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Did you know that Black girls are often steered away from rigorous math and science courses in high school, which has later repercussions… Read More

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One of the best living Black people in America, Attorney General Eric Holder, is doing what many a Negro dare not do in this economy:… Read More

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The issues of Black folks only take center stage a few times a year in any substantive and collective way: the annual NAACP convention… Read More

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Police and protesters clashed briefly in Ferguson just hours after the St. Louis suburb’s police chief issued an apology to… Read More

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Yesterday, US Attorney General Eric Holder publicly confirmed that he would be resigning from his post within the next few months… Read More

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Police dashcam video shows a now-former South Carolina state trooper named Sean Groubert repeatedly shooting a Black man named Levar… Read More

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The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security… Read More

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