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Corruption +Social Media

Corruption+ social media= a disaster waiting to happen. This past week millions of Twitter and YouTube users in Turkey were blocked from these social media sites.

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals: 1st Leg Roundup

UEFA Champions League Quarter-Finals: 1st Leg Roundup

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The most exciting and arguably the best club football competition returned this week. The UEFA Champions League quarter-finals were set to be memorable, because for the first time since the format change in 2003, all of the group stage champions qualified for this knockout round. All of the matches had the potential to be epic battles, but after this first leg,…

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Wealthy DuPont Heir Rapes Daughter But is Spared Jail

Wealthy DuPont Heir Rapes Daughter But is Spared Jail

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Richard H. Richard IV, the great-grandson of a chemical magnate living a 1.8 million dollar mansion, has been convicted of raping his now 11 year old daughter back in 2005. After pleading guilty to fourth degree rape of his daughter, he was initially assigned an eight year prison sentence in 2009. Details are only now resurfacing following a lawsuit by his…

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Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Bill is Our Worst History Repeating Itself

Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Bill is Our Worst History Repeating Itself

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On Thursday Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill many argue could facilitate discrimination against the LGBT community. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act today, which will protect the individual religious freedom of Mississippians of all faiths from government interference,” is the quote Gov. Phil…

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The Boondocks: Season 4 & More from Aaron McGruder?

The Boondocks: Season 4 & More from Aaron McGruder?

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Known for its illustrious roots as a comic strip and humorous satire as an animated television sitcom, “The Boondocks,” has provided viewers with an entertaining perspective on lifestyles, stereotypes, and social affairs since 1999 when it was first published in newspapers and more so in 2005, when it landed a spot on Cartoon Network‘s late night…

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What do Black people smell like?

What do Black people smell like?

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Image from www.telegraph.co.uk

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“You speak really good English.” “Your pretty…. For a Black girl.” “You’re only hear because you got one of those minority scholarships, right?” “ Why don’t you just use your womanhood(bottoms, boobs,etc) to get________________.” “ Your supposed to be strong, you’re a guy!” “ Do you wash your hair?” “It smells like Black people in here!!!” this one is a…

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The Social Media Revolution

The Social Media Revolution

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The advent of social media has served as one of the largest revolutions that have ever befallen human civilization. It has greatly changed the way we interact with others, how we can influence politics and how different societies can connect with one another like never before.

While social media has ushered new cultural norms such as selfies and hashtags, its…

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Sooner Over Later, There Will Be Another Revolution in Egypt

Sooner Over Later, There Will Be Another Revolution in Egypt

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Three years after widespread protests broke out in Tahrir Square, Egyptians are still subject to the whims of an increasingly totalitarian government.

As part of the Arab Spring uprising, citizens of Egypt took part in massive demonstrations in 2011 that resulted in the military ousting then President Hosni Mubarak.

His replacement, Mohammad Morsi, was soon subject to the…

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UEFA Champions League: Let There be Semi-finals

UEFA Champions League: Let There be Semi-finals

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The fact that all group stage “champions” made it to the quarter-finals definitely made them very memorable. After a balanced first leg with some solid wins and surprising draws, all has been resolved. Since we’re talking about the biggest club competition in the world, the resolution couldn’t happen without some very tense games and some…

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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Health Secretary

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Health Secretary

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Following criticism over the implementation of Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Instead, Obama is appointing Sylvia Matthew Burwell, currently Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

During her tenure, which started in 2009, Sebelius oversaw the poor start-up of the…

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