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Family of Rekia Boyd Could Receive $4.5 Million Settlement w/ City of Chicago

The family of the late Rekia Boyd could receive a $4.5 million settlement from the City of Chicago. Nearly one year ago, Boyd was gunned down by off-duty cop Dante Servin after he’d exchanged words with a group of men in the vicinity of Boyd.

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High School Wrestler Without Arms or Legs Wins First Match!

Though St. Paul, Minnesota teen Caleb Smith lost his arms and legs after a bout with meningitis, he hasn’t let that stop him from pursuing his passion, amateur wrestling. And he recently won his first match! Such an inspiring story. Good luck, Caleb!

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David J. Johns Appointed Exec. Director of Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the appointment of David J. Johns as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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Kelly Rowland Talks Learning to Love Her Brown Skin

The absolutely gorgeous Kelly Rowland recently opened up about her struggles with colorism. Over time she came to embrace her color, and realized that beauty comes in all shades. Hopefully Kelly Rowland’s story will inspire other young people facing the same insecurities.

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 4-Year Low; But Black Unemployment Rate Unchanged

February’s unemployment rate is the lowest since December 2008, but unemployment amongst African Americans did not change and remains very high. What can and should be done to address black unemployment?

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Tennessee Police Chief Uses Lie-Detector Tests to Keep Racists off His Force

Tennessee police chief Shane Sullivan uses lie-detector tests to keep racists off the force. Experts say it’s a first in the law enforcement application process. And Sullivan says it’s working. Should departments across the country use polygraph tests to weed out racists?

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Police Officer Assigned to High School Suspended After His Gun Goes Off in Hallway

A police officer assigned to a high school in Highland, New York has been suspended after his gun went off in the hallway during the school day. Luckily no one was hurt.

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REPORT: Black Students BY FAR the Most Affected by CPS School Closings

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, an astounding 9 out of 10 Chicago Public School students potentially impacted by school closures are African American. Shameful.

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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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