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Stevie Wonder takes on Texas: Changing education on slavery is ‘unacceptable’

Singer Stevie Wonder took a moment during a panel discussion hosted by MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Friday to criticize the Texas Board of Education’s attempt to gloss over the U.S. slave trade. “We really have to confront the educational system. Every single American must feel and know that they were…

Canadian university blasted over video of student leaders’ ‘No consent’ chant

The president of the students’ association at Saint Mary’s University resigned on Friday, and 80 other student leaders have been ordered to take sensitivity training after video surfaced of them taking part in a chant advocating sexual assault against underage girls at a freshman orientation event. The Globe & Mail…

Burglars steal harps California woman shared with cancer patients

A California teacher and longtime harp player was left stunned after burglars broke into her home and took nothing but some jewelry and eight of her harps, including six that she used as part of a therapy program for local cancer patients. “Those instruments are so beautiful,” Lisa Stine told…

WATCH: Comedian Janine Brito out-Tracy Morgans Tracy Morgan

30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alumnus Tracy Morgan is known for his rather distinct delivery, so it made sense that even he was taken aback by fellow comedian Janine Brito’s impression of him on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on Thursday night. “Hello, the Black version of myself,”…

NYPD officer and brothers accused of illegal assault weapons sales

An officer assigned to New York City Police headquarters and his two brothers are accused of smuggling assault rifles and other firearms to the Philippines to sell, WCBS-TV reported on Friday. Authorities charged Officer Rex Maralit and his brothers Wilfred — a Customs and Border Protection official based out of…

Ohio man confesses online to causing fatal DUI wreck

A 22-year-old Ohio man surprised both local prosecutors and his own attorney after releasing an online admission of his culpability in a fatal accident caused by his drunk driving, CNN reported on Friday. “My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,” Cordle…

Republican Senator says Syria wouldn’t be a problem if Bush was still president

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama believes the country wouldn’t be facing the decision of whether to attack Syria if George W. Bush was still in the White House. At a town hall meeting on Friday, he claimed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would be too afraid to use chemical…

Creationist: Big Bang theory ‘bad science’ because it contradicts the Bible

The Big Bang theory is “bad science” because it contradicts the story of the creation of the world found in Genesis, according to World Net Daily contributor David Rives. “If you look at the science behind astronomy — the good science — it backs up what the Bible says, that…

Benedict Cumberbatch launches defense of Julian Assange

Catherine Shoard, The Guardian Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose high-profile portrayal of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is generating Oscar buzz, has launched a defence of the man he plays in new movie The Fifth Estate. “I think we show his ideas and integrity and self-sacrifice,” said Cumberbatch, the morning…

Tiny brother cheetah cubs make Dallas zoo debut

Amid all of the grim news from around the world, it is important to take a moment from time to time (particularly on a Friday afternoon) to hit your brain’s “refresh” button by watching something completely adorable on video. We at the Raw Story Cuteness Desk feel that today’s spate…

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