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STUDY: Body Mass Index of Low-Income African Americans Linked to Proximity to Fast Food

According to a recent study, the body mass index of low-income African Americans that live in close proximity to fast food is higher than those who do not. Often called food deserts, cheap, affordable, abundant fast food options in low-income neighborhoods is highly influential on obesity rates among the population.

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Father and Son to Graduate from Morehouse Together This Sunday

This Sunday, Dorian Joyner Jr. – and his Dad, Dorian Joyner Sr. – will both graduate from Morehouse College. The father and son spent three years on campus together. Dorian Sr. attended the school in the mid-80′s, but dropped out to pursue his career.

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Oakland Youth Speak Truth to Power at NAACP Leadership Conference

Youth in the Oakland community had the opportunity at the “OAKLAND NAACP Youth Leadership Conference” to ask adults the tough questions about what is happening in their community. This was not only a stage for youth inquiry, but it was also a space for youth voice to be amplified and heard. The youth spoke to […]

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Former NASA Engineer Awards Kiera Wilmot Scholarship to Space Academy

As a show of support, former NASA engineer Homer Hickam awarded Kiera a scholarship to attend the United States Advanced Space Academy (ASA), a branch of the famous Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!

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Kindergartner Uses Knowledge of His ABCs to Save Dad’s Life

Thanks to quick thinking and knowledge of his ABCs, kindergartner Nathaniel Dancy Jr. was able to save his father’s life.  Nathaniel Sr. suffered a stroke while driving down the highway with his son. He was able to pull the car over, but was thereafter incapacitated. Nathaniel Jr. sprung into action, calling his grandmother, who then initiated a three-way […]

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Charges Dropped Against 16 Year-Old Kiera Wilmot for Science Experiment Gone Wrong

Charged against 16 year-old Kiera Wilmot have been dropped. She was arrested and expelled over a science experiment gone wrong on school grounds. Wilmot – widely considered an outstanding student with a clean record – was facing up to 5 years in prison.

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David Dennis: Why isn’t New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting a ‘national tragedy’?

Writer David Dennis reflects upon how race and class impact what mainstream America deems a “national tragedy”: Why don’t tragedies like the gun violence crisis in Chicago, or the New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting receive the national mourning and media attention it deserves?

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Judge Throws Out Manslaughter Charges Against Cop Accused of Killing Ramarley Graham

A New York judge threw out manslaughter charges against Officer Richard Haste, the man accused of killing unarmed 18 year-old Ramarley Graham. Prosecutors will present the case again to a grand jury. Graham’s mother reportedly yelled “they killed my child,” and was removed from the courtroom.

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Milwaukee Set to Become Fifth City Where Fast Food Workers Strike

Two hundred Milwaukee fast food workers are set to go on strike, demanding a pay increase to $15/hr and the right to unionize.

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L.A. Unified School District Votes to Ban Suspensions for “Willful Defiance”

The Los Angeles Unified School board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions for “willful defiance,” directing school officials to use other disciplinary methods that don’t force students to miss valuable class time over fairly minor infractions.

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