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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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Nat. Science Foundation Awards Clemson $5 Mill Grant to Advance Blacks in Computer Science

The National Science Foundation has awarded Clemson University with a $5 million grant launch an initiative aimed at increasing black participation in computer science.

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Bronx Bus Tour Shows NYC Tourists What a “Real Ghetto” Looks Like

NYC bus tour Real Bronx Tours reportedly takes foreigners on a tour of the Bronx to learn what a “real ghetto” looks like. Past patrons say the tour guide, Lynn Battaglia, pokes fun at the borough and its residents throughout the tour; lambasting the Bronx as a crime and poverty-infested nightmare.

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Dozens Arrested in Chicago School Closing Protests

Dozens were arrested yesterday, during the last of three protests calling for a moratorium on the mass school closings in Chicago. The Chicago Public Schools Board will vote on the 54 Chicago school closures this Wednesday.

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14 Year-Old D’Asia Robinson Killed by Stray Bullet While Riding City Bus

14 year-old D’Asia Robinson was killed last Saturday after being shot in the head by a stray bullet while riding a city bus. Friends and family have created memorials and had vigils for the slain young lady, and the tragedy has sparked renewed calls from community leaders and residents for an end to the senseless violence.

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