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Chicago Students Boycott Standardized Test to Protest School Closings

On Wednesday over 100 Chicago students boycotted a standardized test in protest of the mass school closings in their city. The test they boycotted, The Prairie State Achievement Examination, is an exam students are required to take. Instead, these young people gathered at Chicago Public Schools headquarters and made their voices heard. The protest was […]

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Poor Police-Community Relations Present Major Obstacle to Stemming Tide of Violence in Chicago

Poor relations between the Chicago Police Department and residents in Chicago’s most embattled neighborhoods has created a climate of anger, fear and distrust; major obstacles to stemming the tide of violence in the city.

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Mothers of Young Men Slain by NYPD Call on Artists to Submit Songs for Justice

The Justice Committee has released a video featuring mothers of young men killed by the NYPD, calling on musicians to write and submit lyrics or original songs that demand justice for their families.

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GENERATION JOBLESS: 300M Youth Around the World are Out of Work

According to a recent article in the Economist, almost 300 million youth around the world between the ages of 15-24 are not working.

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House Honors Four Little Girls Killed in Birmingham Church Bombing

The four young victims of the infamous 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama are one step closer to being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest civilian honor.

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LZ Granderson: Treat Chicago Gangs as Terrorists

A powerful editorial by LZ Granderson asks why American doesn’t fight gang violence with the same sense of urgency with which it combats terrorism.

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Wisconsin Incarcerates More of Its Black Male Population Than Any Other State

According to a new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin has incarcerated 12.8% of its black male residents, a larger percentage than any other state.

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Black Scientists and Engineers Host Field Trip to Inspire Black Youth

The Northern California Council of Black Professional Engineers recently gave black students the opportunity to talk with black scientists and engineers. They explored career interests, toured a college campus, and met with black scientists and engineers seeking to inspire students to enter those fields.

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Detroit Party Store Mocks Black Customers; Posts Racist Images on Social Media

A Detroit party store is under fire after racist images mocking its black customers were posted on instagram. After an investigation, it was discovered that the images were uploaded by the store owner’s son. Despicable.

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Obama Administration Announce New Drug Policy Emphasizing Treatment Over Incarceration

The Obama Administration has announced a new policy for fighting drug abuse; one that emphasizes treatment over incarceration. The plan will use public health tools to address the root causes of drug use and abuse, and divert offenders to rehabilitation programs.

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