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Homeless Woman Sent to Prison for Sending Child to Better School Out of Her District

Tonya McDowell – a 34 year-old homeless woman – has been given prison time for sending her child to a better school out of her district. Should a parent receive jail time for securing a quality education for her child?

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COLORLINES Asks Youth of Color: ‘Do Cops Make Schools Safe?’

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Lost in the conversation surrounding putting more police officers in school has been the voices of young people, the ones most impacted by such a policy. Colorlines traveled to Los Angeles and spoke with youth of color and get their thoughts on making schools safer.

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Homeless Man Returns Engagement Ring; Receives $175,000 in Donations!

A woman named Sarah Darling accidentally dropped her engagement ring homeless man Billy Ray Harris’cup. Rather than pawn it, Harris returned it to her. Since then, his actions have gone viral, and supporters have raised $175,000 for him. Amazing.

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University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative Helps Young Men Navigate College

University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative has helped young men navigate their way through college, with much success! What other ways can organizations work to increase the college enrollment of black males?

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‘Out-of-Control’ 8 Year-old Handcuffed, Jailed for Two Hours for Throwing Tantrum

An 8 year-old Illinois girl was handcuffed and jailed for two hours after she allegedly threw a massive tantrum at school. School officials say she was out of control, but is it ever appropriate to handcuff and jail an 8 year-old?

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NYC Ad Campaign Uses Fear and Shame to Deter Teen Pregnancy

A new NYC ad campaign is facing criticism for using fear and shame to prevent teen pregnancy. Sad photos of infants with tag lines like “Honestly mom…chances are he won’t stay with you. What happens to me?” Is a fear-based campaign like this going too far?

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Marco McMillian’s Family and Gay Rights Advocates Call for Hate Crime Investigation

Family members and gay rights advocates are calling for the murder of Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian to be investigated as a hate crime. Marco McMillian was found dead near a Mississippi River levee. He had been beaten, dragged, and set on fire.

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Two Howard University Students are Suing AKA Sorority for Human Rights Violations

Two Howard University students are suing Alpha Kappa Alpha for hazing them, and not admitting them into the sorority. They say their familial status – the fact that their mothers are members – is the reason why they weren’t admitted.

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Why Hasn’t The Legendary Jack Johnson Been Pardoned?

Jack Johnson was the first black heavyweight champion of the world, received a bogus prison sentence for dating a white women (and embarrassing countless white competitors in the ring). Many on both sides of the aisle are calling for a presidential pardon. So what’s the hold up?

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REPORT: Sharp Increase in Anti-Government ‘Patriot Groups’

According to researchers at the Southern Poverty Law Center, there has been a sharp increase in anti-government “patriot groups” opposed to the Obama Administration and gun control.

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