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Student says teacher’s ‘help’ was actually cheating

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The Grio | July 11, 2011 Amirah Tavares recently graduated from high school with plans of going to college and a new knowledge her former teacher’s ‘help’ was actually cheating.

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From a standout player, a different sort of care basket

From a standout player, a different sort of care basket Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times | July 3, 2011 Allan Guei was a standout player on the Compton High School basketball team, but when he stepped to the free-throw line for a chance to win $40,000 in college expenses, he admitted to feeling a little pressure. […]

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If Caylee Anthony had been black, would you know her name?

If Caylee Anthony had been black, would you know her name? Washington Post | July 8, 2011 Here’s a quiz: Which names do you recognize? Aja. N’Kiah. Tatianna. Brittany. Caylee. All five girls, authorities said, were killed by their mothers. Yet it’s likely that, besides their family and friends, not many people remember sisters Aja […]

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Race is the ‘Strongest Predictor’ of Disparities in Birth Outcomes

Race is the ‘Strongest Predictor’ of Disparities in Birth Outcomes Annie Gldzhyan, The Loop 21 | July 11, 2011 Enormous stressors and hardships are some reasons to why there is a disparity in birth outcomes. “Any state you look at, you see the same disparities, and race is the strongest predictor of disparities,”says Dr. Deborah Ehrenthal, […]

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Michelle Bachmann Signs Pledge that Says Black Children Better Off During Slavery

Michelle Bachmann Signs Pledge that Says Black Children Better Off During Slavery Cheryl Contee, Jack and Jill Politics | July 8, 2011 In Iowa, there’s a social conservative pledge called “The Marriage Vow — A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” that is anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage, anti-divorce etc etc that GOP candidates are […]

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Does living in a diverse community make you safer?

Does living in a diverse community make you safer? Monique Morris, The Grio | July 7, 2011 Residential integration has long been associated with an improved quality of life for people of color in America. Civil and human rights leaders for over a century have elevated the importance of diversity and inclusion in housing as […]

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Report: Educational Inequities Still Hold Black Students Back

Report: Educational Inequities Still Hold Black Students Back Frank McCoy, BET News | July 1, 2011 The U.S. Department of Education released part one of its 2009-10 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Thursday, and it is a comprehensive, and downbeat, look at the education of 75 percent of American students in more than 7,000 districts. The […]

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President Obama’s Live Twitter Town Hall

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Whitehouse.gov | July 6, 2011 JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV

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Sen. Durbin Chairs First-ever Senate Hearing on DREAM Act

Sen. Durbin Chairs First-ever Senate Hearing on DREAM Act Eddie Garcia, CampusProgress | June 29, 2011 Yesterday’s first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act was nothing short of historic. Three hundred immigrant youth from all across the country ascended on Capitol Hill to watch Senator Durbin (D-Ill) solicit unprecedented testimonies from administration officials explaining why the […]

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Filling In Bubbles: Test Driven School Reform and Disengaging Working Class You

Filling In Bubbles:  Test Driven School Reform and Disengaging Working Class Youth Mark Naison (via NewBlackMan) | June 29, 2011 If I was going to figure out a plan to get working class youth to disengage from school, here would be my major components. First, I would make students sit at their desks all day […]

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