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

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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. We know we have a tough and […]

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

“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 inspired thousands and left many “hip-hop heads” […]

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Priceless Gown Project Sends Girls to Prom in Dream Dresses

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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, the ladies are paired with a personal […]

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Sean Bell Community Center Opens in New York

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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 Bell Community Center plans to offer tutoring […]

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

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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 one-fourth the state prison population — over […]

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

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

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 totally interpret such events as the end of […]

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Study: African American Students More Into Twitter Than Whites

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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 on first-year college students attending the University […]

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‘Woke Up Black’ June 8th Screening

‘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 the film: “Woke Up Black” followed five […]

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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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