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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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Consumerism on Steroids: Nike Announces Black History Month Sneakers

When Americans finally accepted that the planet was in trouble due to climate change, instead of deleveraging from the system and reducing consumerism, they raced to the stores in search

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Gov. Chris Christie Pushes for Capture of Assata Shakur, Cuba Says No

Now that President Obama is edging forward in the direction of normalizing relations with Cuba, Gov. Chris Christie is calling for the capture of Assata Shakur. Christie demanded that Obama

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America’s Oldest Black College On Brink of Financial Meltdown

Pennsylvania’s Cheyney University is on the verge of financial collapse, according to Reuters. At issue is the school’s graduation rate, which stands at only nine percent, and the number of

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