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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Is Harvesting Organs of Black People Becoming a Growing Problem?

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When Larry Elder Claims Racism Isn’t an American Problem, Marc Lamont Has the Most Awesome Response

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5 Ridiculous Petitions Against Celebrities Other Than Blue Ivy’s Hair Petition

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In June, a woman named Jasmine Toliver launched a ridiculous petition on Change.org to pressure music superstars Beyonce and Jay Z to “comb”  their daughter Blue Ivy’s hair. “It’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture,” Toliver wrote on the petition. “This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads […]

Watch Poet-Activist Destroy ‘Black-on-Black Crime’ Misconceptions in Under 2 Minutes

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8 Disappointing Responses From America After The Michael Brown Killing That Should Never Happen Again

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  Blame the Victim A recurring pattern in media coverage of police brutality cases is to focus on the how the victim’s past, mode of dress,  choice of music,  friendships, behavior when confronted, etc., somehow legitimized the officer’s response. The Black community is all too familiar with the racially coded victim-blaming rhetoric, headlines and sound […]

Tavis Smiley: What’s the Use of Celebrating a Black President if Black Babies Are Being Shot Dead in the Streets?

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This TV Station’s Handling of an Interview With a Black Child Is Deeply Disturbing

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Graphic Video: Police Use Excessive Force Against Elderly Woman

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15 of the Most Dramatic Pictures from Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

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Protester in the Street Holding a Candle for Michael Brown People Gathering Peacefully to Protest We’re at the StL County Prosecutor’s office in Clayton. Grand jury expected to meet re: Darren Wilson. #abc17 pic.twitter.com/p5FhOXoYDb — Lucas Geisler (@LucasABC17) Aug. 20, 2014

Celebrating the Legacy: 9 Amazing Facts About Nat Turner’s Rebellion

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 Nat Turner’s Rebellion   Background In the 19th century, Southern slave owners developed the “peculiar institution” of slavery as a benevolent system. They believed that the system was well-intentioned in teaching enslaved men and women how to be civilized. The idea of rebellion was farfetched because the slave owners believed that their enslaved Black men and women were […]

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