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White Advice for Black Protesters

Because white people know all there is to know about black people and protests. Hello, angry black people! We, the members of the white delegation, have recently noticed an undercurrent of restlessness among the Negro population. As part of those outreach efforts, I have been dispatched here to teach the proper way to voice displeasure about the state of race ...

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What Does Nick Young Have to Do With Derrick Rose’s Rape Allegations?

The Los Angeles Lakers guard has found his name surfacing in a bid to discredit the accuser in Rose’s November 2014 gang rape allegations. Nick Young is having a pretty bad year. In March, rookie Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell secretly recorded Young talking about cheating on his then-fiancee Iggy Azalea. The recording was leaked, went viral, and Azalea ...

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Black Solidarity With First Nations Is Complicated, Sacred and Necessary

We can write a new history in which the people whose very bodies were the down payment on one of the most devastating empires in human history stood in solidarity with the people who homes and lands were stolen, burned and poisoned for the settler-colonial project that birthed that same empire. I was born and raised as a descendant of ...

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400 students gather outside their cancer-stricken teacher’s house to serenade him

When students at the Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville felt impressed to sing to their ailing Latin teacher,Ben Ellis, who has been battling with cancer, 400 of them left classes and tests to go do just that. The moment was captured on video as Ellis could be seen looking out the window and even occasionally singing along as the students stood ...

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Beyoncé’s lead dancer surprised with proposal during ‘Single Ladies’ performance

During a concert in St. Louis, Missouri, Beyoncé yielded the stage so that the boyfriend of her lead dancer could ask Ashley Everett a very important question. John Silver took the mic and quickly gave the audience a rundown of what was about to happen. “St. Louis, what’s up?” he said, addressing the fans at the concert. “I don’t know if ...

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Cheney on Obama: ‘No American president has done more to weaken the US’

According to former vice president Dick Cheney, Obama has been successful at one thing during his tenure as president, and that is doing more than any president who came before him to “aid America’s adversaries.” He also accused Obama of “hobbling our defenses” against Islamic terrorist groups. His comments were made in a brutal Wall Street Journal op-ed that Cheney ...

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How bank stocks could weather a rate hike from the Federal Reserve

The fate of U.S. bank stocks took an interesting twist Friday, when the market plunged 2.5%, its worst one-day dive since late June. Sparking the market’s distress, after a long stretch of  summer calm, was a speech from Federal Reserve Bank of Boston president Eric Rosengren that suggested the nation’s central bank could hike interest rates soon. While analysts say a Fed rate hike and higher rates overall would be ...

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Wells Fargo scam latest in a string of infractions

Wells Fargo’s (WFC) $185 million hit in civil penalties for secretly opening millions of accounts without customers’ permission is just the latest regulatory black eye for the bank. Wells Fargo, the biggest U.S. bank by stock market value, Thursday agreed to pay $100 million in restitution to victims to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fund, as well as a $35 million penalty ...

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Samsung: Turn off, swap faulty Note 7 smartphones

Samsung is urging consumers to turn off Galaxy note 7 smartphones and exchange them for another device amid a handful of reports of a battery cell problem that caused the units to catch fire. “We are asking users to power down their Galaxy note 7 and exchange them now,” Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America said in a statement ...

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Seattle Seahawks #AllLivesMatter Protest Is an Act of Political Cowardice

The demonstration is an insult to Colin Kaepernick’s stand on police brutality. Are you ready for some football? Are you ready for some flag-waving solemn 15thanniversary of September 11th remembrances? Are you ready for some Colin Kaepernick-inspired Black Lives Matter demonstrations by NFL players? If not – too bad because you’re going to get all of those things when you ...

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