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The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to implement new net neutrality rules. The conversation has been going on for years, but the FCC’s landmark ruling means Internet service providers (ISPs) will treat all legal content and web traffic equally. “The Internet is too important to allow broadband providers to make the rules,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler before the FCC panel on Thursday.

[Madamenoire]


Students Refuse To Pay Their Student Loans, Go On A Debt Strike

“Fifteen former students of the failing for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are refusing to repay their federal student loans in a protest designed to pressure the government into forgiving their debt,” reports The Washington Post. Most often at for-profit colleges, African-American and Hispanic undergraduates are urged to take out student loans. In fact they are more than three times as likely to take out private, high-interest rate education loans as their counterparts at other colleges.

[Madamenoire]


Larry Wilmore Hilariously Lost His Chill Button Wednesday

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore has been one of television’s pleasant new surprises. And after devoting airtime to topics like vaccines, fatherhood, and Bill Cosby, Wednesday found Wilmore tackling privatized space travel. A self-proclaimed “blerd” (black nerd), Wilmore pondered why 200,000 citizens would sign up for a one-way ticket to join the controversial Mars One Mission.

[HipHopWired]


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