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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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Chicago Violence: 2 Killed, 11 Wounded in Overnight Shootings

Unfortunately, as the temperature rises in the Windy City, so does instances of violence. Thirteen people were wounded, two of them fatally, in the past 24 hours. Terrible, tragic news. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this recent spate of violence.

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CTU, Parents to File Federal Lawsuits to Halt Chicago School Closings

The Chicago Teacher’s Union will file two federal lawsuits over the mass school closings in Chicago. Filed on behalf of parents of CPS students, the suit alleges civil rights violations. The vast majority of these controversial closings impacted minority students.

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Uni-ball Releases Racist Ad Mocking Black Men in Prison

Uni Ball’s latest ad is among the most racist ever, featuring a black male prison inmate reading a letter from one of his “homies”: “What up, homie. It’s wack that 5-0 bust you shifting bricks of da funky buddha. And I ain’t just spitting, yo. Everyday we be respecting wit a 40 on da floor for our peeps in lockdown.” Seriously.

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