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Trailer Released for Oscar Grant Film “Fruitvale”

The trailer for the acclaimed and highly-anticipated film Fruitvale has been released. Fruitvale tells the tragic story of Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA.

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Gunmen Open Fire on New Orleans Parade, Injuring 19

Gunmen open fired on a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans yesterday. Nineteen people were shot, including 10 men, 3 women, and a little boy and girl. Fortunately, no one was killed.

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Alice Walker Laments the Cruelty of America’s Continued Persecution of Assata Shakur

Alice Walker ruminates on the continued harassment and persecution of Assata Shakur in a recent blog post: “But nothing seems as cruel to me as this: that our big, muscular, macho country would go after so tiny a woman as Assata who is given sanctuary in a country smaller than many of our states.”

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Mother of Unjustly Incarcerated Son Pens Letter Describing a Mother’s Day Without Him

Last year, Brandon Jackson was sentenced to 12 years in prison by an all-white jury after defending himself against a group of white males who’d attacked him. In a passionate, inspiring letter, Fisher discusses what it feels like to spend another Mother’s Day without her son.

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Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” Bill Helps Ex-Offenders Find Employment

Many in Minnesota are hopeful that Governor Mark Dayton will sign a bill banning employers from asking a job applicant about their criminal history before the interviewing stage of the hiring process.

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Crowdfunding Campaign Helps Detroit Students Afford Clothing for Prom

An online campaign has been launched to raise money for a group of Detroit students so they can celebrate prom with their classmates. The 25 charter school students simply cannot afford clothing to attend the event. So several adults launched the campaign on Indiegogo. So far they’ve raised $628, towards a goal of $2,000. The deadline for […]

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23 Year-Old Joshua Williams Graduates from College Despite Homelessness; Starts Scholarship Fund

Williams, a senior at Bethune-Cookman College, will graduate this weekend with a degree in criminal justice. Even more astonishing? Joshua spent most of his college career without a place to live!

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Identical Twins Are Spelman College’s First-Ever Co-Valedictorians

Kristie and Kirstie Bronner are making history has Spelman College’s first ever sister co-valedictorians! The identical twins also have identical GPAs, maintaining 4.0 averages. Amazing. Congratulations to the Bronner twins, as well as the entire Spelman class of 2013!

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Outraged Parents Say Son’s Teacher Made Him Lick Desk Clean for Drawing On It

Parents of a Troy, New York elementary student were outraged to learn that their son’s teacher forced him to clean a desk with his tongue as punishment for drawing on it.

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Attorney Behind Kiera Wilmot Arrest Filed No Charges Against White Teen for Killing Little Brother

The same assistant state attorney that advised that 16 year-old Kiera Wilmot be charged with a felony for a science experiment gone wrong, advised that charges be dropped against a white teen who accidentally shot his brother with a BB gun. Many believe race is behind the seemingly unequal treatment.

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