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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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Harlem Youth Hope to Help End Gun Violence w/ Documentary

A group of Harlem teens partnered with the Harlem Hospital Center and The New York County District Attorney’s Office on a documentary exploring gun violence. The film focuses on Dedric Hammond, who once lived by the gun until a brush with death took his life in a different direction. He is now a violence interrupter.

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Proposed North Carolina Law Forces Teens to Get Notarized Parental Consent for STD Testing

A proposed law moving through the N. Carolina legislature requires teens to get notarized parental consent to access testing and treatment for STDs, pregnancy, mental health, and substance abuse.

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ASSATA TEACH-IN: Tell and Learn The Real Story of Assata Shakur

Join folks from across the country for Assata Teach-ins during the week of June 2nd – June 9th! You can organize a teach-in of your own, or attend one in your community. Learn more at AssataTeachIn.com

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Black USC Students Accuse LAPD of Racial Profiling After Chaotic Party Breakup

Students at the University of Southern California are fighting back against what they feel was a racially-biased, heavy-handed shutdown of an off-campus party.

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