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Shay-la Taylor Was in Labor While Oklahoma Tornado Destroyed Hospital

Shay-la Taylor endured the unthinkable; the 25 year-old was in labor during the massive Oklahoma tornado!

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WATCH: 9 Year-Old Asean Johnson Captivates School Closing Protesters w/ Passionate Speech

It was a very sad day for many Chicago parents, teachers, and community members; as the Chicago School Board voted to close 50 schools. But there was one bright spot on an otherwise cloudy day; Asean Johnson, a 9 year-old CPS student who left a massive crowd of protesters riveted with a incredibly passionate speech.

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REPORT: 400,000 Innocent Black and Latino New Yorkers ‘Stopped and Frisked’ in 2012

According a new report released by the NYCLU, the Stop and Frisk program led to 400,000 innocent black and Latino New Yorkers being stopped by the NYPD.

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George Zimmerman’s Attorney Wants to Reference Trayvon Martin’s Drug Use in Court

George Zimmerman’s attorney is reportedly asking a judge to allow Trayvon Martin’s drug use to be referenced in court. They alleged that Martin was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the incident.

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Chicago School Board Votes to Close 50 Schools; Largest School Closure in City’s History

Despite days of protests and acts of civil disobedience, the Chicago Public School Board has voted to close 49 elementary schools and 1 high school program; the largest school closure in the city’s history.

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WATCH: Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) Releases PSA Condemning NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) just dropped a hard-hitting public service announcement to draw attention to the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk policy. The video – “Don’t Tread on Me” – highlights the harmful impact of this racist, unconstitutional policy, and the fight to have it struck down.

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Dillard U. President: Why Did Dr. Dre Donate $35 Million to USC, and Not a Black College?

Dr. Dre’s generous $35 million gift to USC made headlines across the country. But in a recent editorial, Dillard University president Walter M. Kimbrough posed an interesting question:Why didn’t Dr. Dre give that money to a black college?

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Chelesa Fearce Overcomes Homelessness; Will Start College as a Junior at Spelman

Georgia teen Chelesa Fearce spent most of her high school career homeless, oftentimes living out of her mother’s car. But Fearce persevered. She achieved a 4.466 GPA, took all college courses during her senior year, and will start as a junior at Spelman this fall.

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18 Year-Old Eesha Khare Invents Device that Charges Cell Phones in 30 Seconds

18 Year-Old Eesha Khare grew tired of her cell phone losing power so quickly. So this brilliant young lady invented a device that charges cell phones in 20-30 seconds max!

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Does Obama Unfairly Hold African Americans to a Different Standard?

President Obama’s Morehouse commencement speech has reignited conversation regarding the idea that he might be unfairly holding black youth to a different standard. What do you think, was his speech problematic or was it necessary? Does Obama hold our community to a different standard?

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