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BYP Memo: Moving Beyond Marriage, What Young People of Color Think about the LGBT Agenda

  Over the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic shift in how the public and the courts view same-sex marriage. Much of the reporting on this issue focuses on the overwhelming levels of support for same-sex marriage from the millenial generation.

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Guest Post

The one question that keeps ex-offenders unemployed

The following post originally appeared on NPR, and was written by Pam Fessler. It’s original title is, “How Banning One Question Could Help Ex-Offenders Land a Job.” By: Pam Fessler Washington, D.C., is expected to join four states and several cities soon in prohibiting companies from asking job applicants — up front — if they […]

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News Flash

Teen shoots dog, gets 23 years in prison

An 18-year-old boy has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for shooting a retired police dog during a burglary in 2012.  At 16, Ivins Rosier confessed to breaking into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s West Palm Beach home and shooting the 5-year-old German Shepherd. 

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News Flash

Family of man shot by NYPD cop settles for $2.25 million

The family of a man who was fatally shot by an undercover member of the NYPD has settled with the city for $2 million. Shem Walker, 49, was gunned down after he tried to eject a detective from loitering on the stoop of his elderly grandmother’s apartment building in Fort Greene. Walker was apparently unaware […]

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News Flash

Rachel Jeantel blames self for Zimmerman verdict

A little over a year ago, the world met Rachel Jeantel. The friend of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin took the stand during the George Zimmerman trial, and her testimony became more famous than her facts. Now, the 20-year-old is speaking out, and blames herself for the way the verdict went down. 

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Three months later, and those girls haven’t been brought back

The following post originally appeared on the New York Times under the title, “Those Girls Haven’t Been Brought Back.” It was written by Nicholas Kristof. By: Nicholas Kristof IT has been almost three months since Islamic militants in northern Nigeria attacked a school that was giving exams and kidnapped more than 250 girls — some of the brightest […]

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News Flash

Child band Unlocking the Truth lands $2 million record deal

The metal band Unlocking the Truth has just landed a record deal. The 8th graders have signed a deal with Sony Music that could be worth nearly $2 million for the tween trio. 

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News Flash

Black contractors demand fair hiring practices

A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies. So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on the city’s south side, community members, organizations and […]

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Guest Post

For boys and men of color, the odds must be changed

The following piece was written by Timothy P. Silard and appears on the Huffington Post under the title, “Changing the Odds for Boys and Men of Color.” By: Timothy P. Silard When the Rosenberg Foundation began investing in criminal justice reform in 2006, we were driven to take action because of the disproportionate impact of […]

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Report: even poor whites have it better than blacks in Maryland

The following post originally appeared on The Root under the title, “Surprised? Even Poor Whites Have it Better Than Blacks.” It was written by Teresa Wiltz. By: Teresa Wiltz From birth, practically, we’re told—again and again—that education is the golden ticket to the American dream. This is a meritocracy! Study diligently, put the work in and […]

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