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Giants condemned for hiring anti-gay director of team development

The Human Rights Campaign has blasted the New York Giants’ hire of former NFL wide receiver David Tyree for his previous comments that expressed anti-gay views. Tyree, who has taken a public stance against gay rights, was hired as the team’s director of player development. 

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BYP100 makes list of ‘Leaders of the New School’

The Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) has ranked among Empowerment Magazine’s “8 ‘Leaders of the New School’ in Civil Rights You Should Know.“ 

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Isaiah Austin offered job with NBA

  Isaiah Austin, the Baylor basketball star whose NBA dreams were cut short when it was discovered that he had a career-ending condition, has a job offer from the NBA. The NBA has previously ceremoniously drafted Austin, who was slated to be a first round pick, earlier this year. Now, Austin reveals that he has a job […]

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Mother arrested for letting child play while she worked loses job

Debra Harrell, the South Carolina woman who was arrested for allowing her daughter to play in a park while she worked, has been fired from her job. Harrell, who cannot afford childcare, was working at McDonald’s when she was arrested. The company has not issued a statement regarding her firing.

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Student who went to MIT at 14 still shines today

A young man who went to MIT is still making us proud. David Van Valen set the trend years ago when he was accepted into the prestigious institution at just 14. 

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Guest Post

Scholarship coach shares how she graduated with no debt and $10,000 refund

The following post originally appears on the Huffington Post as part of its Money Mic series. It was written by Shanice Miller, author of “How to Graduate College Debt-Free with Money in the Bank.” By: Shanice Miller The first time I ever heard about student loan debt was in 2007. I was a high school senior […]

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I’m afraid of dying like Eric Garner

The following piece originally appeared on The Root. It was written by Jean McGianni Celestin, and appears under the title of, “I’m Terrified of Dying Like Eric Garner.” By: Jean McGianni Celestin When video footage of a California highway patrolman pummeling a defenseless 51-year-old black woman named Marlene Pinnock surfaced on July 1, it sent shock waves throughout many […]

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Tony Dungy on Michael Sam: ‘I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it’

Former NFL coach and current NBC commentator Tony Dungy is in the news for saying that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. 

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Obama calls for an end to job bias against gays, signs executive order

President Obama called on Congress on Monday to ban job discrimination against gay Americans. The call came as he signed an executive order doing so for workers of federal contractors. 

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New York approves segregation proposal in high-rises

The City of New York approved a proposal to build a “poor door,” or separate door for residents living in affordable housing to enter their building. The proposal, submitted by Extell, one of the most prominent developers in the city, gives the company the right to install a separate set of doors into a high-rise […]

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