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Black Nurse Allegedly Racially Profiled While Caring for Patient

Stephanie Dash was appalled by the treatment she received from Deputy Rhonda Casillas while caring for her patient.

Stephanie Dash / FACEBOOK

Home healthcare nurse, Stephanie Dash, claims she was racially profiled while caring for her white patient in Franklin, Tenn.

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Court Says Cyntoia Brown, a Victim of Sex Trafficking, Must Spend 51 Years in Prison

Brown was a teen when she said she killed a white man in fear for her life.

UPDATE: Governor Considering Cyntoia Brown's Bid for Clemency


A recent ruling in the case of Cyntoia Brown, a victim of sex trafficking sentenced to life for killing a man who picked her up for sex when she was a teen, is sparking outrage. The Tennessee Supreme Court has said Brown must serve at least 51 years in prison before she could be released.

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'Target Tammy' Tells Black Women 'You Are Perfect for the Court System': Video

"You guys should all go to court because you're trained liars," a woman said to three friends shopping for hats.

Three Black women were shopping at a Target store in Nashville, Tenn., when an angry woman verbally harassed them, saying the women "Don't belong here" and that they are "perfect for the court system."

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White Woman Calls 911 on Black Real Estate Investor, Cops Say She Might Go to Jail: Video

"This is what we go through. [I'm] a young, Black man out here trying to do what's right," Michael Hayes said.

In the continual reports of white people calling 911 on Black people for doing ordinary things, a Black real estate investor was reported to authorities for doing his job.

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White High School Baseball Players Threaten to Hang Black Students

Following student protests at the Tennessee high school, school administrators were suspended.

White students at Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tenn., were messaging each other through private group chats and making threats against Black students, including "stringing a ni**er up."

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Cyntoia Brown: A Victim of Sexual Abuse Serving Life for Murder Gets Celebrity Support

Rihanna and others advocate freeing Brown who at age 16 was raped and forced into prostitution.

As sexual harassment and violence against women remains a part of the national conversation, the case of Cyntoia Brown, a 16-year-old victim of sexual abuse sentenced to life for killing a man who picked her up for sex, is again brought into the spotlight by celebrities using social media.

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Lipscomb University's President Putting Cotton on a Table at a Black Student Dinner Shows Why Cultural Awareness Matters

The president of Lipscomb University serving collard greens and cornbread to students with cotton centerpieces raises deeper questions about cultural awareness and white privilege.


Earlier this week, to the horror of many, a Black student from Lipscomb University — a predominately white school — wrote about her experience while attending the president of the university's home for dinner, which featured eyebrow-raising centerpieces of cotton stalks in jars along with collard greens and cornbread to eat.

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California Bans Government Travel to 'Anti-LGBT' States

Discrimination proves to be bad for business once again.

Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Calif.)

Anti-LGBT hate laws are continuing to cost states money — as well as drive away business.

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Obamas Should be Hanged, Says State Official

"Hopefully the Muslims will eliminate him and mooshelle as queers," a Tennessee deputy director wrote on Facebook.

David Barber (l) resigned after his inflammatory posts about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

A Tennessee deputy director has resigned after posting disturbing racist and violent messages on his Facebook, including one calling for the deaths of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Facebook Video Shows Trump Supporter's Road Rage Against Black Motorist

"Are you just another n**ger that doesn't understand anything?" the Trump supporter said.

UPDATED: Nov. 8, 2016, 11:03 a.m. EST

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Candidate for Congress Seeks to 'Make America White Again'

A billboard in Tennessee displaying the Trump-inspired slogan was taken down hours later following immense criticism.

A candidate for U.S. Congress from Tennessee on Tuesday erected a highway billboard prominently displaying the slogan "Make America White Again," a statement widely interpreted to be the real meaning of Trump's "Make America Great Again" dog whistle.

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Tennessee Law Lets Therapists Turn Down LGBT Clients

The governor signed the controversial bill Wednesday, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on "sincerely held principles."

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. | Photo: Getty Images

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill on Wednesday that makes it legal for therapists and counselors to turn down LGBT clients based on "sincerely held principles."

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