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Pick New York, Mr. President: Why NYC is the natural place for Barack Obama to build a post-presidential legacy

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Come, Mr. President. Come and bring the family to live in the most vibrant, most diverse city in the world, home to the best of everything, home to the brightest in all, home to limitless possibilities. Citizen of the world Barack Obama is reportedly entertaining the notion of calling New York City his post-presidential home. Come, Mr. President. You will ... Read More »

Black Clergy Call for Prayer for Black Lives

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Three months ago, an article I wrote titled “An Open Letter from Black Clergy: A Call for Racial Justice, Healing and Reconciliation,” was posted to HuffPost Religion. The letter was signed by Black clergy representing a wide diversity of denominations and perspectives. We stood together calling on faith leaders of all races to commit to the work of not only ... Read More »

Belgian Foreign Minister Thought Africans Would Like Black Face Costume – He Was Wrong

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Reported by Michal Ortner Didier Reynders, a Belgian foreign minister, recently attended a charity event with his face painted black as a part of the 19th Century African Nobleman-themed evening. Africans are not viewing his costume as charitable or as a positive way to strengthen relationships between Belgium and other nations. The charity, sponsored by royal organization Les Noirauds, was ... Read More »

Rapper Killer Mike Deplores Prosecution Of McKinley Phipps

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Rap musician Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike, stood up for jailed recording artist McKinley “Mac” Phipps on Wednesday, telling Dillard University students that a prosecutor’s twisting of Phipps’ lyrics during his manslaughter trial threatens everyone’s free speech. “If we let this stand, what you’re going to see is that tool is going to be used to wipe out ... Read More »

Colorado Lawmakers Use Slideshow With N-Word When Pushing Bill For Native American Mascot Ban

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Two Colorado representatives upset fellow lawmakers this week when they presented a slideshow filled with racist images and slurs at a House Education Committee meeting. Democratic Reps. Joe Salazar and Jovan Melton presented the images in an effort to convince others to vote for a bill that restricts the use of Native American mascots in schools, according to The Denver ... Read More »

Lawyer Put “exclusively for white people” Stickers in Texas Businesses To Make a Point

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By Lyonel Laverde-Hansen Last week, people were outraged when they found, “exclusively for white people” stickers posted around many Austin, Texas businesses during its popular South By Southwest (SXSW) festival. Citizens responded when patrons of a minimum of six businesses came across the stickers on Wednesday, which prominently read, “Exclusively for white people. Maximum of 5 colored customers, colored BOH ... Read More »

Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.

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A report released last week holds troubling findings about lasting inequality across the African-American community. The 2015 “State of Black America” study, conducted by the National Urban League, finds that black Americans fare worse than their white peers across a variety of indicators, including economics, social justice and overall equality. The report, issued every year since 1976, showed modest gains ... Read More »

George Zimmerman Says Killing Trayvon Martin Was God’s ‘Plan,’ But These Christians Don’t Agree

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George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, thinks it was God’s will that the 17-year-old died — but many Christians reject this opinion. In a video released on Monday by the law firm Ayo and Iken, which represents Zimmerman, the 31-year-old said he has a clear conscience and does not believe things could have turned ... Read More »

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