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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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Young Chicago Poet Malcolm London Will Address Race, Class, Education on TED show

Accomplished young Chicago poet Malcolm London will be featured on “TED Talks Education” tonight on PBS, performing a spoken word piece dealing with race, class, and education.

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Does America Care About Murders in Black Communities?

In a recent op-ed, Tamika Mallory asserts that our nation is desensitized to the murders in black communities: “Do we really think that if kids in Beverly Hills, the nice suburbs of Chicago or the Upper East Side were shot and killed on a daily basis like those in Brooklyn, the South Side of Chicago, or Compton, there wouldn’t be more outrage?”

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FOX Finally Cancels COPS

After twenty five years on the air, Fox has finally canceled one of the most offensive shows in television history; COPS. The show will move to niche network Spike TV, where it will have a significantly smaller audience.

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Assata Shakur Releases Open Letter: “All I have is my voice, my spirit and the will to tell the truth.”

In the wake of her addition to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, Assata Shakur has released an open letter. “All I have is my voice, my spirit and the will to tell the truth. But I sincerely ask, those of you in the Black media, those of you in the progressive media, those of you who believe in truth freedom, To publish this statement and to let people know what is happening.”

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Demonstrations Against Conservative Agenda Continue in North Carolina

A group of ministers, students, and activists have been engaging in civil disobedience in North Carolina, in protest of a conservative agenda that attacks voting rights, health care for the poor, and environmental laws. And young people have been leading the charge

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Youth Civil Rights Activists Finally Get A Prom, Fifty Years Later

Young people from Birmingham, AL that took part in Dr. King’s Children’s March in 1963 were denied their proms in their home city. Now fifty year later, an event has been organized to give those students the prom they never had.

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