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Fla. Mother: School Did Nothing After My 6th-Grader Was Attacked

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ool district after a fight broke out on a Jacksonville middle school bus last week. The fight, captured on video, left Nikki Lee’s sixth-grade daughter hurt after being brutally beaten by two other students. “They basically beat her like she was nothing,” Lee said. Lee now wants answers from school officials and reached out to the news media for help. ...

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Iggy Azalea Responds To Eve & Jill Scott’s ‘Blaccent’ Comments: ‘I’m Myself’

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Following a heated Twitter exchange with Azealia Banks and being schooled on Hip Hop by Q-Tip, Iggy Azalea is back in headlines once again. This time the Australian-born rapper is responding to recent comments by fellow rapper-actress Eve and singer Jill Scott, who recently shared their thoughts on Azalea, her “blaccent” and how it may all contribute to cultural appropriation ...

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Scholars To Fox News: Writing About White People Doesn’t Make You Racist

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A Fox News host raised alarm bells Friday over a university course that studies whiteness, saying that the titles of the books used in the class make it clear that the syllabus aims to stoke anti-white resentment among students. But the authors of two of those books, one of whom is herself white, say the claim is ridiculous. In a ...

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Loretta Lynch Tastefully Distances Herself From Obama and Holder During Confirmation Hearing

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“You’re not Eric Holder, are you?” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, asked Loretta Lynch, the nominee to replace Holder as attorney general. “No sir, I’m not,” she answered. With that response, delivered to laughs from the packed Senate chamber midway through today’s confirmation hearing, Lynch faced down the main challenge to her nomination as attorney general: making a fresh start with a new ...

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The Black Panthers and the Rise of Revolutionary Culture

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Long before Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry for justice, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was demanding a similar call to action with “All power to the people.” The new documentary Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution reminds us that unfortunately, so much has not changed over the years. The revolutionary organization was founded, in part, to fight ...

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VIDEO: Seattle Man Arrested For Walking While Black

April V. Taylor William Wingate, a 70-year-old man who had never been arrested before in his life, recently needed the help of former state Representative Dawn Mason to have charges against him dismissed after he was essentially arrested for walking while Black.  Seattle police defended arresting Wingate despite criticism.  Officer Cynthia Whitlach reportedly arrested Wingate, a retired veteran a local ...

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Charles Blow’s Son on Encounter With Campus Police: Focus on Unreported Police Brutality, Not Me

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Yale U. Concedes Drawing of Handgun Was Questionable “As a noted memoirist and New York Times columnist who writes often about race, Charles Blowhas spoken about the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, deaths that sparked a national debate over how police treat African-American men,” Ashley Fantz reported Monday for CNN. “On Monday, Blow wrote about another young ...

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Growing Black Travel Movement Challenges Perceptions Of The Typical Globetrotter

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Black Americans are at the forefront of a growing travel movement — one that includes an extensive network of globetrotters, a knack for finding the best flight deals and some serious online momentum. With groups like the 9,000-member-strong Nomadness Travel Tribe monitoring fare glitches and distributing deals via WhatsApp, more and more African Americans are tapping into the world of ...

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‘Fresh Dressed’ Documentary Schools Us On Hip-Hop And Style

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Fashion has always had a place in the hip-hop world — from Kanye West waxing poetic on the importance of style to Run DMC revolutionizing the Adidas sneaker, major labels and trends have influenced the rap game, and vice versa. One new film is documenting it all by taking a deeper delve into the relationship between hip-hop and fashion. Fresh ...

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Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old, Will No Longer Face Charges

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The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement that her office was moving to dismiss the case against Officer Joseph Weekley. He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death, a misdemeanor, after Aiyana Stanley-Jones ...

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