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Student who went to MIT at 14 still shines today

A young man who went to MIT is still making us proud. David Van Valen set the trend years ago when he was accepted into the prestigious institution at just 14. 

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Scholarship coach shares how she graduated with no debt and $10,000 refund

The following post originally appears on the Huffington Post as part of its Money Mic series. It was written by Shanice Miller, author of “How to Graduate College Debt-Free with Money in the Bank.” By: Shanice Miller The first time I ever heard about student loan debt was in 2007. I was a high school senior […]

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I’m afraid of dying like Eric Garner

The following piece originally appeared on The Root. It was written by Jean McGianni Celestin, and appears under the title of, “I’m Terrified of Dying Like Eric Garner.” By: Jean McGianni Celestin When video footage of a California highway patrolman pummeling a defenseless 51-year-old black woman named Marlene Pinnock surfaced on July 1, it sent shock waves throughout many […]

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Tony Dungy on Michael Sam: ‘I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it’

Former NFL coach and current NBC commentator Tony Dungy is in the news for saying that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. 

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Obama calls for an end to job bias against gays, signs executive order

President Obama called on Congress on Monday to ban job discrimination against gay Americans. The call came as he signed an executive order doing so for workers of federal contractors. 

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New York approves segregation proposal in high-rises

The City of New York approved a proposal to build a “poor door,” or separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building. The proposal, submitted by Extell, one of the most prominent developers in the city, gives the company the right to install a separate set of doors into a high-rise […]

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Queen Like Me: new children’s book tells stories of powerful black women

There’s a new book available that seeks to empower young black girls. And it’s doing so by telling the true stories of 15 influential women from the past and present. Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World, chronicles the life and times of powerful women of color, and the legacy […]

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All but three of America’s wealthiest families are white

According to a report by Forbes, all but three of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white.  Forbes’ 185 dynasties with fortunes of at least $1 billion is the first comprehensive ranking of the richest families in America. 

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Guest Post

A list of unarmed black men and boys killed by law enforcement

The death of a New York man who died after being placed in a chokehold by members of the New York Police Department has once again reminded us of the injustice that plagues African Americans. Here’s a list of unarmed black men and boys who lost their lives at the hands of police as published […]

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Tuskegee Airmen statues vandalized in Chicago

A set of statues meant to pay homage to the Tuskegee Airmen were vandalized in Chicago over the weekend. Sunday morning, Chicago Park District employees were seen re-positioning the sculptures, which had been tipped over and broken sometime overnight. 

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