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Chicago Youth on Gun Violence: “It Feels Like We’re in a World War”

Middle school student Mercedes Austin recently penned a passionate editorial on the gun violence crisis in her hometown of Chicago: “Here in the Englewood area, it feels like we’re in a WORLD WAR.”

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Editorial Asks “Where Are Ordinary Black Youth in Popular Culture?”

A recent editorial asks the question, “Where Are Ordinary Black Youth in Popular Culture?” Are the stories of black youth that are “neither marginalized or at the proverbial mountaintop” invisible to mainstream America?

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Poison-Tainted Letter Addressed to Pres. Obama Intercepted at Screening Facility

Since yesterday, three letters addressed to specific politicians have been intercepted after testing positive for a poisonous substance called ricin. One of them was intended for President Obama.

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Class-Action Suit Challenges California’s Race-Based Prison Segregation Policy

The California prison system is under fire for their race-based system of segregation. Prison officials say the system is necessary to deal with race-based violence; opponents argue there’s no excuse for racial segregation of ANY kind.

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Central Park Five Documentary Airs Tonight on PBS

Ken Burn’s new documentary Central Park Five premieres tonight on PBS. The film recounts the “Central Park Jogger” case, in which five black and Hispanic young men were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park.

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Chief Keef Under Fire for Lyrics Threatening Woman For Not Performing Sex Act on Him

Chief Keef is under fire for a new song in which he threatens to murder a women for not performing a sex act on him: “You ain’t gonna let me f— you, and I feel you / But you gone suck my d— or I’ll kill you”

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Do Churches Have a Responsibility to Promote Healthy Living to Their Congregations?

A recent survey of African American church goers in North Carolina finds that a majority of the respondents believe that churches have a responsibility to promote healthy living to their congregations. Do you agree?

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New Documentary Explores Obama’s “Complicated” Relationship with Black Community

A new documentary – “A Complicated Affair” – explores President Obama’s complex relationship with the black community, examining the widespread support and criticism he’s received from African Americans

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Louisiana City Set to Ban Saggy Pants

A city in Louisiana is set to ban saggy pants. An ordinance has been passed in The Terrebonne Parish Council and is expected to be signed by the Parish President. Is a ban on saggy pants necessary? Is it just another way to criminalize black youth?

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Police Sgt. Fired For Bringing Trayvon Martin Targets to Gun Range

A Florida police officer has been fired after bringing Trayvon Martin targets to a gun range.

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