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Leak? It Probably Means That Darren Wilson Won’t Be Charged In Michael Brown’s Death

When I read in last Friday’s New York Times that some of the testimony in the investigation of Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson was leaked, I cringed and then uttered a few expletives because I knew …

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Laura, the Black Model Who Graced the Art of 19th-Century France

No more self-assured statement of middle-class domesticity could be imagined than this charming tableau of maternity and childhood bliss set within a peaceful, enclosed garden. Behind its facade of bourgeois …

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Macy Gray On Her Drug Use And Reaction To Fame: ‘I Was A Massive A**hole’

Before Macy Gray was a Grammy Award-winning singer, she was a college student originally from Canton, Ohio, writing songs in a friend’s dorm room “studio.” Then, she was discovered by an executive at …

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N.J. Woman Wins $1M Potato Chip Flavor Contest

America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and …

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State Sen. Nasheed freed from jail, explains her ‘symbolic’ arrest

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed walked out of jail today and told a gathering of reporters that her arrest Monday evening was a “symbolic” act to promote peaceful, not violent protest. Nasheed was arrested shortly after …

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Black People Riot Over Injustice; White People Riot Over Pumpkins and Football

It’s amazing that more than two months after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., no arrests have been made and no trial has been set. That hasn’t stopped the protests and outcries of …

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How One Man Hopes to Diversify the Tech Industry Through His ‘Platform’

When you think “tech,” chances are you don’t think black people, you probably don’t think brown people and you surely don’t think women. This is a disturbing trend that Hank Williams, the founder of Platform, …

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Man on death row because in Texas, being black means you’re dangerous?

Justice should be blind. It should be blind to race, income, class and other factors. However, in the case of Duane Buck, race played a major factor in his death sentence for capital murder. In 1997, Buck was convicted …

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This Isn’t New—Venus and Serena Have Endured Nasty Insults Throughout Their Careers

Over the weekend, Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev apologized for calling Venus and Serena Williams “the Williams brothers”—the least funny insult in what for the Williamses has been a career filled with …

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Bronx boy slips into coma after falling from moving school bus

A 12-year-old special-needs student was critically injured after he opened his school bus’ emergency exit door and fell out while the vehicle was still moving on Friday, in an incident his family says could have …

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