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HLN: Cure to Affluenza is bitter pill to swallow

As a kid, the first time you heard someone say, “Life isn’t fair,” was probably right after something really unfair just happened. Everyone acknowledges that it’s not fair, but no one want to do anything about it, almost like it’s a disease that nobody wants to acknowledge or admit to having. 837 more words

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HLN: New Stand Your Ground bill a step back

Most Americans had no idea what “Stand Your Ground” laws were before the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn trials.

The average person who’s never been the victim of a crime, never feared for their life and doesn’t carry a weapon (that’s the majority of Americans) had no clue that there are  776 more words

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The Source: From Lisa to Beyonce’ to Annie and Quevenzhane: The Battle over Black Women’s Names

Last week the first trailer was released for the “Annie” remake with Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and starring 10 year old Superstar Quevenzhane Wallis. As is to be expected crazy racists soon got online screaming that the remake was a bad idea, why did it have to be with black folks etc. 1,545 more words

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HLN: George Zimmerman, The Next O.J. Simpson

“If you were wrongly accused of murder and found not guilty, how would you live the rest of your life, particularly if everyone in the world still believed you were the murderer?” 782 more words

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The Source: Game of Thrones Getting the Rap Treatment from Wale, Common and Daddy Yankee

On Friday HBO will release a mix-tape featuring 10 Hip-Hop and Latin Music artists to promote the Season 4 premiere of their hit show “Game of Thrones”.   453 more words

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The Source: This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: #BlackTwitter Reacts to Lupita Nyong’o

On Sunday March 2nd, an organization of mostly older white wealthy men gave out awards to people for acting in films that the vast majority of Americans did not see. 988 more words

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The Source: Cartel Boss “El Chapo” has been arrested and Mexican Gangsta Rap has lost it’s Muse

Where would country music be without Jesse James? Without Scarface, the Godfather or Frank White who would Biggie have rapped about? What drove Eminem, Jay-Z and Beyonce and even Tupac to all cut tracks entitled “Bonny & Clyde’? 1,244 more words

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