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The World is Mourning Aylan Kurdi, But Do We Need to See People Suffering to Recognize Their Humanity?

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Pictures of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body have stunned the world. The toddler washed up on the shores of Turkey after his family’s unsuccessful attempt to migrate to Greece from their war-torn country. Aylan’s mother and older brother also perished during the journey, only his grieving father...

#Luister: This Video Exposes Blatant Racism At One of South Africa’s Best Universities

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Two decades after South Africa ended apartheid and voted Nelson Mandela into office, the country still struggles with race. While the country’s leadership looks like its majority-Black population, stark economic disparities exist. According to the country’s 2011 census, Black South Africans made 60,613 rand ($8,700...

21 Pictures That Prove Idris Elba Was Born to Play James Bond

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Listen Linda, we’re still a little salty about Anthony Horowitz, the newest author in the James Bond series, calling Idris Elba “too street” to play the smooth spy. According to Horowitz, Elba isn’t suave enough for the role. “Idris Elba is a terrific actor, but I can think of...

500 Days After the Chibok Girls Were Kidnapped by Boko Haram, They’re Still Missing

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It’s been 500 days since more than 276 Nigerian girls were abducted from a school in Chibok by militant group Boko Haram, and their families are still waiting on their return. Thursday, people took to the streets all across Nigeria to remember the kidnapped girls...

Machete-Wielding White Man Charges Black Woman While Yelling, ‘F–k Black Lives Matter’

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  When she moved from Alabama to Alameda County, California Dr. Nakieta Lankster never thought she’d be a victim of a hate crime, but that’s exactly what she said happened during the early morning hours of August 22. As she sat in front of her...

We Lost a Hero: Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Dies at 104

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Amelia Boynton Robinson, one of the chief architects of the historic Selma to Montgomery march and the push for voting rights in the South, passed away early Wednesday. She was 104. Boynton Robinson spent her life advocating for Black Americans. In 1933, she co-founded the Dallas County...