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Boston “Free Speech” Rally A Bust

A “free speech” rally planned by right-wing activists was shut down early due to the attendance of thousands of counter-protesters who showed up in case the event became another vehicle for White Supremacists. The rally, scheduled for Boston Common, was … Continue reading »

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What the Heck Happened in Charlottesville?

It started Friday night and took over all of Twitter and the rest of the Internet throughout the day on Saturday. It ended in at least one related death and fueled a debate that is old as our country itself … Continue reading »

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“Black America” vs. “Confederate”

HBO received backlash recently when it announced that “Game of Thrones” creators David Bernioff and D.B. Weiss, two white men, would be creating a new series called “Confederate,” based during the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era but with a twist. The … Continue reading »

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Donald Trump Encourages Police Brutality

Somehow, after the nonstop news avalanche that was his presidential campaign and 6 months in the White House, Donald Trump continues to find ways to shock us. Though his statements Friday to police officers on Long Island are not surprising … Continue reading »

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Baseball Legend Sammy Sosa Raises Debate About Skin-Lightening

Sammy Sosa is a Dominican former baseball player most famous for his time with the Chicago Cubs. He became the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 home runs. He is also the only player to have … Continue reading »

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Ellen’s Unintended Racism is Still Racism

Ellen Degeneres is well-known for her goofy, usually lighthearted comedy, not only on her daytime television show but also on her social media. She loves a good meme and she loves Photoshop. She’s the reason Zac Efron found out about … Continue reading »

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Obama Uses The N-word To Address Racism In The U.S.

President Barack Obama joined the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” today, June 22, 2015, to weigh in on the national debate regarding race relations and gun control that has been reopened after the Charleston shooting, at the Emanuel African Methodist … Continue reading »

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Cumberbatch!

No, no, no. Not that Cumberbatch! I’m talking about New York’s new Chief of Administrative Services, Stacey Cumberbatch. So, anyway. What does this Caribbean woman and a famous Englishman have in common besides their uniquely English-sounding surnames? Well, Stacey Cumberbatch is … Continue reading »

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