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President Obama and the First Lady Meet Families of San Bernadino Victims

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Now becoming a well-known trend of his presidency, Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama privately met with the families of the victims of another deadly terror attack as they made their way to San Bernadino Friday evening [December 18, 2015]. Despite the pain and the heartache that they’re feeling, they could not have been more […]

School Shuts Down In a Virginia County Over Islam Homework

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When Cheryl LaPorte handed out a textbook assignment in her World Geography class at Riverheads High School, she could not have predicted what happened next. During a lesson on world religions, students were instructed to copy the shahada, serving as a classic example of calligraphy. The assignment read: Here is the shahada, the Islamic statement […]

Donald Trump Responds to Antonin Scalia’s Comments on Black Students

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Donald Trump offered up some remarks on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s comments during a hearing on affirmative action. While questioning the attorney for the University of Texas as to why race is factor in their admissions process, Scalia suggested African-Americans belong in lesser colleges. “There are those who contend it does not benefit African-Americans […]

Ben Carson Issues Threat To Republicans: “I’m Out Of Here”

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Last week, it was reported top officials of the Republican Party met to discuss a strategy in the event Donald Trump hails victorious in the primaries. Now, candidate Ben Carson has joined Trump in the assurance of his own departure from the Republican Party, moving forward. The strategy in question is the proposal of a […]

Attorney Says Former Police Officer Carefully Selected His Rape Victims

Last week, the nation got wind of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw’s verdict after being charged with sexually assaulting 13 African-American women while on duty. Holtzclaw, a man of white and Asian heritage, would be found guilty on 18 of 36 counts, including four counts of first-degree rape. On Friday [December 11, 2015] attorney […]

Police Shoot, Kill Walmart Gunman in Pennsylvania

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Late Saturday night [December 12, 2015], a man armed with two handguns and a rifle was shot and killed by police after entering and threatening the customers of the East Stroudburg Walmart in Pennsylvania. Witnesses say that a white male entered the store at approximately 10:11 p.m. while wielding his guns and an additional assault […]

This Houston Company Is Giving Its Employees $100,000 Holiday Bonuses

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Headed by Jeffery Hildebrand, Hilcorp Energy is one of the nation’s largest privately held oil companies. After achieving a five-year sales goal, its 1,381 employees have received much more than a ‘congratulations’ and a pat on the back. CEO/President Hildebrand announced that all employees, no matter what their position, would receive a $100,000 bonus: a […]

Cricket Star Accused of Abusing His 11-Year-Old Maid

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Mahfuza Akhter is the former live-in maid for Bangledeshi cricket star Shahadat Hossain and his wife, Nritto Shahadat. The 11-year-old girl, affectionately known as “Happy,” was found bruised in the streets of Dhaka with claims of abuse by Hossain and his wife. “They used to beat me with sticks, kitchen utensils, punch me, and scratch […]

Muhammad Ali Responds To Donald Trump’s Proposed Ban On Muslims

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On Wednesday [December 9, 2015], champion boxer and devout Muslim Muhammad Ali issued a statement addressing the perception of Islam in recent times. The former heavyweight champion of the world specifically had a response to presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States. “I am a Muslim and […]

Readers Vote Bernie Sanders As TIME “Person Of The Year”

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Although he still trails behind Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic seat in the presidential election, Bernie Sanders‘ influence is ever-present and growing. Despite not making the official cut for TIME Magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’, the readers’ poll clearly demonstrated the Vermont senator’s favor among the people as he received the top-spot […]

The First Freddie Gray Trial Begins A Full Week of Testimony

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Today [Monday, December 7] marks the first day of a full week of testimony for the first of six trials surrounding the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, a 25-year old resident of Baltimore, was arrested after attempting to flee police and possessing a knife. He would die a week later from severe spinal cord injuries […]

Here’s Why Millennials Should Be Calling Atlanta Home

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It’s no doubt that some of the first things to pop into your head when you think of Atlanta are Hip-Hop and “housewives,” and with good reason. But don’t be fooled, the city many have dubbed the “Capital of the South” has more creative offerings than it knows what to do with. As cultural realms […]