Former child star Raven-Symoné apologized for her latest statements mocking the black community.

"My comments about discrimination have spun out of control," Raven-Symoné wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. "I'd like to begin by saying that I was not attacking a specific race, but repeating a name that was said in a viral video which has received over two million likes."

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Racist casting call

Universal Pictures is casting black girls for its film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic which documents the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.

The casting call by Sande Allesi Casting, which reflects the target audience of the movie, grades the women by skin color and whether they wear weave and extensions. "Fine" LSLH women (light skinned with long hair) are graded A/B, while dark skinned women who wear hair weave are graded C/D. Naturally the weave wearers are outraged by the degrading implications of the casting call.

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Maya Peterson

The first ever black lesbian student-president of an expensive New Jersey prep school was forced to resign after she posted a series of offensive social media photos online mocking her white classmates.

Dean of Students Nancy Thomas accepted Maya Peterson's resignation. She told the Lawrenceville student paper that Peterson"s comments were "not fitting of a student leader."

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Pharrell Williams

Mega-producer Pharrell Williams is feeling the heat for neglecting to feature a black woman on the cover of his new album, titled simply "G I R L".

The cover features Williams, 40. posing with three women -- 1 Caucasian, 1 Hispanic and 1 LSLH. All four are clad in bathrobes and dark sunglasses.

Williams, who recently married a mixed race woman, said, "The woman I’m standing closest to, she is black and she’s been a friend of mine for a long time."

I beg to differ. It is ignorant and racist to assume that people of mixed parentage are black. This is the type of backwards thinking that is reinforced by people who still believe in the archaic one drop rule.

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Fried Chicken and Watermelon

A California school is under fire for planning to serve fried chicken and watermelon for Black History Month. Black students and parents at Carondelet High School rushed to the media complaining bitterly about the items on the lunch menu at the all-girls school.

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President Obama honors Oprah with highest civilian award

How do you earn the highest civilian award offered by the White House? Just accuse all white Americans of being racists.

Critics are saying it's no coincidence that President Obama honored Oprah with the Presidential Medal of Freedom just days after she accused white Americans of disrespecting Obama because he is half black.

It took 5 years for President Obama to honor Oprah with any type of award after she threw her powerful support behind him during the 2008 presidential elections.

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An African American pastor of a Charlotte, N.C. church came under fire recently for requesting white only greeters at the front doors of the church.

Pastor Makeda of Freedom House Church sent an email blast to the members of his church asking black members not to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings at the 9 a.m. service, the Atlanta journal Constitution reports.

The dreadlocked pastor made the unusual request to attract more Caucasian members to the church. In the email, Makeda wrote "first impressions count," and she wanted only “the best of the best on the front doors."

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Rob Carmona

A federal judge has ruled that workplace use of the derogatory term 'nigger' is illegal, even if uttered by black people.

Brandi Johnson, 38, was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages in a lawsuit brought against STRIVE agency founder Rob Carmona (pictured above) for calling her the N-word during a taped "four-minute nigger tirade". Johnson said Carmona was angered over her inappropriate workplace attire and unprofessional behavior.

STRIVE prepares young black people with the tools necessary to enter the workforce. STRIVE's website notes that the agency has helped nearly 50,000 people find jobs.

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Ayo Kimathi

Conservative bloggers are fuming about a virulently racist, anti-gay Department of Homeland Security employee who is still employed by the government agency.

Atlanticwire.com reports that Ayo Kimathi "works on, among other things, the procurement of guns and ammunition for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement."

But it's Kimathi's radical off duty agenda that is attracting attention from both liberals and conservatives. Kimathi runs the website "War is on the horizon," which warns black people to "prepare for Racial Warfare."

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Tawana Brawley

Tawana Brawley was a fast 15-year-old being raised by a single mother when she became the center of a civil rights firestorm in 1987. Brawley, of Wappingers Falls, New York, accused six white men -- including police officers -- of raping her.

Brawley, who had been staying with a boyfriend for four days, claimed the white men smeared her with feces and wrote racial slurs on her body before leaving her partially naked in a dumpster. In 1988, a NY grand jury released its report calling Brawley a liar.

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Rae Dawn Chong will not be invited as a guest on Oprah's 'Behind the Scenes' any time soon. The 'Color Purple' star badmouthed Oprah in a scandalous radio interview with Matty P's Radio Happy Hour.

Stopping short of calling Oprah a narcissist, Chong said, "The thing that’s really great about Oprah, that you can’t take away from her, is that she is a great brown noser. If you were in a room with her, she will pick the most powerful person and she will become best friends with them.”

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