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Transgender teen stabbed on D.C. metro train

  A 15-year-old transgender teen was stabbed in the back by an attacker while riding a Green Line Metrorail in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The victim, a D.C. resident, was being treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening puncture wound. 

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Officers involved in fatal shooting of Kaimani Grey set free

The NYPD police officers who shot an killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy will not face criminal charges. Lawyers for the family of Kimani Gray, who police say was armed when he died in March 2013, notified a federal just that prosecutors said “they are not pursuing criminal charges against the (officers) and will not be […]

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Country’s oldest black university in trouble

Alumni of the country’s oldest historically black private university are fighting to keep the institution up and running. Wilberforce University was founded in 1856. So far graduates have committed to raise $2 million in cash donations to keep the southwestern Ohio school going. 

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Georgia makes history: has largest number of black women on single ballot

In November, Georgia will make history. For the first time in the state and the nation, five black women will be on a statewide ballot. 

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Community leaders say no to white cultural studies teacher

In just a few weeks a new California middle school will open. Rutherford B. Gaston is slated to open in Fresno, and black community and church leaders are calling on the Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies teacher. 

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Guest Post

We need to stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids

The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “Stop Blaming Black Parents for Underachieving Kids.” It was written by Andre M. Perry.  By: Andre M. Perry Mayors, teachers unions, and news commentators have boiled down the academic achievement gap between white and black students to one root cause: parents. Even black […]

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Guest Post

We need more black male teachers, but how do we get them?

The following post was written by Dr. Travis Bristol, a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools and teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program. He is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), and his research focuses on the intersection of race and […]

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Stephen A. Smith suspended from ESPN for comments about domestic violence

ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for remarks the television host made about domestic violence on Friday. Smith appears on the network’s show “First Take.” In addition to being suspended from the television show, Smith is also banned from making appearances on ESPN Radio for one week. 

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Guest Post

At just 3-years-old, my son has been suspended five times

The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “My Son Has Been Suspended Five Times. He’s 3.” It was written by Tunette Powell, a motivational speaker and author. She is co-founder of The Truth Heals, a nonprofit for individuals and families affected by fatherlessness. By: Tunette Powell I received a call from my […]

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Angry UPS driver gives black man noose made of packing materials

The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it’s investigating one of their drivers after a man says he handed him a noose during an office delivery. Georgia resident David Mitchell says the driver acted strangely when they first encountered each other during work hours. 

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