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Every year on July Fourth, people in America across all walks of life celebrate Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, America broke free from England. But it’s fair to say that Black people should be more focused on our Independence Day, which happens to be June 19, popularly known as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a hybrid…

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  The tragedy of the killing of Tamir Rice, 12, by Cleveland, Ohio, cop Timothy Loehmann took a shocking turn this past week. Looking into the background of Loehmann, who had only been on the force six months, it was uncovered that he was forced to resign from his previous job as a police officer in…

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This Fourth of July, we might find ourselves surrounded by family, barbecuing, and enjoying our precious independence. But the Fourth of July is also a time to step back, reevaluate and express gratitude for the endless opportunities, privileges and freedom we may take for granted each day. In honor of Independence Day, we’re breaking down…

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