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Report: children of well-educated black parents have brighter futures

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.

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16-year-old drugged and raped, finds out via social media after peers make fun of incident

A 16-year-old Houston girl says she found out she was drugged and raped via social media. While it is not our policy to disclose the identity of rape victims, the teen, along with her mother’s blessing, does not want to hide her identity. Jada told KHOU 11 that she has nothing to hide, and wants […]

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Clothing company in hot water after matching black child’s face with body of monkey

A children’s clothing line is coming under fire after a t-shirt featuring a monkey’s body was paired with the face of a black boy on a cardboard cut out. The combination was first spotted on Twitter Wednesday, and is now creating an uproar. The company, Just Add A Kid, is chalking it up to “a […]

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University agrees to remove Confederate flags from campus following protests

After a wave of student-led protests on campus, officials at Washington and Lee University have agreed to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel. The changes came after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities.

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League City becomes first to officially ‘ban’ undocumented immigrant children

A small town in Texas has become the first city to officially ban undocumented immigrant children. League City council members passed a resolution Tuesday evening that makes it illegal for undocumented children to enter the municipality. 

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Video: C-SPAN callers use Civil Rights show to complain about white oppression

  When C-SPAN’s Washington Journal invited its viewers to weigh in on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, several callers dialed in to advocate for “white pride.” They even suggested that black people owe them, well all white people, for ignoring discrimination against the Irish and Italians. 

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BYP100: ‘violence in Chicago is very personal’

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend.  15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless. But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even if it means being in the thick of […]

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Former inmate creates million dollar company

A man who spent four years behind bars has started a million dollar company in hopes of helping inmates. Fredrick Hutson started Pigeonly soon after he was released from prison for his involvement in marijuana trafficking. 

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Residents in Minneapolis slam Bar Louie dress code

  Residents in Minneapolis say a sign they found outside Bar Louie in Uptown was shocking and discriminatory. The sign, lays out the establishment’s dress code for patrons. 

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Report: more than 73% of homeowners are white, compared to 43% of blacks

Before the great recession, lawmakers and lenders were very generous when aspiring homeowners, particularly those of color sought loans for their new homes.  Now, it is far more difficult for those with modest means, or anyone with a less than desirable credit score to buy a home. The barriers to home ownership are so high, […]

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