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Loretta Lynch emerges as possible attorney general replacement

U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as President Obama leading choice to be the next attorney general. But the president does not plan on nominating anyone until after a trip to Asia next week. 

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Young HBCU Alumni Are Changing the Face of Philanthropy

The following piece is from BET. It was written by Natelege Whaley. By: Natelege Whaley The organizers behind the Puissance Scholarship are encouraging their peers to give back to their respective university and college endowments through memorable social gatherings and community service, while inspiring high school students in the New York area to seek higher education at […]

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson dropped from Nike

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Nike has dropped Adrian Peterson as a spokesman for the brand.

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Report: black students 4 four times more likely to attend high-poverty schools

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African American children are more likely to attend high-poverty schools than their white counterparts, according to a study released by the Urban Institute. The study also found that blacks of all socioeconomic classes live in higher-poverty neighborhoods than whites of similar income.

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Activists in Chicago call for investigation into fatal police shootings

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A group of local activists in Chicago called for an investigation into a series of fatal police shootings that took place in the city. Relatives of those killed staged a demonstration in front of the department’s headquarters.

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National Assata Shakur Liberation Day: Activism Undeterred

The following piece is from Praxis. It was written by Dara Cooper. By: Dara Cooper This past November 2nd was the 35th anniversary of a day celebrated by many as Assata Shakur Liberation Day. It is the day former Black Panther Assata Shakur was liberated from a maximum-security prison, a day many acknowledge as a celebration of […]

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What White Privilege Really Means

The following piece is from The New York Times. It was written by George Yancy and Naomi Zack. By: George Yancy and Naomi Zack This is the first in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s conversation is with Naomi Zack, a professor of philosophy at the University […]

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Chicago-area police kill man in hospital emergency room

A man was shot and killed by police in a Chicago-area hospital early Monday. Christopher M. Anderson, 27, of Waukegan, pulled out a gun after becoming “aggressive” with hospital staff, according to police. 

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Were Ferguson Voters Asked to Show IDs That Missouri Law Doesn’t Require?

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  The following piece is from New Republic. It was written by Rebecca Leber. By: Rebecca Leber Voters reported some problems casting ballots Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, the city that has come to symbolize racial tensions in this country after an officer killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.

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The 2nd Act in His Unlikely Pursuit: A College Degree

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The following piece is from The New York Times. It was written by Kenneth Rosen. By: Kenneth Rosen Born and raised in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Queens, the largest public housing development in the country, Derrick Lawson dreamed of a life outside the projects. Perhaps one day his interest in computers would […]

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