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Black Generation Gap Video: Changing Views of Racism

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The Root | June 6, 2011 The Root took to the streets of D.C. to see if the premise of a new book is true: that younger blacks are more optimistic in the face of racism.

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The Battle Over School Integration

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CNN (via Huffington Post) | June 1, 2011 The debate over segregation continues at one of the nation’s top schools after the principal received the following message: integrate or lose funding. According to CNN , Connecticut’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School, which boasts a 100 percent graduation rate, was at risk of being closed if they failed to […]

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“How can you ignore, we’re dying at the door?” – SOUTH SIDE TRAUMA CENTER NOW!

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FLY | May 24, 2011 Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) “Trauma Center Track” about our campaign to get a level 1 trauma center at the U of C Medical Center because the south side currently has NONE and the U of C receives THE MOST tax breaks of any south side hospital while providing […]

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New Documentary, “Dark Girls,” Explores Racial Bias

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Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color—particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture. Directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry Produced by Bill Duke for Duke Media and D. Channsin Berry for Urban Winter Entertainment Co-Produced by Bradinn French Edited by Bradinn […]

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Priceless Gown Project Sends Girls to Prom in Dream Dresses

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NBC Nightly News | May 20, 2011 In Baltimore, Md., The Priceless Gown Project is making Prom dreams a reality.  The project boutique gave away free dresses to over 500 young ladies who otherwise may not have been able to finance their dream gown. A unique shopping experience, the ladies are paired with a personal […]

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“Louder Than a Bomb” Premieres This Week

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Film Website | May 19, 2011 Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare to compete in the world’s largest youth slam. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice […]

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Family Wants Justice for Aiyana Jones

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My Fox Detroit | May 16, 2011 DETROIT (WJBK) – The family of Aiyana Jones is demanding justice. “I’m going to fight for my baby. I’m going to get justice for Aiyana,” said Mertilla Jones, Aiyana’s grandmother. She said that’s what keeps her going through the pain and grief of losing her seven-year-old granddaughter. Aiyana was shot […]

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Michelle Obama Delivers Spelman College Commencement Speech

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May 15, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged this year’s graduates of Spelman College to use their degrees to pay it forward. But as you climb those career ladders, just remember to reach down and pull others up behind you.

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Teen Creates Non-Profit to Help the Homeless

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NBC Nightly News | May 11, 2011 For his Eagle Scout project, 14-year-old Nicholas Cobb started “Comfort and Joy,” a non-profit that raises money to buy winter coats for the homeless.

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Is School Discipline Too Harsh?

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CNN | May 9, 2011

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