3 Slain Civil Rights Workers To Receive Presidential Medal of Honor

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James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were 3 civil rights workers who were killed by the KKK during a drive to register Black voters in Mississippi, known as Freedom Summer.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, which saw college students from all over the country join the push to help Black people be able to vote.  ...

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Black Soldiers Killed At Higher Rates Than White Soldiers

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The armed forces was long marketed as a way for lower income young adults to get a college education or skill and see the world, but with the United States having been embroiled in turmoil in the Middle East for more than a decade now, that promise of dreams fulfilled has been tarnished as soldiers have continued to come home ...

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Miami Prison Holds Father Daughter Dance

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The Miami Federal Detention Center did something out of the ordinary and made history by holding the first father-daughter dance for inmates and their daughters.  The dance was meant to help strengthen their bonds and prepare the men for their eventual release.  According to the Miami Herald, 13 inmates and 20 daughters attended the two hour ball held in a ...

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Dion Waiters Is Muslim, Not Un-American

NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers

Dion Waiters, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has had to explain his absence from pre-game activities during a recent NBA game.  Waiters idd not to take the court during a recent Cavaliers game against the Utah Jazz during the national anthem and the introduction of the starting lineups.  Some people thought that Waiters was being rebellious about being removed ...

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Could Ben Carson Be The First Black Republican President?

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Speculation is heating up that Dr. Ben Carson may be the first contender in the 2016 presidential race.  While there has been speculation for some time about whether or not Carson will run, ABC has confirmed that he plans to air an almost hour long introductory ad that will be presented as a documentary, entitled “A Breath of Fresh Air: ...

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C-SPAN Caller: “Republicans Hate That N*&!#$ Obama!”

Image: U.S. President Obama walks to speak about the Affordable Care Act at the White House in Washington

The C-SPAN show Washington Journal is normally a fairly mundane collection of rational discourse, but recently, a caller to the show who identified himself as Anthony from San Diego, did something shocking.  He warned his fellow Republicans to not misuse their new Senate majority by overreaching and possibly causing a Hillary Clinton presidency, specifically pointing out that advocating for the ...

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Wayne Brady’s Battle With Depression Caused Breakdown


While many people may think that comedian and TV host Wayne Brady is always happy, he has opened up to admit that he has secretly battled depression for years.  Brady is an Emmy-award winner and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway and Let’s Make A Deal.  Despite his confidence as a host and comedian that brings laughter and entertainment ...

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Tim Scott First Elected Black Senator In History From The South


Tim Scott has made history becoming the first Black person to be elected to the United States Senate from the South.  While two Black senators from the South have previously served, they were not elected in a public election.  It has been more than 130 years since there was a Black Senator sitting in the United States Senate when Sen. ...

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Chicago Police Kill Man Inside Hospital


Christopher Anderson was shot to death by Chicago police at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital after being taken there for treatment following a traffic accident caused by the driver of the vehicle he was riding in.  Anderson, who was 27, and his 9-year-old daughter were involved in an accident late Sunday evening on Illinois Highway 94.  Authorities report that around 1:30 ...

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Cop who shot black man was known for harassing black males


By now, you’ve probably seen this controversial news out of Savannah, Georgia: On a Thursday morning nearly a month ago (September 18), 29 year-old Charles Smith was shot and killed, while handcuffed, by Savannah-Chatham Police Officer David Jannot. So allow me to cut straight to the chase: There is no denying the fact that Charles Smith had a criminal record. ...

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