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#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

by Sameer Rao on Jul 2, 2015 1:10PM

Today marks 51 years since the historic act's passing. 

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Top 10 #AskBobby Twitter Questions

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 2015 4:15PM

Rank this alongside #AskThicke and #TellingItLikeItIs as one of the worst Twitter PR stunts ever. 

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Half of the Recent Southern Black Church Fires Are Being Investigated as Arson

by Sameer Rao on Jun 30, 2015 4:42PM

Last week's run of six black church fires across five Southern states is a grim echo in wake of the Charleston massacre. 

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NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 30, 2015 3:50PM

NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump on The Apprentice franchice, and drops Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from its lineup.

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Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders for Prez

by Sameer Rao on Jun 30, 2015 3:42PM

The prolific rapper and activist says he supports Senator Sanders' presidential primary run because he defended the Voting Rights Act. 

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SCOTUS Upholds Citizens' Right to Define Own Voting Districts, Prevent Gerrymandering

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 29, 2015 3:36PM

The Supreme Court ruled that citizens have power to define their own voting districts, independent of partisan politicians.

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Reggaeton Star J Balvin Cancels 'Miss USA' Performance Over Donald Trump's Racist Remarks

by Sameer Rao on Jun 25, 2015 5:15PM

The Colombian singer showed solidarity with other Latinos over the xenophobic and racist remarks of Trump, who owns the Miss Universe Organization. 

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Edwidge Danticat and Junot Díaz Protest Dominican Republic Expulsions

by on Jun 25, 2015 4:25PM

Danticat, who is from Haiti, and Diaz, who is from the Dominican Republic, joined forces to condemn the D.R.'s ongoing expulsion of natives and residents who can't prove that they have at least one parent with "Dominican blood."

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South Carolina State Rep Says AME Victims 'Waited Their Turn to be Shot,' Defends Confederate Flag

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 24, 2015 12:03PM

South Carolina state representative Bill Chumley says Charleston massacre victims should have been able to take on "one skinny person shooting a gun" and that the Confederate flag should remain on the statehouse. Meanwhile, Alabama quietly removed the flag from their capitol this morning.

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VIDEO: Jessica Williams Hires 'Helper Whitey' During 'Daily Show' Flag Bit

by Sameer Rao on Jun 24, 2015 11:35AM

Because hey, white people listen to white people more.  

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