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the supreme court declined to hear the case of a man who was sentenced to death by a racist juror who wondered
The Supreme Court declined to hear the case of a man who was sentenced to death by a racist juror who “wondered if black people even have souls.”
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a las vegas police officer was arrested for using the n word recording a man s genitals running background che
A Las Vegas Police officer was arrested for using the n-word, recording a man's genitals, running background checks on dates and forcing a mentally ill man to twerk on videos she shared with friends.
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it seems like all of the 2020 democratic candidates are trying to prove how woke they are by acknowledging whi
It seems like all of the 2020 Democratic candidates are trying to prove how "woke" they are by acknowledging white privilege, talking about racism and making it rain reparations. But are all woke white people the same?
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the kaycee v collection is a growing cosmetics line that primarily consists of organic and or vegan lipsticks
#BlackOwnedBeauty : The KayCee V Collection is a growing cosmetics line that primarily consists of organic and/or vegan lipsticks and lip glosses.

This line also has your needs on lashes, men’s products, and eyeshadows on lock!https://t.co/RVdy2Papdl
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florida passed a bill that will require court fines fees and other financial obligations such as civil court j
Florida passed a bill that will require court fines, fees and other “financial obligations” such as civil court judgments be paid in full in order for voting rights to be fully restored: https://t.co/zZCXEdarGN
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rep devin nunes is in his feelings and thus has filed a 250 million lawsuit against twitter and parody twitter
Rep. Devin Nunes is in his feelings and thus has filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and parody Twitter accounts: https://t.co/qn3kWCCmch
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she was a woman who would go into an area where a black person had just been strung up amp started asking ques
"She was a woman who would go into an area where a black person had just been strung up & started asking questions. How many of us would have the courage to do that today?" - @nhannahjones

Nikole Hannah-Jones tells the story of her "spiritual grandmother," Ida B. Wells.
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mozambiques president filipe nyusi announced that more than 1000 people may have been killed by cyclone idai
Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi announced that more than 1,000 people may have been killed by Cyclone Idai: https://t.co/brAKWxD6u6
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wendy williams revealed that she has been focusing on sobriety and revealed that she has been living in a sobe
Wendy Williams revealed that she has been focusing on sobriety and revealed that she has been living in a sober house due to past issues with cocaine: https://t.co/eCLxKcMzgF
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it appears that the felony murder designation could be the next phase of the anti protest movement and advocat
It appears that the felony murder designation could be the next phase of the anti-protest movement, and advocates and activists would do well to stop, stall or slow this trend: https://t.co/OX097h9Byu

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this kid roasting his teacher for lying about christopher columbus is the greatest thing you ll read today
This kid roasting his teacher for lying about Christopher Columbus is the greatest thing you'll read today: https://t.co/uTOBMKggwQ
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flint mich has not had clean water for 1571 days flintwatercrisis
Flint, Mich. has not had clean water for 1,571 days: https://t.co/IxvSNy1VfH #FlintWaterCrisis
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today marks the 10 year anniversary of bernie mac s passing let s reflect on the life of a legend
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Bernie Mac's passing. Let's reflect on the life of a legend:
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should i pretend that didn t kneel claps back at people who tell her to leave politics out of sports
"Should I pretend that didn't kneel?"

claps back at people who tell her to leave politics out of sports.
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white dude who claimed a black guy stabbed him because of his haircut admits that he lied and stabbed himself
White dude who claimed a Black guy stabbed him because of his haircut admits that he lied and stabbed himself https://t.co/Wq3HOSiky6
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black teenager found not guilty of crime still sentenced to 7 years in prison
Black teenager found not guilty of crime, still sentenced to 7 years in prison https://t.co/ATuNCoFFm1
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three years ago a life was ended too soon when a cleveland officer shot amp killed tamirrice
Three years ago a life was ended too soon, when a Cleveland officer shot & killed #TamirRice.
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denzel washington on sustaining a 35 year marriage i do what i m told and keep my mouth shut
Denzel Washington on sustaining a 35-year marriage: 'I do what I'm told and keep my mouth shut!' https://t.co/iAuNoro4Uf
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a black male prostitute was found dead inside a wealthy democratic donor s home and the family is searching fo
A black male prostitute was found dead inside a wealthy Democratic donor's home and the family is searching for answers https://t.co/ogLAN6vCX2
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police refuse to release info on a biracial 8 year old boy who was hanged w a rope by one or more teens
Police refuse to release info on a biracial 8-year-old boy who was hanged w/ a rope by one or more teens: https://t.co/130iviAB5U
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