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Texas Family Pursuing Civil Lawsuit In Pool Party Police Brutality Case

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Eric Casebolt, the former McKinney officer, involved in the Craig Ranch pool party incident with the teens has been cleared by a grand jury. — Tanya Eiserer (@tanyaeiserer) June 23, 2016 Last week a grand jury decided not to file charges against Eric Casebolt, the police...

On Jesse Williams and Biracial Blackness: Are Biracial People Even Black?

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Jesse Williams gave a thoughtful speech after receiving the BET Humanitarian Award about social justice and racial inequality, which was met by mostly applause from black people. However, many have been quick to point out that the actor/activist isn’t black, but biracial with a white...

NYC Teacher Depicts Herself as Hindu Goddess in School Mural, Sparking Outrage

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Rushell White, a principal at Junior High School 226 in Queens, New York, is under fire after putting a mural in her school that depicts her as a Hindu goddess, and her assistant principal as a man with a shrunken head. Students and administrators at the...

On Prince Ea & The Problem With Self-Help And Positive Psychology

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By now, almost everyone should be familiar with Prince Ea, the musician/poet/speaker who has amassed a very impressive following — over 3 million page likes on Facebook — by creating and posting motivational and inspirational content. Per his official FB page: “Prince Ea is devoted...

On Elementary-Age Black Children Suicide & Why We Need More Conversations on Mental Health

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“I’m either going to kill myself or someone is going to kill me,” was the last thing I told my mother before she finally decided to move from the neighborhood that had become my place of torment. Only 11-years-old and barely even in middle school,...

White News Anchor Says She Was Fired Because of Discrimination: ‘I Was Fired For Being A White Lady!’

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In March, Wendy Bell, a Pittsburgh news anchor wrote a Facebook post that she claimed was a heartfelt call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime epidemic in the U.S. Her TV station later fired her for that post. She’s fighting back with a discrimination...