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6 Black Celebrities Who Abandoned Their 9-5 Jobs In Pursuit Of Fame

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Taraji P. Henson Before all of her success on the screen, Henson was working in a very different arena. Prior to acting, the single mother worked as a receptionist at the Pentagon and a waitress on the Spirit of Washington cruise ship. She eventually left Washington, D.C., when her son, Marcel, was just a toddler in […]

6 Black Stars You May Not Have Known Battled Eating Disorders

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Kerry Washington The “Scandal” star is known as one of the most confident and beautiful faces in Hollywood, but even the woman behind Olivia Pope struggled with her body image at one point. Washington admitted that during her college days she would go on unhealthy binging cycles and then exercise for hours. Oprah Winfrey The […]

If You’ve Ever Heard Someone Use The Term ‘Not Black Enough,’ You Have To See Scandal Star Joe Morton’s Response

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5 Ridiculous Lies You May Have Believed About the Founding of America

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Christopher Columbus Discovered America Columbus made a daring journey across the Atlantic Ocean to discover America. So the fable goes, he was about to be buried at sea by his crew when someone noticed land. Tragically, Columbus died poor. Reality: Neither Columbus nor Vikings were the first to touch down in America. Native Americans were […]

4 Heartbreaking Stories of Mistreating Black Children During Slavery

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Using Black Babies as Bait In the Bayou region and Southern states, small Black children would be stolen from their mothers and left in alligator territories to be used as bait. The crying Black infants would be used to attract alligators for hunting purposes. According to a video called Lest We Forget by the Black […]

These Numbers Related To Stop & Frisk Are Staggering, But What Some White People Think About The Law Is Just Outrageous

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5 Very Intelligent and Comprehensive Ways To Deal With Racist Co-Worker

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  Remain Calm Dealing with a racist co-worker can be extremely frustrating, but it is absolutely key to remain calm at all times. The last thing any employee wants is for a racist employee’s remarks to be overshadowed by what management might view as a personal conflict between co-workers if the situation is not handled […]

5 Special Things Black People Lost When Schools Were Integrated After Brown v. Board of Education Decision

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On  May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, that state laws establishing separate public schools for Black and white students were unconstitutional, violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The 9-0 decision was hailed as a major victory for the civil rights of African-Americans, paving the way for the […]

After Ferguson: Are These Answers The Right Way To Move Forward In An Attempt To Reform America’s Broken Legal System?

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Video by PBS

Video: Can the Changing Demographics in America Really Shift the Power Structure in the Country?

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Video by Brookings Institution

This White Man Was Literally Beating Up Two Police Officers, But What Happens Next Is Astonishing

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Video posted by Dumpert.nl

Caught on Tape: You Won’t Believe What This Gun Dealer in Ferguson Told This Black Woman Who Tried to Buy a Gun

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Video posted online by King D Seals

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