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Wisconsin shooting is not officer’s first

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Why I changed my mind on weed

By Dr. Sanjay Gupta Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called “Weed.” The title “Weed” may sound cavalier, but the content is not. I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman’s Biggest Defender: A Racist With a Criminal Past

By Mariah Blake In April 2012, two days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, he huddled with a fellow neighborhood watch volunteer, Frank Taaffe. According to Taaffe, who disclosed the meeting on Fox … Continue reading

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In America, You’re Still Your Skin Color

By Christopher A. Darden and Michele Noble When Juror B37 detailed to CNN’s Anderson Cooper how she and her fellow jurors came to their verdict, we, as a nation, had a myriad of reactions—some judicial, some moral, and some just plain … Continue reading

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Putting Casual Racism on Trial

By Aura Bogado During her now-infamous CNN appearance, Zimmerman case Juror B37 made clear that, in her opinion, most people would have reacted the way that George Zimmerman did the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. If she meant that a … Continue reading

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Black Journalists and Commentators Rip Limbaugh’s “Nigga” Claims

By Joe Strupp Rush Limbaugh’s claim that it’s acceptable for him to say “nigga” — with the “a” at the end — because some African-Americans have used that derivation of the racial slur drew strong criticism from several black journalists … Continue reading

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Limbaugh: After Jeantel’s Interview, “I Can Now” Say “‘Nigga’ With An A” Because “It’s Not Racist”

**Go to the site to hear the audio. Our use and misappropriation of the N-word must change. ~ SB** By Media Matters Staff LIMBAUGH: Stick with me. Keep your eyes on the radio. CNN informs us via Rachel Jeantel that Trayvon called Rachel … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

By Eyder Peralta By a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by Justice Department. The decision focuses on section … Continue reading

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Sean Combs’ ‘Revolt TV’ Signs Deal with Time Warner Cable

By C. Daniel Baker Revolt TV, the upcoming cable network led by Sean “P Diddy” Combs, has finalized a national carriage agreement with Time Warner Cable. Together with previously announced distribution, this will make Revolt one of the largest launches … Continue reading

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Soledad O’Brien Calls Out ‘White People’ Over ‘Black In America’ Series

Soledad O’Brien addressed criticism from “white people” about her documentaries about race in America in a new video. O’Brien has hosted five documentaries in CNN’s “Black In America” series. In a talk at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, she said … Continue reading

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