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Georgia Police Notify Mother of Son’s Death via FACEBOOK?!

Police chose to inform Georgia mother Anna Lamb-Creasey of her son’s death via Facebook. The message wasn’t even from an official police Facebook account. Due to the confusion, it took 20 days for her to learn the truth about her son’s whereabouts. Horrible.

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Hadiya Pendleton’s Mother Featured in New Gun Control Ad

Cleopatra Cowley – mother of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton – is featured in a new gun control ad; she specifically cites universal background checks as a necessary, commonsense reform. Do you agree? What other reforms would you like to see?

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Mississippi Finally Gets Around to Ratifying 13th Amendment Banning Slavery

Nearly 150 years after the 13th amendment was ratified by three-fourths of the states, Mississippi has finally gotten around to officially banning slavery. Wow.

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We All Have Work to Do to End Gun Violence

The President’s visit was one moment in a longer struggle to radically improve the lives of black and Latino youth. Now that the President has come and gone we all have work to do!

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Janay McFarlane Killed Same Day Her Sister Attended President’s Gun Violence Speech

18 year-old Janay Mcfarlane was shot and killed the same day her sister sat behind President Obama as he addressed the crisis of gun violence

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BYP’s Aisha Truss-Miller and Chris Buford Discuss Gun Violence, Obama Visit on NPR

Featured on NPR program Tell Me More, Aisha and Chris discuss their experiences as young people growing up in Chicago, the systemic challenges young people face, and what they’d like to hear from President Obama tomorrow. Check it out!

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Student Discovers Forgotten Poem by America’s First Known Black Writer

Julie McCown was researching Jupiter Hammon – The first known African American writer to be published in the United States – when she stumbled on a previously unknown poem, dating back to 1786.

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Epic Records Responds to Lil Wayne Controversy, Will Pull Offensive Emmett Till Line

Epic Records has announced they will be going to “great efforts” to pull a leaked song that features a Lil Wayne lyric that references Emmett Till. Are you satisfied with Epic’s response? Should Lil Wayne address the outcry over these lyrics?

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Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation Asks Lil Wayne to Remove Reference to Emmett Till from New Song

Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation has requested that Lil Wayne remove Emmett Till’s name from his verse on Future’s “Karate Chop.” Gordon-Taylor calls Wayne’s use of Till’s name “disappointing, dishonorable, and outright disrespectful to our family.”

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Murder-Suicide Leaves Three U. of Maryland Students Dead

Three University of Maryland students are dead after a murder-suicide on campus. So very tragic. Our thoughts are with the families who have suffered this great loss.

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