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Meet the Police Officer Who Blew Up on Instagram Doing Good in His Community

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Officer Norman and kids in his Little Rock community By Ta-ning Connai  Officer Thomas Norman is clearly cut from a different cloth. Through his strategy for community policing (a mix of relatability, love, compassion and respect), he is changing the way many of us see law enforcement. He was doing good deeds behind the scenes in his hometown of Arkansas…

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This Valedictorian’s Principal Wouldn’t Let Him Give an Acceptance Speech, but the Mayor Did

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Jaisaan Lovett By Erickka Sy Savané You work harder than you’ve ever worked in your young life, staying home to study while your friends are out doing things that kids do, and it pays off. You become the first African American valedictorian of your high school school and it’s time to give an acceptance speech. Because you know it’s all…

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Looking at FOX’s History, Their Racist Viewpoints Started Before Fox News

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Fox News commentator Rachel Campos-Duffy  By Brenda Alexander White Hollywood is apparently enraged with their employer, 21st Century FOX, over FOX News coverage of #45’s controversial border policies, which over the past few weeks have held immigrant children separated from their families and detained in unfamiliar (and horrible) territory. If you’re not familiar with 21st Century FOX as a company,…

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Meet Naturally Glam Anti-Street Harassment Duo: Akira & Nalo

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Akira & Nalo By Jashima Wadehra Naturally Glam Bronx high school students, Akira Johnson and Nalo Turner attended the annual STOP STREET HARASSMENT rally in New York to speak out against harassment of individuals in the LGBTQIA (African American and East Asian) communities. These naturally glam teens completely fed our soul with their warmth, honesty and passion for making a…

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Finding A Way In Trump’s America Through MLK’s ‘Drum Major Instinct’

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Erickka Sy Savané via Essence.comWhen it became official that the Electoral College had voted for Donald Trump my stomach dropped. And it’s been dropping every day since. Unfortunately, no amount of protest has changed that. But during times like this, it’s the voices of the great leaders who have come before us that speak…

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Online Petitions Matter: Here’s 5 Examples That Made A Difference

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Photo of Sharanda Jones via CNN  By Nikki Igbo If you’ve ever signed an online petition then you probably receive at least two invitations a week to sign another one to stop, combat, protest, prevent, derail, support, fund, defund, rescue, remove, rebuild, renew and/or cancel one thing or another. You’ve also most likely forwarded an online petition. You may have…

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