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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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Morehouse College Athletes Accused of Raping Spelman Student

Four Morehouse students–three basketball players and one football player–have been charged with rape in two separate cases. The alleged victim is an 18 year-old Spelman student.

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Angela Davis Speaks Out on Addition of Assata Shakur to Most Wanted Terrorist List

Angela Davis and Shakur’s longtime attorney Lennox Hinds spoke with Democracy Now about the motivations behind the FBI’s recent actions: “I can’t help but think that it’s designed to frighten people who are involved in struggles today.”

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San Diego Students Suspended, Banned from Graduation and Prom Over Twerk Video

A group of students at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego have been suspended, banned from prom, and will not walk at graduation after participating in a twerk video that found its way onto the internet.

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Principal Fires Security Guards and Invests in Arts Programs; Transforms School!

oxbury, MA’s Orchard Gardens was a failing school until Principal Andrew Bott fired the school’s many security guards, and invested that money into art teachers, programs, and facilities. Three years later, “Orchard Gardens has one of the fastest student improvement rates statewide. And the students — once described as loud and unruly, have found their focus.”

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FBI to Add Assata Shakur to Most Wanted Terrorist List; Double Reward for Her Capture

Forty years ago today, the murder of a NJ State Trooper led to the imprisonment and conviction of Assata Shakur. To commemorate this “anniversary,” the FBI will announce today that Assata Shakur has been added to the Most Wanted Terrorist List; and doubled the reward for her capture.

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Mountain Dew Pulls Tyler, The Creator Ad After Accusations of Racism

Tyler, the Creator teamed up with Mountain Dew for an ad and…racism happened. Pepsi Co, which owns Mountain Dew, has pulled the ad. Watch it for yourself and tell us what you think…

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3 Dead, At Least 17 Wounded in Shootings Overnight in Chicago

Chicago is experiencing its warmest weather in months. And unfortunately that means a rise in gun violence. According to the Chicago Tribune, 3 are dead and 17 wounded throughout the city overnight; including a fatal shooting literally across the street from the UIC police department.

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NY Mayor Bloomberg: Critics of Stop and Frisk are Encouraging “Lawless Mayhem State”

According to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, anyone who has criticized the city’s “Stop and Frisk” program is encouraging a “lawless mayhem state.”

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