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We don’t have much power because we don’t know what black power actually is

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Members of White Conn. Frat Go Unpunished After Harassing Black Sorority

“Privilege will ruin our reputation,” Brittney Yancy, a victim of harassment by members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, said to a round of applause at a town hall meeting hosted by the African American Cultural Center last night. “And if it goes unchecked, this is how it impacts our community. It will determine who matters, […]

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Dutch Court Won’t Rule Whether Black Pete Is Racist

The Netherlands’ highest administrative court refused Wednesday to wade into the increasingly acrimonious national debate around “Black Pete,” the sidekick to the Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus. Opponents call Pete, who is often played by white people wearing black-face makeup and a frizzy Afro wig, a racist caricature. Most Dutch people insist he is a […]

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Lincoln U. president apologizes for comments

The president of Lincoln University on Tuesday issued an apology for remarks he made in September at an all-women’s convocation that some interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. “My message was intended to emphasize personal responsibility and mutual respect,” Lincoln president Robert R. Jennings wrote to the student body. “I apologize for my choice […]

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Supreme Court Weighs The Role Of Race In Alabama Redistricting

The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual arguments on their heads. The complicated case argued at the high court involves the use of a landmark voting rights law that led to the election of African-Americans across the South and Supreme Court […]

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Family of Dallas Ebola victim reaches settlement with hospital

The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the only person to die of Ebola in the United States, said on Wednesday it had reached a settlement with the hospital that had treated him and admitted to making mistakes in addressing his care. The settlement includes financial support for Duncan’s family but the amounts were not revealed. […]

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Father of Los Angeles Lakers’ Ellington gunned down in Germantown

A 57-year-old man fatally shot in the city’s Germantown section this weekend was identified Tuesday as the father of a player for the Los Angeles Lakers. Police said no motive was known for why Wayne R. Ellington, of the 400 block of West Mount Airy Avenue, was shot inside a car Sunday night. “My family […]

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Adrian Peterson may have grounds for a lawsuit against the NFL

Adrian Peterson is a superstar for the Minnesota Vikings.  But he is an embattled superstar right now, after being accused of abusing his four year old son.  The NFL suspended Peterson for the incident, and he originally faced charges.  But he has now avoided jail time and worked out a deal with the courts.  Despite […]

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Prison Inmate sues Jay-Z and Beyonce for $50 million

When you’re super wealthy and famous, you’re probably going to be sued.  If you’re Beyonce and Jay-Z, the lawsuits may end up coming from every direction and places you never expected.   Some of these lawsuits may be frivolous and ridiculous, and this might be one of them.  Or maybe not. According to TheJasimineBrand.com, the […]

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Jury Way Out on a Federal Prosecution of Darren Wilson

The moment that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson gunned down Michael Brown the cry went up for a federal investigation and prosecution of Wilson on civil rights charges. Brown’s family, attorney, and many civil rights leaders had absolutely no confidence that Wilson would ever be arrested, charged or indicted. A non-indictment tosses the ball back […]

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