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Eric Holder Unveils Major Drug Sentencing Reforms

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce major drug sentencing reforms today. The Justice Department will avoid charging low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences, as long as they’re not connected with criminal organizations.

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Grand Jury Will NOT Charge Officer Who Shot and Killed Unarmed Teenager Ramarley Graham

Not to be outdone by the antics of Florida, a grand jury has decided not to charge an NYPD officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager, Ramarley Graham. Federal Prosecutors say they will review the case to determine if Graham’s civil rights were violated.

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POLL: Sizable Portion of American Public Have No Friends of Other Races

According to a recent poll, a sizable portion of the American public have no friends of other races. Roughly 40 percent of whites and about 25 percent of non-whites have no friends outside of their own race. The results highlight America’s persistent segregation and stark polarization on issues involving race.

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Bayard Rustin to be Posthumously Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Chair of Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearings is a Staunch Supporter of the Policy

The man chosen to chair hearings on Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is Rep. Matt Gaetz, a staunch supporter of the law: “I don’t support changing one damn comma of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. …It would be reactionary and dangerous to make Floridians less safe to pacify uninformed protesters.”

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17-Year Old James Martin Graduates from College w/ 3.9 GPA

At 17-years old, James Martin has graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in molecular biology – and a 3.9 GPA!

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Project NIA’s Youth-Friendly Reader About the Trayvon Martin Case

Project NIA has collected some of the most interesting and valuable information, commentary and artistic reflections out there on the Trayvon Martin case into a reader geared towards young people. It’s a great resource for educating and empowering our youth in the wake of this tragedy.

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Jackie Robinson Statue Vandalized w/ Swastika, Racial Slurs

This morning, news surfaced that a statue of Jackie Robinson was vandalized with racial slurs and swastikas.

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NYC Public Library System Drops $300M on Midtown Branch, While Harlem Library is Outrageously Underfunded

While the New York Public Library system intends to invest $300 million in renovations for its flagship 5th Avenue facility, Harlem’s Macomb’s Bridge library is housed in a converted studio apartment, and boasts 14 chairs, 10 laptops, and 61 shelves of books. Only 25 people can occupy the space at one time. Couldn’t some of that $300 million go to NYC’s underfunded libraries, like the one in Harlem?

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Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign to Release Hip Hop Album to Fight Childhood Obesity

In her latest effort to combat childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama is set to release a 19-track album of mostly hip-hop songs to further her Let’s Move! campaign.

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