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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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Minneapolis Program Helps Teens Make Hip Hop in Exchange for Good Grades

A program out of Minneapolis called Beats and Rhymes gives young people the training and equipment to make Hip Hop in exchange for keeping up with their schoolwork.

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Congressional Medal of Honor Awarded to Four Little Girls Killed in 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing

President Obama has signed a bill that awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to the four little girls killed in the 1963 KKK bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL.

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