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N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law

State's increasingly conservative legislature ends lifeline for death row inmates

The 152 people awaiting executions on death-row will lose a lifeline in capital punishment cases.

By Aaron Morrison

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Houston Police Chief Calls Chad Holley Beating ‘Sickening’

The ex-officers who are charged in beating face up to a year in jail if convicted

Houston police chief says officers did not follow proper procedure

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cheerios Exec Says Controversial Ad Reflects ‘An American Family’

Interracial couples in America are on the rise

General Mills stands by ad featuring an interracial couple and mixed-race child

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sherri Shepherd is Having a Baby Through a Surrogate

'The View' personality and her husband are using a surrogate to add to the family

Are you surprised she is using a surrogate to have a baby?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Swabs at Arrest Without Warrants

Some states, like Maryland, have already begun the practice

Police can now take DNA as well as fingerprints

By Makkada B. Selah

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Feds: Blacks Have Been Singled-Out for Weed Arrests

Racial disparity in arrests grew steadily over the last decade, data shows

In some states, African Americans were as much as eight times more likely to be…

By Aaron Morrison

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George Zimmerman Lawyer Apologizes for Trayvon Martin “Fight” Video

Jury selection for Zimmerman's trial begins June 10

Zimmerman lawyer backtracks on statement he made about Trayvon Martin

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jermaine Dupri May Lose So So Def Music

Dupri founded the So So Def label in Atlanta, Georgia

Dupri could lose rights to music if he doesn’t pay off a loan

By Makkada B. Selah

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Actor Shemar Moore Accused of Assault

Moore also accuses the woman of assaulting him

A house party at Shemar Moore’s turns ugly

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Virginia School Board Member Sends Racist Michelle Obama Emails

School board members say they have received similar emails in the past

Va. School Board member may lose job over racist emails

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Marvin Junior, Lead Singer of the Dells, Passes Away at 77

Marvin Junior's career spanned 57 years

The lead singer for the pioneering R & B group The Dells passes away

By Makkada B. Selah

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Harvard Law Student Graduates at 22

There is no age requirement for admission to Harvard Law

Cortlan Wickliff will be one of the youngest to graduate from Harvard Law

By Makkada B. Selah

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Miami Police Put 14-Year-Old in Choke Hold for ‘Dehumanizing Stares’

Police said the 14 year old was giving officers 'dehumanizing stares'

14-year-old arrested over Memorial Day weekend in Miami

By Makkada B. Selah

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Racists Hate Cheerios’ New Interracial Commercial

Anti-racial mixing messages forces cereal maker to disable YouTube comments

General Mills had to disable comments on its YouTube channel because of hateful, anti-racial mixing…

By Aaron Morrison

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Universities Slipping On Income-Based Diversity

Giving poor students a leg up in admissions is expensive for public institutions

If the Supreme Court rules against affirmative action next month, achieving diversity could grow tougher.

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U.S.-Run South African Fund Collapses

Public filings indicate troubles could cost American taxpayers tens of millions of dollars

Mismanagement and unchecked corruption spelled the end for a post-apartheid initiative.

By Aaron Morrison

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Miguel’s Legdrop on Fan May Cost Him Some Money

The fan that the singer inadvertently kicked in the head, Khyati Shah, is considering legal action

Should Miguel be sued for his accidental kick?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Evelyn Lozada Finally Goes to a High School Prom!

Lucky 19-year-old, Anthony Nelson, gets to take the reality TV star as his date

Reality TV star states that going to the prom was something she wasn’t able to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Harlem Woman Claims She Got Herpes from Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick

Concert-goer says she hopes lawsuit will influence the company to "be more sanitary in the future"

Have you tried RiRi Woo lipstick?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Are Racism and PTSD Linked?

New research shows exposure to racism has long-lasting psychological effects

In new diagnosis manual, PTSD and racism are linked

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

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