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Calif. Private School Plans Fried Chicken, Watermelon Lunch To Honor Black History Month

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Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to observe the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended.

KNTV-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1bu28DH ) that school officials held an assembly Wednesday to discuss the issue and also sent a letter apologizing to parents. Principal Nancy Libby wrote that the items were taken off of the menu and that the school doesn’t perpetrate racial stereotypes.

Libby also wrote the school will hold a diversity assembly.

Calls to the school on Thursday were not immediately returned.

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Michigan Police Hit, Strap Down Potential Rape Victim, Slice Off Her Weave [VIDEO]

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In a brutal and infuriating abuse of power, Warren, Michigan police officer Bernadette Najor, with the assistance of several male officers, hit and tied down a potential rape victim before cutting off her hair weave, reports Addicting Info.

Charda Gregory, 22, woke up disoriented in a seedy motel room, where she was arrested by police for trashing the room. The young mother, who is justifiably traumatized after the incident, has no idea how she got there or why police brutalized her.

7 Action News Investigator Heather Catallo has more:

Gregory says on November 13, she went to a party in Detroit, where she believes someone drugged her.

Paul Misukewicz is her lawyer:

“She had a couple of drinks, then woke up in a strange place.  Didn’t know how she got there, completely disoriented, said Paul Misukewicz, Gregory’s lawyer.

That strange place was the Suez Motel on 8 Mile in…

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Teen Charged In Laurel Robbery, Assault Case

Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

LAUREL, Md. (WJZ) — A Laurel teen has been charged with robbery, assault and theft after police say he stole a 14-year-old’s jacket and cell phone.

Police say the 14-year-old was robbed while walking home. According to police, three suspects tackled him and forced him to the ground; they fled with his cell phone and jacket. The 14-year-old suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The suspects were described as three black men in dark clothing. Two of them were wearing masks.

One of the suspects is a 15-year-old boy and has been charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft.

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Celebrating Afrikan American History Month | ¿ What Does It Mean To Be Coloured In Present Day America ?

Originally posted on The BLACK Media:

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Celebrating Afrikan American History Month

Today I took time to reflect on many things regarding my culture. One question kept popping up in my head. After merging Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, Miles Davis, Langston Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Oprah Winfrey, Raven Symone, Frederick Douglas, Bob Marley and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, I’ve come to one question…

¿ What does it mean to be coloured in present day America ?

I wish I had enough time, I would have posted every single Afrikan who ever did anything great for our culture and this country, but I’d die before i’d finish. So instead i’ll start a new, and become great, become an activist who changes the world one post at a time.

In the comments section please answer the question of the month;

¿ What does it mean to be coloured…

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Young America Responds To The State Of The Union Address With Their Own

Originally posted on Elev8:

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Minutes after President Obama concluded his State of the Union Address last night, Phillip Agnew of the youth empowerment group, the Dream Defenders delivered the League of Young Voters’ first ever State of the Youth Address.

This address outlined the social justice priorities of millions of young voters of color. These priorities include issues that affect the urban community such as  gun violence, minimum wage, education, immigration, racial equality and more.

The State of the Youth Address is the postmortem to the League of Young Voters’ pre-State of the Union #BarackTalk Twitter Townhall where the League and additional civic engagement groups talked about issues anticipated for discussion for the State of the Union.  It allowed tthe younger generation to talk back to President Obama–raising their voices to make change in Washington, reflecting their standing in the 2014 political landscape.

The League meets young people where they are, works on issues…

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Mall shooter Darion Aguilar wrote of plan to kill people, police say

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(CNN) — Darion Aguilar, who killed two people then himself at a Maryland mall last weekend, wrote in his personal journal about planning to kill people, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.

Aguilar also wrote that he was apologizing to his family “for what he was planning to do,” according to police, who released information about what was in the journal. Aguilar wrote that he had a plan but did not explain what that plan was or mention whether it targeted anyone specifically.

Aguilar’s mother told reporters Sunday that her son was a “gentle, sweet kid,” and that she doesn’t think he knew his victims — 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson.

Police say Aguilar went to the The Mall in Columbia on Saturday and fired as many as nine shots while in a skateboard apparel shop where Benlolo and Johnson worked.

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First Look: First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Puppy Bowl And Afropop Goes To Sierra Leone

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For The Kids  During Super Bowl

According to an Animal Planet news release, it was a very busy practice session: “Bo and Sunny lined the pups up for practice on the White House South Lawn to run through tire and tackle drills, hone their ball and chew toy skills, play fetch with the kids and of course take a requisite water break with the First Lady followed by a nap in the grass.”

The event was organized as part of the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” initiative against childhood obesity, and encouraged frolicking with canine friends as a fun way for youngsters to stay active.

“It was so much fun to see the Puppy Bowl X Team work out at the White House!” said Obama. “As our family has seen with Bo and Sunny, going outside to walk and play with your pet is a perfect way to get moving and…

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