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The Equal Justice Initiative is building a memorial for lynching victims — and it’s about time.

The Equal Justice Initiative announced on Tuesday that it will build the first-ever national memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama. Titled “Memorial to Peace and Justice,” the EJI project will sit on six acres of land that used to be a public housing project in Montgomery. 

The structure will include the thousands of lynching victims’ names on concrete columns, which will represent hundreds of U.S. counties where the acts took place. The memorial will also coincide with the opening of a museum.

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These are so crucial in our upcoming presidential election.

Candidates such as Bernie Sanders are losing by the smallest percentage due to lack of younger voter turn out.

PLEASE don’t let the older generations choose our next president. It’s OUR FUTURE to decide upon, not necessarily theirs.

Reblog to spread awareness, also tag your state and who you plan on voting for.

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A bloodhound in Alabama went outside to pee, accidentally joined a half marathon, and ended up in 7th place. Ludivine, who often roams the town, unknowingly found her way to the starting line and stayed with the pack the rest of the way.

The dog’s owner was surprised that Ludivine had made it all the way “because she’s actually really lazy.”  She didn’t even know about Ludivine’s adventure until volunteers started texting her photos of her dog getting a medal.

“Apparently she went to the race start and took off with the runners at the starting shot. She stayed with a few of the front runners, ran off to sniff some animal carcasses, romp in the water, and then back to the race. I understand she stayed on the course for 13.1 miles, finished seventh, and was the highest placed female.”

The race is now called the Hound Dog Half, and 7th place gets a special award.

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A #BlackLivesMatter activist was hit, kicked and pushed to the ground at a Donald Trump rally 

At least a half-dozen attendees shoved and tackled the protester, a black man, to the ground as he refused to leave the event. At least one man punched the protester and a woman kicked him while he was on the ground.

All of the attendees who were involved in the physical altercation with the protester were white

In the video, Trump can be heard to say, “Get him the hell out of here!” as the crowd cheers. People then chant, “All lives matter.”

Sure, If all lives matter then why is this man getting beat up? Empty words. #Hate it!

College Confession #21

My friend and I walked in to my dorm. I was puttin my stuff down and my friend asked about my roommate. I said “Umm ehhhh she’s annoying sometimes and all she does is sleep. She literally does nothing.” So my friend was curious about my roomie so she started looking at the pictures on her side of the room by her bed. She said,“hmmm she looks like she’s stupid” and I replied, “I mean she is blonde”. Then my friend just sat on my bed while I was changing real quick. 

My back was turned to my roommate’s bed while my friend was facing her bed. My friend suddenly jolted and covered her mouth while her eyes were huge in shock. So I turned around and saw that my roommate was there all along under her blanket. 

She took her head out, she opened her eyes at us, and we had this weird staring contest.  I was in disbelief bc we just talked shit and like how tf does my roommate sleep in such a straight position with her full body under the blanket? Like it was hot that day too..? HOw did my friend and I not notice her body under the blanket like???¿¿¿

- University of Alabama

A mayor called her opponent the n-word after losing the election.

“I lost. The n***er won,” read Midland City, Alabama, Mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper’s response to a friend asking about this week’s election results, according to multiple reports. 

Skipper, who is white, lost her mayoral race Tuesday to JoAnn Bennett Grimsley, a black woman. Rather than own up and apologize, Skipper is using the ol’ Anthony Weiner excuse.

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Ala. Honor Roll Student, 7, Faced Suspension Over Part in Haircut
Rashaad Hunter, an honor roll student at Greenwood Elementary School in Bessemer, was threatened with suspension over a part in his hair.
By Stephen A. Crockett Jr.

SMH

“We allow small parts, but not excessively long parts that are done as designs. That part in that young man’s hair would be considered a design,” Primm said. He then added, “The principal has decided not to suspend the child.”

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Harper Lee, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Author, Dies At Age 89
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is said to have died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, has died in her home state of Alabama. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was 89.

Lee died in her hometown of Monroeville; city officials confirmed reports of her death to Alabama Public Radio, and her publisher, HarperCollins, also confirmed the news to NPR.

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World's Oldest Person Dies In New York At Age 116-
Susannah Mushatt Jones died on Thursday night at the Vandalia Senior Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night. She was born on a small farm town near Montgomery, Alabama, on July 6, 1899.
  • She attended a special school for young black girls and when she graduated from high school in 1922, she worked full time helping family members pick crops.
  • After she moved to New York, Jones worked with a group of her fellow high school graduates to start a scholarship fund for young African-American women to go to college. 
  • She was the daughter of sharecroppers and the granddaughter of slaves
  • Jones, known as ‘Miss Susie’, died in Brooklyn on Thursday night
  • Her family members said last year that they credited her long life to love of family and generosity to others.

PUBLISHED: 01:11 EST, 13 May 2016

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Meet Brandon Dean, a 24-year-old mayor looking to change Brighton, Alabama, for the better

Brandon Dean isn’t your ordinary politician. The 24-year-old made history on Aug. 23 when he became the city of Brighton, Alabama’s newest mayor-elect. Dean defeated five candidates, which included incumbent mayor Barbara E. Watkins. He is the youngest mayor in Brighton’s history, according to the Birmingham Times.
“I knew we needed new leadership at city hall,” Dean said in an interview. “I knew we needed a new mayor, a new council. So I started looking for someone to run.”  It was a friend who made the suggestion to Dean to run for mayor of Brighton. But, he was hesitant at first. 

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