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On Its 57th Anniversary, Three Lessons From Brown v. Board of Education

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By Leigh 4:44 pm May 24, 2011 On Its 57th Anniversary, Three Lessons From Brown v. Board of Education Eva Paterson, Huffington Post | May 23, 2011 At the Equal Justice Society, we are working to reclaim the full protections of the 14th Amendment and help those who experience discrimination get their day in court. […]

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In Defense Of The Based God: Why Lil’ B Is A Rebel With A Cause

By edward 9:43 am May 24, 2011 “Being based means [being] positive, doing what you want to do, not caring and just being yourself.” There isn’t anyone in the music industry who is more enigmatic than Brandon McCartney aka Lil’ B. His non-traditional rapping style coupled with his strict adherence to the “based” lifestyle has […]

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Priceless Gown Project Sends Girls to Prom in Dream Dresses

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By Leigh 4:51 pm May 23, 2011 NBC Nightly News | May 20, 2011 In Baltimore, Md., The Priceless Gown Project is making Prom dreams a reality.  The project boutique gave away free dresses to over 500 young ladies who otherwise may not have been able to finance their dream gown. A unique shopping experience, […]

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Sean Bell Community Center Opens in New York

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By Leigh 3:02 pm May 23, 2011 Sean Bell Community Center Opens in New York Asraa Mustufa, Colorlines | May 23, 2011 Five years after Sean Bell was killed in a hail of police gunfire, a community center named in his honor opened Friday in the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood where he grew up. The Sean Elijah […]

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Supreme Court upholds order for California to release 46,000 inmates

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By Leigh 3:00 pm May 23, 2011 Supreme Court upholds order for California to release 46,000 inmates James Oliphant, Los Angeles Times | May 23, 2011 Reporting from Washington — The Supreme Court, in a narrow 5-4 decision, has an upheld an injunction by a three-judge panel ordering California to release about 46,000 inmates — more than […]

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Jordan Miles, Honor Student Brutally Beaten by Police, Speaks for the First Time

By jasiri x 12:18 pm May 23, 2011 For the first time since January 12, 2010 when the Pittsburgh Police brutally beat innocent and unarmed honor student Jordan Miles until he looked like this: Jordan Miles publicly speaks about the brutality he suffered and his pursuit of justice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG82Fkkviw0v

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It Gets Better…When You’re Rich and/or Famous

By Summer M. 8:25 am May 23, 2011 Note: I was so concerned about the rapture on May 21, that I failed to post last Monday. Now I realize that when they said “rapture” all they really meant was that Oprah was ending her show and Chicago’s mayor is no longer named Daley. You can […]

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Study: African American Students More Into Twitter Than Whites

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By Leigh 2:39 pm May 20, 2011 Study: African American Students More Into Twitter Than Whites Gabriel Perna, International Business Times | May 17, 2011 A recent study says Twitter is more popular for African American college students than whites due to the former’s interest in celebrity and entertainment news. The study, from Northwestern University, focused […]

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‘Woke Up Black’ June 8th Screening

By Leigh 2:30 pm May 20, 2011 ‘Woke Up Black’ June 8th Screening Join the Black Youth Project and Woke Up Black email lists and you will be in the running to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the June 8th screening of Woke Up Black at the Ice Theatre in Chicago! About […]

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Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”: The Review

Lady Gaga clearly set out to make the greatest Pop album ever made. No hyperbole. No bullshit. Literally, the best ever. Did she achieve this? Eh, I doubt it. But you’ll be very, very glad she tried.

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