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MIKE BROWN’s Friend Tells His Story!! (VIDEO) #JusticeForMikeBrown via @lisafordblog

I can't write about somebody else's dead child as if I knew him, and as if my words are going to make a difference in the turmoil that MIKE BROWN's family is going through right now. So I'm posting this video, a first hand account, told by his friend, who witnessed Brown being gunned down for no reason by a Police officer. Mike Brown was eighteen years old, walking down a street in Ferguson, Missouri, from his apartment to his grandmother’s, at 2:15 on a bright Saturday afternoon. But a racist cop has an issue with that and killed him.
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Black Kid Depicted As A Lap Dog In New “Feed A Child” TV AD (VIDEO) SMH!!!

When I see pictures of starving children in the media, on the internet, etc, with their bones and ribs sticking out, I break down in tears every time. Photos like these devastate me, not only because it shows young children suffering, but it's a reminder of how inexplicable it is that we have these hungry kids and billionaires on the same planet at the same time. There should be enough food in this world to feed everybody. I will never understand this phenomenon, the epidemic of starvation. It's heartbreaking to say the least. To add insult to injury, this clown of a charity organization in South Africa called "Feed A Child" adds racism against these kids into the mix. They put out a video depicting a black child as a lap dog. It shows the little boy being given treats by a white woman as he rests his head on her lap. When he brings her a newspaper in bed, he is given another treat. What type of nonsense is this? Feed SA Director Candice Etberg has reportedly defended the ad, pointing out, "This is a great advert that highlights what is actually going on. The average dog does eat better than most children in this country." But I don't buy that bullsh*t.
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What Would You Do? Watch People’s Reaction To A Black Woman Insulting An Interracial Couple (VIDEO)

I'm chillin' on a Sunday evening, surfing the net, and I came across this video. I was really moved... EliteDaily writes, "ABC News performed a little experiment at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop for the hidden camera show “What Would You Do.” Utilizing three actors, the experiment was meant to show how average bystanders react to racism and verbal prejudice. Two of the actors are portrayed in a relationship with the man being black and the woman white. As the white woman enters the barber shop, the third actor, Rachael, a black woman, immediately begins insulting her with outwardly racist comments. After watching the video, it will be hard to deny that the results were more than inspiring. While some kept silent, there were three people in particular that spoke out against Rachael’s actions in their own way."
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MOUNTAIN DEW’s “Racist” Commercial ?? (Video) *UPDATED* – Tyler The Creator Responds

Mountain Dew arguably releases the most racist commercial in advertising history according to a new wave of people protesting thePepsiCo corporation. Protesters feel that this commercial feeding on the stereotypes that most criminals are black men wearing doo-rags their heads, while attacking white women. They believe that the commercial has nothing to do with selling sodas. That it's just a tool that a 'corporation' is using to peddle ignorance to their perceived targeted demographic. Rapper, Tyler The Creator, is the writer and producer behind the commercial. He is known for pushing boundaries. He's stated in an interview with billboard that he doesn't see things in the terms of race. He's just a rapper/comedian who likes to have fun.
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10 Important Things “DJANGO” Didn’t Teach You About Slavery

Republished from the article, [10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t Learn at ‘Django’] by colorlines, this list pretty much breaks down the institution of slavery in colonial America. But don't just take their word for it. If you're interested in this subject, I've listed books, that come highly recommended, at the end of the the post.
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PRESIDENT OBAMA Speaks At A Vigil In Newton, Connecticut For The Sandy Hook Deaths (VIDEO)

"I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. I can only hope that it helps for you to know that you are not alone in your grief...that our world too has been torn apart. That all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. " - President Obama - Speaking in Newton, Connecticut, at a vigil for families of the victims and other students from Sandy Hook Elementary after the massacre that left 20 children and 6 adults dead.
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Keep Off The Grass! The Drug Policy Alliance Director Discusses LEGAL WEED in Colorado & Washington (VIDEO)

Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann uses economic terms to break down the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's "Street Smart." Nadelmann states, "Why keep spending billions of dollars trying to prohibit the unprohibitable? That money saved, as well as taxes on legal marijuana, is money the states need for more important things."
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