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Gun Violence Statistics Show The Risks Of Being A Black Kid In America

Gun Violence Statistics Show The Risks Of Being A Black Kid In America

Recently, the mother of Trayvon Martin – Sybrina Fulton – reached out to slain black teen Michael Brown’s family. In her letter, which was published by TIME, Fulton addressed America’s gun violence problem. Fulton wrote: “I will support you and your efforts to seek justice for your Michael and the […]

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MMA Fighter Who Brutally Beat His Ex: Men’s Oppression Is ‘Worse Than Slavery’

MMA Fighter Who Brutally Beat His Ex: Men’s Oppression Is ‘Worse Than Slavery’

MMA fighter War Machine, originally known as Jon Koppenhaver, was arrested on Saturday for brutally assaulting porn actress Christy Mack, his ex-girlfriend, and reality TV personality Corey Thomas. The attack happened on Friday morning, when War Machine broke into Mack’s house and found her sleeping in bed with Thomas. After punching and choking […]

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What Happens When Tourists See ‘Dead’ Black Body In Philly Park: Life Goes On

What Happens When Tourists See ‘Dead’ Black Body In Philly Park: Life Goes On

Over the weekend, 27-year-old black artist and Philly native Keith Wallace staged a silent protest in Philadelphia’s Love Park to make a statement about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Wallace draped caution tape around the park’s famous “LOVE” statue and laid down on the ground in front of the […]

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“Neither Of Their Deaths Shall Be In Vain”: Trayvon Martin’s Mother Writes Letter To Michael Brown’s Family

“Neither Of Their Deaths Shall Be In Vain”: Trayvon Martin’s Mother Writes Letter To Michael Brown’s Family

Losing a child is devastating to any parent. Losing your child under racially charged and unjust circumstances is even more heartbreaking. On Monday night, Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, consoled Michael Brown’s grieving parents. In 2012, Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, who testified that the unarmed black […]

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Fox News Contributor Defends Cop Who Shot Michael Brown In The Head: ‘Bullets Go That Way’ (VIDEO)

Fox News Contributor Defends Cop Who Shot Michael Brown In The Head: ‘Bullets Go That Way’ (VIDEO)

Recently, Fox News contributor Bo Dietl defended the police officer responsible for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. Dietl dismissed the seriousness of Brown being shot in the head, simply by saying, “bullets go that way.” Dietl’s comments were made during a ‘Fox and Friends’ segment focused on the subject […]

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Man Threatens Black Kids Over Being Too Rowdy: “I Have A Bullet With Your Name On It”

Man Threatens Black Kids Over Being Too Rowdy: “I Have A Bullet With Your Name On It”

Last week, a man in Georgia was arrested for using a gun to threaten rowdy children waiting at a bus stop. According to the group of Chatham County middle and high school students, a man identified as 28-year-old Jason Zimmerman approached the students because they were making too much noise. […]

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Palestinian Photojournalist: The People In Gaza Are “Dying To Live”

Palestinian Photojournalist: The People In Gaza Are “Dying To Live”

With the death toll in Gaza rising above 2,000, its devastating to discover that over 1,300 of these deaths are innocent Palestinian civilians – a good portion of which are women and children. Hamde Abu Rahma, an award-winning Palestinian photojournalist in West Bank, has been documenting the situation in Gaza. […]

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Dutchman Who Saved Jews During Holocaust Returns Medal After His Family Is “Murdered” In Gaza

Dutchman Who Saved Jews During Holocaust Returns Medal After His Family Is “Murdered” In Gaza

In 2011, Dutchman Henk Zanoli was given the “Righteous Among the Nations” Medal by Israel because he and his mother helped hide a Jewish child from the Nazis for two years in their home. The “Righteous Among the Nations” honor is awarded to non-Jews who selflessly put their own lives […]

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Politicians Slam Police Force Following Michael Brown Shooting

Politicians Slam Police Force Following Michael Brown Shooting

People throughout the nation were stunned, shocked and infuriated by the fatal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, a black teen, by a Ferguson police officer. People reacted by participating in protests, and expressing themselves over social media, demanding justice and verbalizing their disgust. As tensions heightened as police and protestors […]

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Facebook Makes Startling $10K Donation To Anti-Gay Marriage Politician

Facebook Makes Startling $10K Donation To Anti-Gay Marriage Politician

A recent donation by social media giant Facebook could have you feeling differently about the company. In May, the social network donated $10,000 to the re-election campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes – a lawyer that has become well-known for opposing a court ruling that would legalize gay marriage […]

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Fox News Accuses Rioting Ferguson Protesters Of “Forgetting MLK’s Message” (VIDEO)

Fox News Accuses Rioting Ferguson Protesters Of “Forgetting MLK’s Message” (VIDEO)

When Fox News ran their Fox & Friends segment Thursday morning, viewers were appalled to learn that the program, which covered the protests following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, criticized the protesters more than the heavily-armed police. The title text used in the segment read “Forgetting MLK’s Message, […]

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Republican Against Raising Minimum Wage Is Upset His Salary Hasn’t Increased

Republican Against Raising Minimum Wage Is Upset His Salary Hasn’t Increased

Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) is currently resisting a pay cut for Congress members that would decrease their already frozen salary. When State Sen. Brad Ashford – Terry’s Democratic opponent – proposed a 10% cut in salary on Monday, Terry said: “What he’s not telling you is that Congress hasn’t had a cost of living increase […]

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Republican Candidate Responsible For 2014’s Most Racist Campaign Mailer

Republican Candidate Responsible For 2014’s Most Racist Campaign Mailer

Anchorage, Alaska residents got quite the surprise when they received their mail this week. What they saw could quite possibly be regarded as the most racist campaign material of the year. The mailer is the work of Republican primary Senate candidate Joe Miller, who approved the use of images depicting heavily tattooed […]

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Minorities Beware: Republican Congressman Candidate Wants To End MLK Day, Equal Pay And LGBT Rights

Minorities Beware: Republican Congressman Candidate Wants To End MLK Day, Equal Pay And LGBT Rights

On Tuesday, State Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) just slid by in Wisconsin’s sixth congressional district Republican party with 215 more votes than his opponent. In November, Grothman will run to succeed Wisconsin’s Tom Petri, going against Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris (D). Is he right for the job? If you’re […]

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The 15 Most Horrible Conservative Comments About Robin Williams’ Death On Social Media

The 15 Most Horrible Conservative Comments About Robin Williams’ Death On Social Media

By now, everyone’s heard the news that actor Robin Williams has died after suffering many years of depression. The news came as a shock to all. While most have been expressing their grief through touching tributes and sympathetic tweets in memory of the comedian, the passing of the famous actor seems […]

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GOP And Fox News React To Robin Williams’ Death The Only Way They Know How (VIDEO & IMAGES)

GOP And Fox News React To Robin Williams’ Death The Only Way They Know How (VIDEO & IMAGES)

While most of us are recovering from the devastating news that actor Robin Williams has died, some have taken it upon themselves to make insensitive, accusatory comments or use the actor’s death for their own benefit. Who are they? Fox News host Shepard Smith and Minnesota GOP official Chris Fields. At […]

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KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Tells Immigrants To ‘Learn Goddamn English’ (VIDEO)

KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Tells Immigrants To ‘Learn Goddamn English’ (VIDEO)

Fifty-six years ago, KISS frontman Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz) and his mother left Israel for the United States. Simmons was only eight years old then, and in the decades since his arrival in the U.S., he’s become a cultural icon and solidified his place in music history with the band […]

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Customer At McDonald’s Finds Nazi Swastika Burned Onto Sandwich Bun

Customer At McDonald’s Finds Nazi Swastika Burned Onto Sandwich Bun

A routine trip to a Morehead City, North Carolina McDonald’s drive-through resulted in shock and disgust when customer Charleigh Matice discovered that a swastika symbol had been burned onto the bun of her chicken sandwich. In a WCTI 12 news report, Matice said: “Is this a joke? Does somebody really think […]

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Women Must Prove Virginity Or Get Pap Smears In Order To Teach In Brazil

Women Must Prove Virginity Or Get Pap Smears In Order To Teach In Brazil

The São Paulo department of education’s standards for women are blatantly sexist and unconstitutional. Under a state health standard, all teachers applying for jobs are required to undergo physical examinations. For men, this means prostate exams – only if they’re over 40 years old. For all women, this means invasive gynecological […]

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Christians Respond To AL Atheist On Facebook With Death Threats: ‘Burn In Hell’

Recently, a question posted on the Alabama television station WKRG Facebook page received several hateful responses – from Christians. WKRG asked its followers what they thought of a woman who wanted to see a privately-funded atheist display. WKRG wrote: “FACEBOOK QUESTION: What are your thoughts on a local woman who wants to see an […]

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