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Who gets lionized, who gets eaten by the lions: Cosby conviction evokes strong emotions on social media | Think Piece

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Post-Bill Cosby guilty verdict shows polarized views as people work through disappointment, betrayal and a sense of inequities in justice.

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Kanye West, we just want you to make G.O.O.D music | Think Piece

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Brother West. Beloved. I was rooting for you. We were all rooting for you.

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Career ‘Signing Day’ for high school students shows vocational jobs have a strong future in U.S. economy

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Henrico County Public Schools decided to recognize high school students who decided to enter into a trade, trade school or employment after graduation.

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CBC briefing on the DRC crisis ignites tension

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Forum gets heated in talking about deteriorating conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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SEC deposes Jay Z on the sale of Rocawear: Other difficult business dealings emerge

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“Hard Knock Life” rapper, Jay Z once said in a verse, “I’m a business man.” Now the artist must show how business savvy he can be in SEC deposition and navigating a streaming service set up to empower artists.

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Black Yale grad student records police interrogation for napping in a common dormitory room

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A Black graduate student fell asleep in the common area of her dormitory. She awoke to a racially charged encounter, but invoked a promise she made to herself after seeing what happened to motorist Sandra Bland years before in a Texas traffic stop.

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Gaza Strip protests end in blood and chaos

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A number of deaths result in commemoration protests to demonstrate the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians from their homelands to set up the state of Israel. At the same time, the U.S. Administration holds a party celebrating the relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem. The move further complicates a disputed territory.

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20 facts about mothers in the United States that you should know

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Mothers and motherhood are simultaneously highly celebrated and disregarded in their contributions in and outside of the home. The United States is one of the most developed countries in the world, with interesting data on mothers.

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San Francisco chef uses pop ups to preserve and educate the deeper, darker sides of America’s culinary history

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For Chef Wanda Blake, cooking is more than a trade, it is a spiritual calling to preserve and teach a tradition often homogenized under the term “soul food.” Her pop ups show the complexities of Black cooks in America, and the growing initiative to maintain their culinary history.

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Kamala Harris backs Booker’s restorative justice legislation legalizing marijuana

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“By passing this act, it will prevent the United States Department of Justice coming into our states and enforcing laws that we have decided are unjust and unfair,” said Kamala Harris.

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