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Voting For Inclusivity: The Ongoing Fight For Black Education

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Photo via Flickr The Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that every citizen has the right to primary and secondary level education, regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality. Although higher education is not funded by the federal government, the government is responsible for creating policy framework and administering appropriate oversight. Therefore, university and college admission should be determined by merit, …

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The Discrimination of Black Women in Online Dating

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I joined Tinder a few weeks after my first heartbreak. I had always regarded online dating as romance’s modern day horror show: ego, debauchery, and desperation. But after binge-watching Californication on my ex-boyfriend’s Netflix account I decided I needed connection. I figured if I swiped cautiously I could find a respectful yet passionate boy to go to music shows with. …

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Photo by Geralt via Pixabay We all know what trolling is. It’s when anonymous people on the internet, most of whom seem to be profoundly unhappy, post negative, unhelpful comments on forums and comments sections of websites. Often, they are so nonsensical and persistent that one can only assume their sole purpose in perusing the internet is to upset people. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Marvel Announces Cast of Upcoming Black Panther Film

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Photo by  Bryan Ward via Flickr Following the widely successful release of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has begun to announce the cast of the upcoming Black Panther movie. Black Panther, a character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, is a superhero with enhanced strength, endurance , and reflexes. According to the comics, he is part of the royal …

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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 …