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Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million To Museum of African-American History

Michael Jordan was long considered to be silent on issues affecting the black community while profiting off of their support of his brand. It appears that’s an image Jordan is trying to move away from, after penning a letter about gun violence and announcing investments in two separate organizations. Now, he’s taking his commitment even further by donating $5 million to the Museum of African-American History and Culture.

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Illinois Driving Students Required To Learn How To Be Stopped By Police

A new law was passed in Illinois to make it mandatory that driving classes teach students what to do if they’re pulled over by police. Because we all know that when these situations escalate, it’s almost always the civilians fault, right?

According to ABC 7 Chicago, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the law into effect this past week and it’s meant to keep teens from panicking and raising red flags if they’re ever stopped by police. 

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Leslie Jones’ Olympic Commentary Got Her An Invite To Rio and a Job

Leslie Jones has had a polarizing couple of weeks. Not too long ago, she was the target of an entire hate campaign where countless trolls attacked her for a long list of bogus reasons. Luckily for us, she didn’t leave Twitter after all because we’ve been blessed with her hilarious, animated commentary on the 2016 Rio Olympics from her living room. 

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Dr. Barbara Ransby on the GenForward Survey: Young People Are Ready For A Third Party

By: Dr. Barbara Ransby

According to last week’s GenForward survey by political scientist, Cathy Cohen’s Black Youth Project, based at the University of Chicago, young people across the board, dissatisfied with both the Democrats and the Republicans, are eager for a fundamental political change. That is the good news.

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Marc Lamont Hill Is Voting Green, Has ‘Very Little Trust’ In Democratic Party

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill has been rising in prominence over the past few years. He is a Distinguished Professor at Morehouse College and a recent New York Times Bestselling author of the book Nobody. Now, the Vh1 and BET TV show host has shared his electoral plans for November with 105.1’s The Breakfast Club team – Charlamagne The God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee.

Spoiler alert: They aren’t good for Hillary Clinton or the Democratic Party.

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BlacQurl Fosters Space for Black Women Creatives & Critics

For black women interested in art, the opportunity to speak with like-minded peers can be few and far between. The lack of space for black women in the art world compelled Jovonna Jones and Samantha Scott to create BlacQurl, an online magazine and platform for black women and femme writers, creatives, and critics.

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Neighbor Charged With Burning Down Black Firefighter’s Home

Kenneth Walker is the only black volunteer firefighter in the North Tonawanda Fire Department. One day, he received a letter threatening that he should resign from the position, because he didn’t belong, or he would “regret it.” His house was later burned down, as well as all of his family’s belonging. Fortunately, none of them were injured.