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More Than 170 Black Women Dispatched to the South to Campaign for Hillary Clinton

by Yvette Carnell Team Clinton was apparently stunned by how close opponent Bernie Sanders came to cleaning Hillary Clinton’s clock in the Iowa caucuses. According to the The Des Moines

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The Claim “A Dollar Circulates Only 6 Hours in the Black Community” is Unsubstantiated, Say Researchers

A new project at Howard University is devoted to debunking myths about the black community. One of the unsubstantiated claims they’ve run across, according to NiemanLab, is the idea that

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Black People Don’t Own a Sony, MGM, or Lions Gate, So It’s Dumb to Demand We Have “Our Own” Oscars

by Yvette Carnell After Will Smith’s comments supporting his wife Jada’s decision not to attend the Oscars, I keep hearing people say we should have “our own” Oscars. That just

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Charter School Principal Who Kept “Got to Go” List to Weed Out Unwanted Students Takes Leave

Most charter schools don’t outperform public schools, and some actually perform worse, as Lester Spence notes in his newly released book Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black

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Milwaukee State Senator’s Son Detained in Back of Police Squad Car While Trying to Deliver Turkey

A Milwaukee state senator’s son was detained by police while trying to deliver a turkey to a family in need. State Sen. Lena Taylor said Milwaukee Police detained her 16

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Video Proves Cops Didn’t Knock Before Entering Man’s Home and Shooting Him, Lawsuit Claims

The drug agents who raided a man’s apartment and shot him didn’t knock before entering the home, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Julian Betton, 31, of Myrtle Beach

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Alabama Mural Depicting African-Americans Picking Cotton on Plantation Remains in Courthouse

In Alabama a committee is set to decide what to do about a courthouse mural depicting African-Americans picking cotton. The mural shows African-Americans picking cotton as whites ride by in

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Here’s How 2 Black Boys Got Arrested and Jailed for Kissing a White Girl

When ex-Officer Ben Fields dumped a Spring Valley High School student out of her chair and slid her across the floor, many observers were horrified. Nearly as disturbing was the

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Spring Valley Students Walk Out in Support of Ex-Resource Officer Ben Fields

Former resource officer Ben Fields dumped a teenage girl from her chair and slid her across the floor. Fields arrested her as well as another student who was yelling at

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Top One Percenters: “I am Not Necessarily Comparing it to What People of Color Have to Go Through, But….”

Some rich people in this country, a category of people that has grown immensely over the past few years, now require “wealth therapy”, according to The Guardian. Former Wall Street

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