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Pregnant High Schoolers Arrested for Protesting Closure of Their School

By admin 12:45 pm April 29, 2011 Pregnant High Schoolers Arrested for Protesting Closure of Their School Britni Daniels, Clutch Magazine, April 28, 2011 Unfortunately more people aren’t talking about this… Recently, students and teachers at the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a Detroit-area school for pregnant girls and young mothers, got the unfortunate news that it […]

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R.I.P. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez

Left Eye embodied the spirit of TLC; she made them fun, unpredictable, and controversial. Lisa called it like she saw it and never held her tongue. And that’s why she’s an icon. And more than anything else, that’s why I miss her.

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On the Origins of Our Sexuality

By Keantre Malone 12:00 pm April 28, 2011 So it has come to mind lately that sexuality begins with responses to someone else’s arousing actions. Completely dependent on the first occasions of sexual excitement, sexuality also stands before us freely, not committed to hetero or homo orientations. When we talk about molestation and refer to […]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal on Prisons

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm April 27, 2011 The controversy surrounding the trial and conviction of activist, journalist and former Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal is known the world over. Since his conviction, Mumia Abu-Jamal has been a rallying point for activists who decry the seeming injustices swirling around his trial and conviction. The […]

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1 in 4 Children in US Raised by a Single Parent

By Leigh 10:28 am April 27, 2011 1 in 4 Children in US Raised by a Single Parent Associated Press (via The Grio) | April 27, 2011 MIAMI (AP) — One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is […]

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Homo-Nonexistence: “We Are Conspicuous in our Absence”

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 9:00 am April 27, 2011 “We are conspicuous in our absence” says the democratic openly gay Senator Mark Leno. This statement is honest, but not the full story. The fight to get gay history integrated into the curriculum of schools in California is heating up.  The importance of gay history has come […]

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Why I Hate Being Called Articulate

By edward 9:56 am April 26, 2011 In my 21 years of existence I’ve been called almost every name under the sun. Some of the names were warranted, others are too foul to even mention in this blog post. Nevertheless, I always clung to what my Mom told me as a child: “it’s not what […]

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New Arizona Immigration Law, Racial Profiling?

By Leigh 12:41 am April 26, 2011 CNN | April 26, 2010 Arizona police chiefs call fears of racial profiling under a new immigration law unfounded. CNN’s Casey Wian reports.

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Fighting the Arrest of Tonya McDowell: Educating Your Child Should Not Be a Crime

By Leigh 2:32 pm April 25, 2011 Fighting the Arrest of Tonya McDowell: Educating Your Child Should Not Be a Crime Dr. Boyce Watkins, Huffington Post | April 24, 2011 When I heard about the case of Tonya McDowell, the homeless mother sent to jail for sending her 5-year-old son to the “wrong” school district, I […]

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April 18, 2011 – April 24, 2011

By Leigh 12:39 pm April 25, 2011 Some schools still struggle despite efforts Tina Marie Macias, The Advertiser, April 23, 2011 Jobless rate for young workers in US highest since 1948 James Brewer, WS News, April 22, 2011 Racist graffiti found at Birmingham Seaholm High School Tammy Stables, Detroit Free Press, April 22, 2011 NU […]

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