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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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Will Marissa Alexander be Pardoned?

As controversy surrounding Florida’s Stand Your Ground law persists, much attention has been paid to the shocking case of Marissa Alexander. A growing chorus of voices are calling for her to be pardoned.

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Ebony Magazine Dedicates September Issue to Trayvon Martin w/ Four Covers

Ebony Magazine is dedicating their September issue cover to Trayvon Martin. The magazine will feature four covers honoring the memory of Trayvon Martin. Three covers feature celebrity dads Spike Lee, Dwanye Wade, and Boris Kodjoe posing with their sons in hoodies; the fourth features Trayvon Martin’s family.

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Dream Defenders’ Occupation of Florida Capitol Enters 4th Week

The Dream Defenders’ occupation of the Florida state capitol has entered its fourth week. They’re calling for passage of Trayvon’s Law; a comprehensive piece of legislation designed to combat the systemic racism that funnels black and brown youth into prison, or into the ground.

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Negro League Players Honored by President Obama

Yesterday, President Obama honored former Negro League players for their contributions to African American history.

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Two Texas Women Sue State Troopers After Roadside Body Cavity Searches

Two women are filing a lawsuit after being subjected to roadside body cavity searches by Texas State Troopers. The searches were performed during  routine traffic stops by female officers. And though the practice seems outrageous, it’s being asserted by lawyers and civil rights advocates that roadside cavity searches are actually standard policy in Texas. Victims […]

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14-Year Old Shaaliver Douse Shot and Killed by NYPD

14-year old Shaaliver Douse was shot and killed by police after ignoring commands to drop his weapon.

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CeCe McDonald Pens Letter from Prison About Trayvon, Racism, and Survivor’s Guilt

Cece McDonald is a black transgender youth currently serving a 41-month sentence for stabbing a person who attacked her and her friends. She recently penned a letter from prison where she discusses the justice system, and how it feels to be a survivor. The letter, which was featured on ColorLines, says in part:

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Oprah Winfrey: Trayvon Martin Parallels Emmett Till

During a recent interview, Oprah Winfrey discussed her new film “The Butler” and how it will impact audiences, considering the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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