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UPDATE ON 3/30/15:  Thank you all for supporting this effort. Since posting this, the response has been (unsurprisingly) overwhelmingly positive. Many have offered to donate their tickets for this ...
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“On behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation.”
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Seneca Village began in 1825 with the purchase of land by a trustee of AME Zion Church. Following his purchase, this African-American community grew steadily and was later supplemented by Irish immigrants moving to the area. Both populations were marginalized and faced similar discrimination throughout the city. Remarkably, despite their ...
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My interest in historical black communities in the US started with reading about Zora Neale Hurston and her writing about Eatonville FL. 
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A local Alabama citizen on "Redneck News" reports on how same-sex marriage has impacted his county.
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I was hoping he would have stumbled across 2 guys making out in his house.

This made my day. 
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A Tribute To Rev. CT Vivian As He Took On Sheriff Jim Clark PimpPreacher.com New Orleans Bureau 07/03/2014 - Repost by demand 10/10/2014 I never thought I would say the words I am about to utter, but the sad reality is becoming too obvious to ignore. Black Preachers need another visitation from you Mr. Jim Crow. Not only do they need you, but in so many ways I believe you made the Black Preacher a better Preacher. Hear me out Mr. Crow...
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But can we talk about why this student needs to hold his glasses together with a pin?  Can we talk about how ashamed that student must have felt or the lengths the school safety agents went to shame that student?  
The student was told by safety agents that a pin holding his broken glasses together was a safety risk.
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+kat a - I don't have a problem with his age either.  I'm going to guess that a 19-year-old high school student with broken glasses attending a school with metal detectors and security agents is struggling with more hurdles than I can possibly imagine.  
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I'm from every continent in Africa.

Let that sink in.  
Raven-Symoné is setting the record straight on why she doesn't want to be called African-American. Last year the Cosby Show and That So Raven alum nearly broke the internet (sorry Kim) when she sat...
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I'm an Aquarius,
not a pain .. ... .... !
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A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.
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I would too. Also the kind of place I'd love to live close enough to participate in.
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JAMES COMEY, FBI DIRECTOR: One reason we cannot forget our law enforcement legacy is that the people we serve and protect cannot forget it, either. So we must talk about our history. It is a hard truth that lives on. A second hard truth: Much research points to the widespread existence of unconscious bias. Many people in our white-majority culture have unconscious racial biases and react differently to a white face than a black face. In fact, ...
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Oregon Appoints America's First Openly Bisexual Governor
Long-time Democratic Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced his resignation amid allegations his fiancée used her relationship with him to enrich herself. With his resignation,  Secretary of State Kate Brown takes over his job—and becomes a pioneer. She's the nation's first openly bisexual governor -- if fact, she's America's first openly LGBT governor.

She's long been one the nation's highest-ranking LGBT elected officials, but it comes at a price. Brown recounts an experience she had as state legislator:

"Sitting in the House lounge, representative Bill Markham, who is over 70 years old, extremely conservative, and a legislator for more than 20 years comes to join me. Over lunch he looks up to say, 'Read in the Oregonian a few months ago you were bisexual. Guess that means I still have a chance?!'" [1]

"Beyond elective politics, the bi community continues to struggle to establish its appropriate place in the broader civil rights campaigns being waged on behalf of lesbians, gays and transgender people."

"A vice president of one of the largest LGBT-rights groups, Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign, said bisexuals may in some respects face greater challenges than gays and lesbians.

“To the extent that they’re out, they may well be more so the victims of scorn because they get it from both gay and straight people,” Sainz said. “Gays want them to make a choice, and straights consider them gay, so in many ways they face increased amounts of stigma and discrimination.” [2]

Read more:

[1] http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/02/kate-brown-americas-first-openly-bisexual-governor-oregon-John-Kitzhaber/385496/
[2] http://koin.com/2015/02/14/kate-brown-to-make-history-as-oregon-governor/
Kate Brown, after entering politics in 1991 as a member of Oregon's House of Representatives, wrote a brief essay for "Out and Elected in th…
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