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Competition-winning 4th grade robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'

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A group of black and Latino fourth graders from Pleasant Run Elementary in Indianapolis won a regional robotics challenge — and were in turn taunted by lesser-ranked competitors and their parents with cries of "go back to Mexico!" The five-person Pleasant Run PantherBots,

Harvard Law Review Selects Black Woman To Head Publication

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Nearly three decades after Barack Obama made history and became president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review, Susan Estrich, was recently elected to the post and made history.

Black and female, ImeIme (pronounced “Ah-MAY-may”) Umana, 24, is the daughter of Nigerian imm

Ben Carson faces backlash after referring to slaves as 'immigrants'

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Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is facing backlash for referring to slaves as "immigrants," reports USA Today.

The retired neurosurgeon made the controversial comment during a speech to agency employees on Monday.

In a deof t

Father of slain soldier who criticized Trump says travel rights reviewed

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The father of an American soldier killed in Iraq who came under criticism last year from then-candidate Donald Trump said he has canceled a speaking engagement in Toronto after being notified that his U.S. travel privileges were under review.

Khizr Khan, an American citiz

Morehouse College President Says Visit With Trump Was ‘Troubling’

President Donald Trump met on Monday with more than 60 presidents from historically black colleges and universities to discuss his February 28 executive order and the overall needs of black schools. Given Trump’s controversial relationship with black people, many social me

Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador twice, despite denials: reports

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign despite earlier denials, according to news reports Wednesday night. Before his confirmation, Sessions told senators he had no conversations wit

Oscars make history with most black winners ever

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Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis just capped a landmark year for diversity in the awards race.

Both performers took their first Oscar trophies in the supporting categories Sunday, marking the first time since the 2007 ceremony that more than one black actor has won a compet

Competition-winning 4th grade robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'

Competition-winning 4th grade robotics team told to 'go back to Mexico'

A group of black and Latino fourth graders from Pleasant Run Elementary in Indianapolis won a regional robotics challenge — and were in turn taunted by lesser-ranked competitors and their parents with cries of "go back to Mexico!" The five-person Pleasant Run PantherBots, three of whom are Latino and two of whom were black, became the target of the racist bullying at both a school auditorium and parking lot at the Plainfield, Indiana, competition, the Indianapolis Star reported. The team...

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Harvard Law Review Selects Black Woman To Head Publication

Harvard Law Review Selects Black Woman To Head Publication

Nearly three decades after Barack Obama made history and became president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review, Susan Estrich, was recently elected to the post and made history. Black and female, ImeIme (pronounced “Ah-MAY-may”) Umana, 24, is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. She was elected on Jan. 29 by the review’s 92 student editors as the president of its 131st volume, according to news reports.But she is not the first female, Hispanic, Asian American,  openly gay,...

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Ben Carson faces backlash after referring to slaves as 'immigrants'

Ben Carson faces backlash after referring to slaves as 'immigrants'

Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is facing backlash for referring to slaves as "immigrants," reports USA Today. The retired neurosurgeon made the controversial comment during a speech to agency employees on Monday. In a video of the talk, which was posted to HUD's Facebook page, he starts off by saying, "One of the things that you will notice in this department under my leadership is that there will be a very big emphasis on fairness...

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Father of slain soldier who criticized Trump says travel rights reviewed

Father of slain soldier who criticized Trump says travel rights reviewed

The father of an American soldier killed in Iraq who came under criticism last year from then-candidate Donald Trump said he has canceled a speaking engagement in Toronto after being notified that his U.S. travel privileges were under review. Khizr Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, had planned to speak at a luncheon in Toronto on Tuesday in a discussion about President Trump's administration, according to Ramsay Talks, a speaker series based in Toronto hosted...

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Morehouse College President Says Visit With Trump Was ‘Troubling’

Morehouse College President Says Visit With Trump Was ‘Troubling’

President Donald Trump met on Monday with more than 60 presidents from historically black colleges and universities to discuss his February 28 executive order and the overall needs of black schools. Given Trump’s controversial relationship with black people, many social media users suspected the meeting was a fruitless photo-op. It seems they were correct. Morehouse College President John Wilson, Jr. alluded to this in a statement to the university on Thursday. Wilson said he initially had “high hopes,” mainly regarding funding, about...

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Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador twice, despite denials: reports

Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador twice, despite denials: reports

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign despite earlier denials, according to news reports Wednesday night. Before his confirmation, Sessions told senators he had no conversations with anyone in the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after Trump’s November victory. The Washington Post said Sessions, then a senator and foreign-policy adviser to Trump’s campaign, spoke twice with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, with one...

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Oscars make history with most black winners ever

Oscars make history with most black winners ever

Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis just capped a landmark year for diversity in the awards race. Both performers took their first Oscar trophies in the supporting categories Sunday, marking the first time since the 2007 ceremony that more than one black actor has won a competitive Academy Award on the same night; Mahershala Ali triumphed for his work in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, while Davis nabbed her first Oscar for her co-starring turn as Rose Maxson in Denzel...

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Mischievous Irish boy gets trapped in cl…

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Mischievous Irish boy gets trapped in claw-machine arcade game

An Irish toddler got stuck in an arcade machine after crawling inside to get a toy, the Irish Times reports.... Read more

Biden mocks Trump's allegation that Obam…

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Biden mocks Trump's allegation that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

Former vice president Joe Biden talks to reporters outside the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2017, after a news conference on the Affordable Care Act.... Read more

Top takeaways from Day 3 of Neil Gorsuch…

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Top takeaways from Day 3 of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 22, 2017. (Photo: Jack Gruber, USA TODAY) WASHINGTON — Senators judging the... Read more

Trump briefed on London attack, calls it…

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Trump briefed on London attack, calls it 'big news'

As President Trump walked into a meeting on health care, he noted he was briefed on what British police are calling a "terror incident" near... Read more

Other News

Who’s the Gorgeous Black Woman Sitting B…

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T he first best thing so far during Neil Gorsuch ’s Supreme Court nomination hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee was Sen.  Al Franken ’s... Read more

Howard University Faculty Call For Presi…

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Howard University Faculty Call For President’s Dismissal In Blistering Open-Letter

H oward University faculty and administrators released a scathing letter last week calling for the ouster of HU president Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick , saying... Read more

Trevor Noah Said This In Response To Tom…

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Trevor Noah Said This In Response To Tomi Lahren’s Suspension From ‘The Blaze’

T revor Noah defended popular conservative host Tomi Lahren on Tuesday, after her employer, “The Blaze,” handed down a temporary suspension for pro-choice comments she made... Read more

Entertainment News

Kristi Yamaguchi Tells Nancy Kerrigan to…

22-03-2017

Kristi Yamaguchi Tells Nancy Kerrigan to Break a Leg on Dancing With the Stars and the Reactions Are Savage

It's the thought that counts, right? Shortly before Nancy Kerrigan made her debut on Dancing With the Stars, one fellow Olympic athlete decided to send their well wishes on social...... Read more

Kim Kardashian Gets a Flashback to Paris…

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Kim Kardashian Gets a Flashback to Paris Robbery After Kanye West Comes Home Late in KUWTK Sneak Peek

Kim Kardashian is still recovering from her traumatic experience. In this clip from Sunday's all-new episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the 36-year-old entrepreneur tells...... Read more

Watch Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Reunite W…

22-03-2017

Watch Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Reunite With Her Estranged Mom in Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars: Family Edition Trailer

If you thought Marriage Boot Camp was intense, please let us direct you to Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. And then if you think that's as intense as it gets,... Read more

Not Even the Pope Can Resist Loving This…

22-03-2017

Not Even the Pope Can Resist Loving This Little Girl Who Tried to Steal His Hat

Cool Pope strikes again! A sneaky little girl has taken the internet (and the Vatican) by storm after she attempted to snatch Pope Francis' hat right off the top of his... Read more

Sports News

Gruff but lovable Dallas Green dies at 8…

22-03-2017

Gruff but lovable Dallas Green dies at 82 (Yahoo Sports)

He screamed and yelled and cussed. He also won a World Series title as one of the last of the old-school, hard-line managers.... Read more

NFL making big changes to commercial bre…

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NFL making big changes to commercial breaks (Yahoo Sports)

The league announces plans to implement changes to reduce the number of "unnecessary disruptions to the game."... Read more

Scout's honor: Krause big part of hoops …

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Scout's honor: Krause big part of hoops history (Yahoo Sports)

A brilliant scout and the architect of the Chicago Bulls' dynasty, Jerry Krause didn't get the chance to cherish the honor he so richly deserved... Read more

Meet the man who has 47 of 48 correct pi…

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Meet the man who has 47 of 48 correct picks so far (Yahoo Sports)

When it came time to make his NCAA tournament picks for his wife’s office pool, Jeff Goodman delivered.... Read more

Business News

NFL pledges to cut down on commercial br…

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NFL pledges to cut down on commercial breaks to speed up games

The NFL made headlines last year for poor ratings during the regular season.... Read more

Deductibles would likely rise under GOP …

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Deductibles would likely rise under GOP health care bill

Republican leaders have repeatedly blasted Obamacare for having sky-high deductibles that leave consumers unable to afford a doctor's visit.... Read more

Judge orders Exxon to hand over document…

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Judge orders Exxon to hand over documents related to climate change

A judge said on Wednesday that Exxon Mobil must turn over documents to a New York prosecutor probing whether the company lied to the public... Read more

Google Maps solves the nagging 'What's y…

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Google Maps solves the nagging 'What's your ETA?' problem

"Where are you?" "What's your ETA?" "When will you be here?"... Read more

Political News

Democrats weigh deal to let Gorsuch thro…

22-03-2017

A group of Senate Democrats is beginning to explore trying to extract concessions from Republicans in return for allowing Supreme... Read more

Will Preet Run?

22-03-2017

It was pitch-perfect political theater, the kind that politicians pay public relations firms millions of dollars to orchestrate: Preet Bharara,... Read more

Schiff questions if Nunes is acting as ‘…

22-03-2017

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, questioned on Wednesday whether the panel’s Republican chairman, Devin... Read more

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