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Michigan Judge: No More Life-Without-Parole Sentences for Juveniles

Michigan Judge John Corbett O’Meara has ruled that juveniles convicted of first-degree murder must be considered for parole. O’Meara’s ruling demands that the state no longer enforce their mandatory-no-parole law in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision.

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Russell Simmons Apologizes; Pulls Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought filming a skit about Harriet Tubman making a sex tape was a good idea. And apparently, so did Russell Simmons.

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Dartmouth Fraternity Apologizes for Holding ‘Bloods and Crips’ Party

Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity chapter had the bright idea of holding a “Bloods and Crips” party. The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.

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Homeless Teen’s Online Campaign Funds His Enrollment at Howard University!

Homeless 19-year old James Ward will attend Howard University this fall after soliciting online donations to his college fund. In just a few days, his story spread like wildfire; he’s already raised $12,000!

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Hospital Reverses Decision to Deny Dying 15-Year Old Heart Transplant

A Children’s Hospital in Atlanta has reversed its decision to deny dying 15-Year Old Anthony Stokes a heart transplant because of his low grades and run-ins w/ the law after a fierce media backlash.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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#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.

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