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Hampton University students advised on “dangers of twerking” during freshman orientation By Your Black World

  “Hampton ladies do Not twerk,” read a slide presentation welcoming Hampton University’s freshman to orientation. The dance made infamous on YouTube, and even more notorious by Miley Cyrus during her VMAs performance, is apparently not appropriate for the young ladies of Hampton University. Several photos making the rounds on Twitter seem to confirm that twerking was a part of Hampton University’s orientat ...

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Dr. Chenelle A. Jones: The squeaky wheel gets the grease – AG Holder addresses mass incarceration

There’s an old saying that “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and that phrase rang true on Monday as Attorney General Eric Holder, in an address to members of the American Bar Association, announced major justice reforms specifically aimed at reducing mass incarceration. His push to address large scale imprisonment rates has sparked a pivotal moment in history and recharged the fight for justice equality.  ...

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Look out Serena, there’s a new star in town: Victoria Duval gives biggest upset of 2013 US Open

Victoria Duval isn’t a household name like the Williams sisters, but she is a workhorse.  She is also absolutely determined to make her mark on the tennis scene, pulling out a huge come-from-behind win against 2011 champion Samantha Stosur on Tuesday.   The win is the biggest upset of the 2013 US Open. Duval’s extraordinary performance led mainstream media to ask more questions about the 17-year old phenom, ...

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Nation’s only Black U.S. Senator turned down invite to attend 50th anniversary of March On Washington By D. Caldwell

For the past few days, pundits on the right, like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, have been railing against the organizers of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for not inviting conservatives. It turns out however that at least one prominent conservative was invited but declined the invitation. Sen. Tim Scott, the only African-American U.S. Senator, initially told D.C.’s Roll Call ...

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