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Obama Speaks To Young African Leaders On New Climate Change Legislation & More News You Need To Know

Obama Speaks To Young African Leaders On His Climate Change Legislation

President Obama hosted a meeting today where he discussed his plans to address climate change at a summit of young Africans in a fellowship paying tribute to Nelson Mandela. 537 more words

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Sandy Still Speaks: How One Black Woman Is Claiming Her Story Even After Her Death

I have never seen an ordinary Black woman take mainstream media by storm in the way that Sandra Bland has.

Like so many of the other… 1,164 more words

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Chengdu & Emei Shan, China

On our first morning in Chengdu, we set out to do the main activity that we’d come to the city for: to visit the pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 2,369 more words

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#SamDuBose Killer Cop Out On Bail & More News You Need To Know

Ray Tensing Free After Posting 100k On Bail, Coddled While In Prison

Ray Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati cop, has been getting quite the special treatment in the proceedings over the death of Samuel DuBose. 1,024 more words

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How Much Do Black Lives Really Matter To Our White Friends?

“Sandra Bland.”

I said her name and it sat there in the air between us, met with nary a hint of recognition.

“Sandra Bland…?”

I was talking to one of my closest and most cherished friends in the world, and it became clear that almost two weeks after news of her inexplicable death broke, he was completely unaware of the incident. 1,521 more words

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Nigerian Army Frees Dozens Of Women & Children From Boko Haram

The ongoing clash between Nigeria‘s armed forces and the Islamist militants Boko Haram has been largely a one-sided affair with the terrorist group seemingly taking the upper hand. 397 more words

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Jamaica Will Hold Its First LGBT Pride Celebration In August

Jamaica is set to hold its first pride celebration next week. Security concerns prevent a parade, but organizers have planned a full week of events. This is monumental because Jamaica is a country that is known for extreme homophobia. 263 more words

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