.

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