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The world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day

Today, people from all over the world will gather to celebrate the life an legacy of Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela International Day is a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela’s birthday. Mandela, who was the former president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died at 95 on Dec. 5, 2013. 

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Baby abandoned on doorstep set for college this fall

This is a story that we need more of. An 18-year-old girl who was left on the doorstep of a complete stranger is set to attend college this fall. Last Friday marked 18 years since Janessa Gibbs showed up on the doorstep of Sara Gibbs’ Mississippi home. 

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Promoting literacy: Florida barbershop hands out books to young customers

If you go to Royal Touch Barbershop in Riviera Beach, Florida, you’ll get more than a haircut if you’re a young boy. Reggie Ross who owns the shop has boys and men reading books on various subjects such as culture, history, achieving success and college matriculation. Why? Because he wants to promote literacy among black […]

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Guest Post

No more excuses: Let’s close the achievement gap

The following post was written by Roger Madison. It originally appears on Black Star Journal, under the title of , “Let’s Close the Achievement Gap: No More Excuses.” By: Roger Madison I am tired of listening to excuses. I am quite frankly puzzled by the growing achievement gaps in testing results that we read about […]

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BYP100′s Charlene Carruthers talks liberation with EBONY

The following post originally appears on EBONY, and was written by Ugi Ugwuomo. It’s original title is, “Charlene Carruthers of the Black Youth Project on Liberation.” By: Ugi Ugwuomo The Freedom Side - a collective of young leaders comprised of members of the Dream Defenders, United We Dream, Young People’s Project and nearly two-dozen other organizations […]

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Transgender woman identified as sibling of NBA star Reggie Bullock

  A slain transgender woman from Baltimore has been identified as the sibling of Los Angeles Clippers player Reggie Bullock. Mia Henderson, 26, was found dead in Baltimore on the morning of July 16. Bullock confirmed that Henderson was his sibling.

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The realities of police brutality

  By: Mark Eubanks In 1833, Philadelphia organized an independent, 24 hour a day, police force. In 1844, New York City had two police forces; daytime duty and the night watch. During this period, police departments were headed by police chiefs, appointed and accountable to political bosses. Corruption was commonplace.

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Video: New PBS documentary shines light on story of teen sentenced to life in prison

The justice system is anything but just, especially when it comes to black men and boys. A new PBS documentary is not only shedding light on that fact, but highlights the story of a teen sentenced to four consecutive life sentences at just 15. 

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White man slaps, spits on 79-year-old notable judge for cigarette

A white Chicago man is behind bars after slapping a 79-year-old Cook County judge in the face for smoking a cigarette near him. Judge Arnette Hubbard was also spit on by David C. Nicosia, 55, and called “Rosa Parks” outside the Daley Center. 

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Arizona school under fire for teaching literature that outlines the ‘benefits of slavery’

An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.  Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage Academy seniors in Mesa. 

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