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For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly …

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Michael Brown leaks are frustrating AG Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is working to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.  But that investigation is being …

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Responses to ‘Black Men Don’t Like Black Women’

I wrote a blog post, a personal reflection, if you will. I am a journalist, so by nature I am curious, always wanting to know other people’s stories and always wanting to tell a story. This time I chose to share …

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Beyond 42: Jackie Robinson and the Quest for Racial Justice

When the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants take the field Friday night for Game 3 of the World Series, it is unlikely that viewers will be thinking of Jackie Robinson or Ferguson, Missouri. Yet, Ferguson is a …

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12 Reasons Why Writer Jamaica Kincaid Is A Total Badass

Jamaica Kincaid is simply not one to mince words. When she speaks, the revered 65-year-old Antiguan-American novelist does so deliberately — and she’s not afraid to interrupt a question when she sees it fit. …

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Lupita Nyong’o Seeks Preservation Of Virginia Slave-Trade History

“Twelve Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond’s thriving slave-trading …

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Entire School Holds Early Graduation For Teen With Cancer Who Has 4 Months To Live

When this teen with cancer was told she was running out of time, her friends and family made sure she wouldn’t miss one of the biggest milestones in a high school student’s life. Lynzee Ford, 17, a senior at …

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Ala. Man Settles for $460,000 in Police-Brutality Lawsuit but Gets Only $1,000

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The city of Birmingham has settled a police beating lawsuit for $460,000, but the plaintiff remains behind bars and won’t get much of a payday. Under terms of the settlement approved by …

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Paula Deen puts a woman on her website who some say is a mammy

Most black people don’t like Paula Deen.  The main exception, of course, is Steve Harvey, who chose Deen to help him mentor boys at his summer camp.  This decision didn’t sit well with all of the black …

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California prisons to end race-based lockdowns

Prison chiefs in California has agreed to stop race-based lockdowns as a means of controlling violence, settling a long-running civil rights lawsuit, according to court records. From now on, guards will only be allowed …

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