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Rice Family Says City’s Claim That Tamir Rice Was Responsible For His Own Death Is ‘Unbelievable’


By diamond 1:30 pm March 3, 2015 Cleveland city officials determined that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was responsible for his own death at the hands of two police officers late last year. The Rice family has responded to the insensitive comments made by city officials. From the Washington Post: “What they said is incredulous at best. […]

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Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention App


By diamond 10:02 am March 3, 2015 Last week, Facebook announced the addition of a suicide prevention feature. As of today, roughly half of all Facebook users have access to the app. All users will have access in the coming months. Suicide accounts for over 40,000 deaths annually. Amongst young people aged 10-24, suicide is the […]

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Tamir Rice Responsible For His Own Death Say Police


By diamond 11:06 am March 2, 2015 From CBS: The city of Cleveland is arguing in court documents that 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun last November, was responsible for his own death. Rice’s family is suing the city in federal court over the boy’s death. In a court […]

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Ferguson Organizers Receive Human Rights Award


By diamond 10:02 am February 27, 2015 DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie have won the prestigious Howard Zinn Freedom to Write Award for their organizing work in Ferguson. From: Pen New England Ferguson activists and bloggers Johnetta Elzie and DeRay McKesson will share the 2015 Howard Zinn Freedom to Write Award for their work as activists, organizers, and citizen journalists in the […]

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Rape of Teen Inmates Is Prevalent


By diamond 9:52 am February 27, 2015 From Alternet: A horrifying new story from the Marshall Project tells the story of John, a 17-year-old, 140-pound inmate in Michigan, who was raped by his 200-pound cellmate after being housed in an adult prison. It was not the last time he would be sexually assaulted. The piece is titled, […]

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Study: White Privilege Is Real

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By diamond 2:47 pm February 26, 2015 A study has proven what we already knew to be true — white privilege exists. Water is also wet. From the New York Times: As they describe in two working papers, Redzo Mujcic and Paul Frijters, economists at the University of Queensland, trained and assigned 29 young adult testers (from both […]

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Loretta Lynch Is One Step Closer to Being Attorney General

Loretta Lynch

By diamond 2:35 pm February 26, 2015 Loretta Lynch is one step closer to becoming the next Attorney General. From the Huffington Post: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, bringing her one step closer to becoming the first African-American woman to hold the post. The […]

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Weed Is Now Legal in DC

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By diamond 12:31 pm February 26, 2015 As of 12:01 today, it now legal to light a joint in DC. From the Washington Post: Flanked by members of the D.C. Council and the city’s top lawyer, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced on live television Wednesday that marijuana possession will become legal in the District at […]

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#HoodiesUp: Planned Actions on Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death


By diamond 11:44 am February 26, 2015 Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. He was gunned down in 2012 by George Zimmerman in a residential development in Sanford, Florida. This week, the Department of Justice announced that they would not press federal civil charges against Zimmerman. From Colorines: One of the organizations […]

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90s Kids Rejoice! ‘A Different World’ Coming to Netflix


By diamond 4:30 pm February 25, 2015 The iconic series will be released on the streaming service on March 15th.

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