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Rick Ross Raps About Committing Date Rape in New Song

Rapper Rick Ross is turning heads (and stomachs) with a couple lines from a new track that seem to describe and make light of date rape. He raps: “Put molly all in her champagne, she aint even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she aint even know it.”

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Should We Raise Age for Charging Young People as Adults?

A recent editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times asks if we should raise the age for charging young people as adults from 17 to 18. If we “don’t allow 17-year-olds to vote, buy Lottery tickets or sign up for a credit card,” should we really be charging them as adults?

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Rahm Emanuel Says Chicago School Closings Are Worth It to Save Children from Failing Schools

According to Chicago Mayor RahmEmanuel, the decision to closeover 50 Chicago public schools was a difficult one, but worth it to ensure that students aren’t trapped in failing schools. Nearly 30,000 students will be affected; most of them African American.

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George Zimmerman’s Brother Compares Trayvon Martin to Alleged Baby-Killer De’Marquise Elkins

George Zimmerman’s brother went on a tirade this weekend, linking Trayvon Martin with 17 year-old alleged baby killer De’Marquise Elkins: “Lib media shld ask if what these2 black teens did 2 a woman&baby is the reason ppl think blacks mightB risky”

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Chicago Public Schools Announce 54 School Closures, Nearly 30,000 Students Affected

As expected, Chicago Public Schools announced the closing of an incredible number of schools; 54 to be exact. These closures disproportionately impact black and brown students, and many parents and community members are OUTRAGED.

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Chicago Nightclub Shooting: What Was 13 Year-old Rapper Lil’ Mouse Doing There?

13 year-old “gangsta rapper” Lil Mouse was a performer at a record release party on the city’s South Side that turned into a shootout, leaving at least 7 people injured. What is a 13 year-old doing at a nightclub on a school night?

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President Obama to Designate Harriet Tubman Park a National Monument

This Monday, President Obama will designate five new national parks; one will be for the legendary Harriet Tubman.Tubman was an incredible woman, more than deserving of such an honor.

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‘Things Fall Apart’ Author Chinua Achebe Dead at 82

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has passed away at the age of 82. Achebe is best known for his classic novel, Things Fall Apart. Fortunately for us, Achebe left behind an impressive body of work. May he rest in peace. Thoughts on the life and legacy of Chinua Achebe?

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REPORT: Half of People Shot by Police are Mentally Ill

According to an investigation conducted by the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, a shockingly high percentage of those shot by police are mentally ill.

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NYPD Whistleblowers Say Stop and Frisk Abuse Was Propelled by Quota System; Called ‘Rats’ by Fellow Officers

Two NYPD whistleblowers have testified that abuse of the Stop and Frisk program was propelled by a quota system, in which officers were pressured to make a certain amount of stops per month. They;ve since been harrassed and labeled as ‘rats’ by fellow officers.

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