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Cam Newton says criticism of him is ‘not racism’

Cam Newton may be a lightening rod in the game of football– but he doesn’t think the criticism that has been levied against him is about race. “It’s not racism,” Newton explains in a new GQ interview. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.” Newton has been ripped apart by fans for everything from his dance moves to having a child out of wedlock with ...

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Marion Christopher Barry: Son of Former D.C. Mayor Dies at 36 of Drug Overdose

Barry’s death was confirmed by Cora Masters Barry, the widow of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry. Marion Christopher Barry, the son of controversial and beloved former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, died early Sunday morning of a drug overdose, reports WTOP.com. He was 36 years old. Barry’s death was confirmed by Cora Masters Barry, the former mayor’s widow, exclusively to NBC4’sTom Sherwood. ...

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Bill Clinton To Asian Americans: Bigger ‘Us’, Smaller ‘Them’

The four presidential campaigns addressed Asian-American issues on Friday. Bill Clinton, acting as a surrogate for his wife’s presidential campaign, told Asian American journalists and voter activists Friday, “You want a president like Hillary Clinton who sees you as part and parcel of the quilt of diversity . . . We should be expanding the definition of ‘us’ and shrinking ...

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Entire Black Church Endorses Donald Trump for President

The Charlotte, N.C., congregation says they are tired of the same ole from Democrats. The entire congregation of a historically black church in Charlotte, N.C., supports Donald Trump for president over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Representatives of the membership of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries say that they are endorsing the Republican candidate around the issues of job ...

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Starz comedy ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ tackles colorism in next episide

Whre them yellow bones? / I don’t want no Black b*tch / I’m already Black / Don’t need no Black bitch.” It’s 2016 and those are real rap lyrics.  In the latest controversy to hit the Twitterverse, a Florida rapper (ironically) named Kodak Black lets us know exactly what he thinks of women who don’t pass the paper bag test.  He’s ...

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Detroit makes community college free

On Tuesday, Detroit launched a program that would make sure any high school senior who is accepted into one of the five community colleges in Detroit will not have to pay tuition to attend college. –Detroit girls chess team earn first place at national championships, #blackgirlmagic On Tuesday, the Detroit Promise Zone program officially launched, with funds to cover the tuition to ...

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Violent protests erupt in Milwaukee after police fatally shoot suspect

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Simmering anger over the fatal shooting of a man by police erupted in violence on Milwaukee’s predominantly black north side, with protesters skirmishing with officers over several hours and setting fire to at least four businesses in an outburst the mayor says was fed by social media. The uprising that broke out Saturday evening didn’t subside until ...

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A Dear John Letter to the Democratic Party

Like most bad relationships that have run their course, nothing says “goodbye” like a sternly worded letter. Dear Democratic Party, First, I want to tell you that I appreciate all you’ve done for me, but I have just begun to realize that our relationship is abusive. I know that most relationships are based on what we see our parents do, ...

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Nate Parker Addresses College Rape Accusations

The Birth of a Nation auteur and director says, “I can’t relive 17 years ago. All I can do is be the best man I can be now.” While so many wait with bated breath for Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (due out in October), the actor and director has found himself addressing some rather serious allegations from his past. ...

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Fencer Daryl Homer Makes Olympic History, Too

Black excellence continues to run all up through the 2016 Olympic games—and track and field hasn’t even started yet. Daryl Homer, a 26-year-old from the Bronx, born in the Virgin Islands, became the first American to win a silver medal in men’s individual sabre in 112 years, according to USA Today. Homer is also first U.S. man to win an ...

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