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How Jimi Hendrix’s race became his ‘invisible legacy’

The following piece is from CNN. It was written by John Blake. By: John Blake Two weeks after closing Woodstock with his reinvention of “The Star Spangled Banner,” Jimi Hendrix decided to offer a free concert for a group he called “my people.” He held a concert for an African-American audience in Harlem, a place […]

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Democratic Candidates Must Work Harder to Lock in Black Voters

The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Charles D. Ellison. By: Charles D. Ellison New polls are showing weaker-than-usual African-American support for Democratic candidates, while the GOP is gaining ground with voters of color.

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#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday. The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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Lawsuit: Georgia teen arrested, held at gunpoint for seatbelt violation

An incident that one family is calling police brutality has resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a Georgia police department.  High school senior Montre’ Merritt was pulling into his driveway when a Waycross police officer pulled him over on Jan. 18. The officer then got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at […]

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Princeton graduate creates app for Chicago Public School students

A 2013 Princeton University grad student has created a new mobile app that is sure to inspire students to want to achieve higher grades. Trevor Wilkins, who also attended Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, created Küdzoo, an app that brings businesses and schools together with the goal of motivating students to excel. 

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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison. Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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The Racist Housing Policies That Built Ferguson

The following piece is from The Atlantic. It was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates By: Ta-Nehisi Coates The geography of America would be unrecognizable today without the race-based social engineering of the mid-20th century.

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Black Turnout in 1964, and Beyond

The following post is from the New York Times. It was written by Alan Flippen. By: Alan Flippen The Times has converted all of its 1964 issues into a digitized, searchable format. Each week, The Upshot will unearth an item from 50 years ago and put it in the light of today. “U.S. Negro Voters Put at 5.5 Million” […]

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Protesters in Ferguson march to trooper’s doorstep

  Police officers in Ferguson said they are concerned about their safety after several protesters arrived outside of the home of an officer with the Missouri Highway Patrol earlier this week.

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