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D.C. twins graduate at the top of their class

A pair of Washington, D.C. twins will graduate at the top of their class this week. Mickay and Rickay Thompson, who is also a mom, will share the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of H.D. Woodson High School. 

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Report: 90% of employees at Facebook are white

For the first time in the history of the company, Facebook released its diversity report to the public. The results reveal a huge race and gender gap in terms of employment. 

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Guest Post

What the Central Park Five case says about race relations in America

The following piece originally appeared on The New York Times under the “To the Editor” section. It was submitted by Sarah Bryer in response to the Central Park Five ruling. By: Sarah Bryer To the Editor: Re “5 Exonerated in Jogger Rape Agree to Settle” (front page, June 20): The story of the Central Park Five is […]

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Boy missing for two weeks found alive in parent’s basement

A 12-year-old Detroit boy who had been missing for almost two weeks was found safe and sound in his parent’s basement. Officers discovered the boy while serving a search warrant on the home as part of their investigation into his disappearance. 

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White district sends black youth back to failing schools

Hundreds of mostly poor students of color will be sent back to their home districts next school year. The students used  controversial Missouri law to transfer out of the failing schools, to enter better schools in predominately white neighborhoods. 

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Guest Post

The reason why young black men can’t work

The following post originally appeared on ColorLines as part of its “Life Cycles of Inequity” series. The series explores the ways in which inequity impacts the lives of black men. Each month, we focus on a life stage or event in which that impact has been shown to be particularly profound. Previously, we focused on implicit bias […]

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White ‘Think Like A Man Too’ actor doesn’t feel snubbed by Essence Magazine

Think Like A Man Too actor Gary Owen has responded to being excluded from an Essence magazine cover that featured all of the black male cast members.

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As Nigeria wraps up investigation, 90 more children kidnapped

Nigerian officials may have closed their investigation into the kidnapping of more than 200 missing girls, but the case is not closed. In fact, at least 60 girls and women and more than 30 boys were abducted over the weekend. The Boko Haram terror group is believed to be responsible for the kidnapping. 

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First Lady: ‘U.S. is ready for a female president’

First lady Michelle Obama says that America is ready for a female president. The comments came during an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts.

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The faces of the Nigerian schoolgirls forgotten by the world

This post originally appeared on The Daily Mail under the title of “Kidnapped by Islamist militants two months ago…the haunting faces of Nigerian schoolgirls hostages the world has forgotten.” It was written by Gordon Brown, United Nation Special Envoy for Global Education.  By: Gordon Brown These are the names and faces of some of the more […]

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