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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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Watch Melissa Harris-Perry’s Heartrending Video of Black Men Killed by Police

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7 Existing Laws That Can Cripple the Lives of Black People Around the World

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  U.S.  Mandatory Sentence Laws A mandatory sentence is a court decision where people convicted of certain crimes must be punished with at least a minimum number of years in prison. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of laws imposing disproportionate mandatory sentences of life without parole for simple possession of drugs. Concerning […]

Columbia Law Professor Explains Why Black Politicians Who Are ‘Colorblind’ Are Doomed to Fail

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Celebrate Black Excellence: 10 Interesting Facts About Marcus Garvey

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Celebrating the Life of Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey was born Aug. 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Garvey was the youngest of 11 children. In 1903, at 16, he went to Kingston to work as a printer. He soon became a catalyst to the formation of the Printers Union, the first trade union in […]

15 Beautiful Black Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Married for Over 15 Years

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Married: 1948 – Feb. 4, 2005 (his death) Duration: 57 years How They Met: The famous actors met while co-starring in the 1946 Broadway play Jeb. Barack and Michelle Obama Married: 1992 – Present Duration: 21 years How They Met: According to The Washington Post, the future president and first lady […]

Video: Is There a Racial Motive Behind Calling the First Lady Fat?

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Witness to Michael Brown’s Shooting Opens Up: He Was ‘Shot Like an Animal’

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7 Black Celebrities Who Suffer From Seizures Besides Lil Wayne

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Prince Legendary musician Prince struggled with epilepsy during his childhood, and had seizures often. The singer talked about it for the first time in 2009 with PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley. “I used to have seizures when I was young,” he said. “My mother and father didn’t know what to do or how to handle […]

Funny But True: What Muhammad Ali Said More Than 40 Years Ago is Still on Point Today

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Video: Have the Conditions for Black People Changed in America Since James Baldwin Said This

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Video by The Dick Cavett Show

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