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Man Cuts Off Dreadlocks, Encourages Youth to Clean Up Their Image

Here at BreakingBrown, we’ve seen no evidence that dreadlocks are linked to criminal activity. In fact, the founder of this website–Yvette Carnell– wears locs. And if the number of white

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Trevor Noah Enjoys Stereotyping African-Americans, Too

by Yvette Carnell Soon after Trevor Noah was selected to take over Jon Stewart’s role at The Daily Show, interested parties and observers began digging through his Twitter feed. For

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Georgia SCLC President: “Nonviolence Hasn’t Worked”

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an icon of nonviolent resistance, but the organization’s current president is calling for a change in

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Rapper “Tiny Doo” Gets Charges Dropped After Being Prosecuted Over Violent Lyrics

Freedom of speech exists in this country, just not for everyone. That seemed the takeaway after a San Diego rapper was prosecuted under a conspiracy law for his rap lyrics.

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An Ivy League Degree Won’t Help “DaQuan” Find a Job

African-Americans in this country have been led to believe, both by the majority and the Black Respectability crowd, that as long as they work hard and pull up their pants,

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Death Rates for Black Women Are Declining, But Surging for Young White Women

Women live longer than men and white women still live longer than black women, but recently published data points to a disturbing trend: The death rate for young white women

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Rev. Al Sharpton: I’m No Opportunist..There’s No Money in Police Brutality!

by Yvette Carnell Rev. Al Sharpton, a preacher without a church who has made it his life’s work to race to the camera after high profile incidents of police brutality

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Kendrick Lamar Answers Ferguson Criticism With New Song

by Yvette Carnell Sometimes I read stuff and just recoil away from my laptop, physically. Enter hip-hop’s darling, Kendrick Lamar: “What happened to [Michael Brown] should’ve never happened. Never. But

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Black Man Arrested for Drinking Iced Tea in Parking Lot Finally Cleared After 2 Years

In May of 2014, BreakingBrown reported the case of a black man who was arrested by a plainclothes officer for drinking iced tea in a parking lot in North Carolina

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Black People Produce More Stress Hormones in Reaction to Racism

The deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York reignited calls to end police brutality, especially within black and brown communities. Racism inflicted by police officers,

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