Former KKK Member Allowed On Historically Black University Campus Amid Protests

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Photo via Flickr Students at Dillard University protested former KKK leader David Duke’s appearance at a senatorial debate held on the historically black campus in New Orleans Wednesday night. Police responded by pepper spraying the protesters and arresting six, one of them a student, for blocking traffic. The protests were led by Socially Engaged Dillard University Students. When their formal …

FBI Reopens Clinton Email Investigation

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Photo via Flickr Emails found on the computer of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, have led to the reopening of Clinton’s FBI investigation. The investigation will likely exceed the November 8th election due to extensive FBI policies necessary to determine if any emails contained classified information. Since FBI director James Comey initially disclosed news …

Philadelphia 76ers Cancel Sevyn’s National Anthem Performance Due To “We Matter” Jersey

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Singer Sevyn Streeter, who was scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, was denied the chance to perform because she was wearing a jersey with the words “We Matter” on the front. “We Matter” is a reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, and reflects the struggles many …

President Obama To Be First Active President to Visit Hiroshima Since Bombings

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Photo via Tama Yuri via Flickr President Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan. The White House has said the United States does not owe Japan a formal apology for using the atomic bomb in August 1945, instead, will serve as a reminder the terrible …

California Drought Rules May Soon Be Eased

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Photo by Ray Bouknight via Flickr On May 9th, California state regulators recommended changes in emergency drought rules that will allow communities to either ease or even drop mandatory conservation targets that have been in effect for much of the past year. Local areas will set their conservation targets based on their ability to meet demand if there are three …

The Late and Great: Why Does Losing A Black Entertainment Legend Hit Us So Hard?

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Photo by Ann Althouse via Flickr On April 21, 2016, the world lost yet another music icon, Prince Rodgers Nelson. While people  around the world recognized the loss of a true legend, the African American community felt it as the lost of a treasured brother. Over the past 7 years, we have lost so many of our talented artists and …