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When High School Lovers Turn Into College Macks (A Peak Into the Objectification of Womyn)

By Keantre Malone 12:00 pm May 12, 2011 The transition from grammar school to high school floods one’s path with a diverse availability of womyn/men and at a greater numerical degree. Most of our experiences in high school, acknowledging the fact of the transition, owe their thrill to finding that “sweetheart”. Soon, however, all the […]

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Black Missouri teens increasingly tried disproportionately as adults


By Leigh 11:47 am May 12, 2011 Black Missouri teens increasingly tried disproportionately as adults Kenneth J. Cooper, iNews (Center for Public Integrity) | May 11, 2011 Missouri has been prosecuting an increasingly disproportionate number of African-American juveniles in adult courts, despite an unusual state law that requires judges to consider racial disparity when deciding […]

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Teen Creates Non-Profit to Help the Homeless


By Leigh 10:53 am May 12, 2011 NBC Nightly News | May 11, 2011 For his Eagle Scout project, 14-year-old Nicholas Cobb started “Comfort and Joy,” a non-profit that raises money to buy winter coats for the homeless.

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The Black Experience

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm May 11, 2011 It’s hard to explain what it’s like to “be Black”. How do you explain (to white people) that our experiences are different without actually knowing what their experiences have been like? It seems a little hypocritical to say “our experiences have been different but you shouldn’t treat […]

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Linked-Fate, Organizing, and the Power of a Shared Experience

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 9:44 am May 11, 2011 On February 1st, 1960 four young black men got together and decided to organize. The manifestation of their mobilization was seen by the public, as these four men decided to hold a sit-in at a lunch counter in North Carolina. Fifty-One years, three months, and eleven days […]

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Race, Politics and the Minimum Wage


By Leigh 3:09 pm May 10, 2011 Race, Politics and the Minimum Wage Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal | May 6, 2011 The summer months will bring summer job seekers, and prospects aren’t good for the nation’s young adults. Overall unemployment just inched back up to 9%, and the teenage unemployment rate in March […]

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Osama—Obama—Oh say can you see

By Justin L. Hill 12:50 pm May 10, 2011 In this corner stands President Obama and in the opposite corner stands— the specter of —Osama Bin Laden.  These two men are the main event this week. A flashing headline: “Osama Bin Laden is dead and buried at sea.” The next moment, cameras are panning through […]

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Stop Lying: The Truth About Jackie Robinson.

By edward 8:00 am May 10, 2011 I know the NBA playoffs are in full swing, and Derrick Rose and the Bulls are annihilating the competition, but I just wanted to take a brief moment to talk about baseball. Before you yawn and  press the little “x” in the top right hand corner of your […]

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Justice For Jordan Miles

By jasiri x 3:22 pm May 9, 2011 Even though Pittsburgh Police beat Jordan Miles until he looked like this: And even though Jordan Miles, an honor student who plays the viola, broke no laws and committed no crimes, the Federal Government decided not to prosecute the 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers who savagely beat […]

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May 2, 2011 – May 8, 2011

By Leigh 2:49 pm May 9, 2011 Program helping minorities succeed at Springfield Public Schools Claudette Riley, News-Leader, May 8, 2011 Education and economic self-reliance stressed at summit for young men in Detroit Naomi R. Patton, Detroit Free Press, May 8, 2011 St. Sabina honors young victims of violence Michelle Gallardo, ABC Chicago, May 8, […]

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