All Topics

Category Archives: Featured Article

featured articles

Featured Article

North Carolina Governor Signs Voter ID Bill

North Carolina Governor Pat McCroy has signed a law requiring government-issued IDs at polls. The measure also narrowed the window for early voting.

Read the rest



Featured Article

15-Year Old Anthony Stokes Denied Heart Transplant Because of Trouble w/ the Law

Due to an enlarged heart, Anthony Stokes, a 15-year-old boy, may die in six months or fewer if he doesn’t receive a transplant. might not receive it due to, according to members of his family, his low grades and past trouble with the law.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Student Faces Jail Time After Threatening School Shooting in Joke Tumblr Post

20-year old Caleb Clemmons has been in jail for 6 months after threatening to shoot up his school in a satirical Tumblr post.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Miami Artist Huong Unveils Powerful Trayvon Martin Mural

Miami artist and peace activist Huong unveiled her latest work, a mural dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin.

Read the rest



Featured Article

#BYP100′s Justice for Trayvon Martin Toolkit

BYP100 has created a toolkit of aggregated resources inspired by the murder of Trayvon Martin. It includes readings on race, gender and justice as well as action steps.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Talib Kweli Visits the Dream Defenders: “History tells us nothing moves without young people being involved”

The Dream Defenders recently received a visit from Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli. At a press conference, Kweli discussed the importance of young people being at the forefront of this and any other meaningful movement for change.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Judge Rules NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” Policy is Unconstitutional

New York Judge Shira Scheindlin has ruled that the city’s Stop and Frisk policy is unconstitutional: “No one should live in fear of being stopped whenever he leaves his home to go about the activities of daily life.”

Read the rest



Featured Article

Eric Holder Unveils Major Drug Sentencing Reforms

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce major drug sentencing reforms today. The Justice Department will avoid charging low-level and nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences, as long as they’re not connected with criminal organizations.

Read the rest



Featured Article

Grand Jury Will NOT Charge Officer Who Shot and Killed Unarmed Teenager Ramarley Graham

Not to be outdone by the antics of Florida, a grand jury has decided not to charge an NYPD officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager, Ramarley Graham. Federal Prosecutors say they will review the case to determine if Graham’s civil rights were violated.

Read the rest



Featured Article

POLL: Sizable Portion of American Public Have No Friends of Other Races

According to a recent poll, a sizable portion of the American public have no friends of other races. Roughly 40 percent of whites and about 25 percent of non-whites have no friends outside of their own race. The results highlight America’s persistent segregation and stark polarization on issues involving race.

Read the rest