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Brittney Griner Covers ESPN Magazine; Talks Coming Out, Bullying, and Sexual Identity

Out WNBA player Brittney Griner covers ESPN Magazine’s Taboo issue. In it, she talks coming out, bullying, and sexual identity: “So many people exist between the two ends of the spectrum, but no one wants to admit it. If you’re in between, they say something is wrong with you. ‘We can fix you.’ Well, I don’t need fixing.”

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Chicago Closes 50 Public Schools, While Spending $100 Million on Private Stadium Project?!

The city of Chicago closed 50 public schools because of a budget shortfall; but that hasn’t stopped them from dedicating $100 million to a new “event center,” including a 500-room hotel and basketball arena for DePaul University.

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New Report Takes Aim at New York City’s School-to-Prison Pipeline

A new report calls for reform of New York City public school disciplinary policies that lead to young people being arrested for minor infractions.

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George Zimmerman’s Legal Defense Fund is Nearly Empty Less Than Two Weeks Before Trial

According to his attorneys, George Zimmerman’s legal defense fund is almost gone. Though it reportedly had $315,000 in January, there is less than $5,000 left. His team says Zimmerman needs at least $75,000 to even have a chance at mounting a good defense.

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Alice Walkers Pens Letter To Alicia Keys, Asking That She Cancel Israel Concert

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Alice Walker has written Keys an open letter, requesting that she reconsider a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv, Israel:

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Youth Homelessness is On The Rise in Illinois

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, youth homelessness is on the rise. Though an official count has not been made since 2005, shelters and hotline data suggests that more and more youth are on the streets.

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Number of Blacks in Elite Careers Hurt by Declining Racial Diversity Efforts

As a Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action looms, a New York Times analysis shows that progress has stalled for African Americans in elite careers.

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Father of Slain 6-Month Old Jonylah Watkins Pledges to Turn His Life Around

Speaking out for the first time at a press conference yesterday, Jonathan Watkins – father of slain 6-month old Jonylah Watkins – says the incident has inspired him to turn his life around.

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CPS: High School Graduation Rate in Chicago Hits Record High

A week after closing 50 Chicago public schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting an increased high school graduation rate as a sign that “we are pointed in the right direction, making the right decisions for our children.”

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29 Shot, 6 Fatally in Memorial Day Weekend Violence in Chicago

A 15 year-old girl sitting on her boyfriend’s front porch is among the 29 people shot over the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. Police say her boyfriend was the intended target. Overall, 6 people were killed over the weekend.

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