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Scholarship Alert: Tom Joyner launches scholarship for art students

The Tom Joyner Foundation has announced that it will offer a scholarship for Arts majors at Historically Black Collegiate Universities. 

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North Carolina Supreme Court hears appeals to reinstate death sentences for inmates

North Carolina’s Supreme Court heard arguments about whether it should reinstate death sentences for four inmates whose punishments were reduced. The appeal seeks to challenge the ruling of a law that allowed certain criminal defendants to challenge their sentences on the grounds of racial bias in their prosecutions. 

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Kanye West, Common create more than 20,000 jobs for Chicago Youth

At a press conference held last Wednesday, rapper-turned-actor Common announced that his foundation has joined forces with Kanye West’s company DONDA’s House Inc. along with the Chicago Urban League to create more than 20,000 jobs for youth in Chicago. 

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New York man suing state for $25 million after wrongful conviction

  A Brooklyn man who was recently released from prison after serving 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit is suing the state of New York for $25 million.  Deacon wants $1 million for every year he served in prison. 

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Lawsuit: man sues NYPD over pepper-spray attack

A Queens man has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD after an altercation caught on surveillance video shows him getting repeatedly pepper-sprayed during a bogus attack.  Stefon Luckey, 34, says the officers also hurled racial slurs at him. 

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant says he did his best

Indiana University freshman Julian Batts says he did the best that he could when he answered questions on “Wheel of Fortune”. Unfortunately, his best just wasn’t good enough.

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Fourth grader denied right to play on school basketball team

A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female. Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates. 

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Report: Florida charges more kids as adults than any other state, black youth disproportionately affected

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According to a new report, Florida charges juveniles as adults more that any other state. The report, released by Human Rights Watch reveals that more than 12,000 children have been moved from the juvenile to adult court system in the past five years. 

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Record number of African Americans accepted to Harvard

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Ivy League institutions are tough to get in. Typically, they only accept 5 to 10 percent of all students who apply. But according to data reported by The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education,  Harvard has accepted a record high of African Americans into its school for this upcoming school year. 

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Mother who was jailed for enrolling kids in school writes book

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In 2011, Kelley Williams-Bolar was jailed for sending her two daughters to a school in a predominantly white school district where her father lived. The family had lived in an Ohio housing project, with their neighborhood lacking quality schools. Now, Williams-Bolar is expected to reveal a more in-depth look behind-the scenes with the release of […]

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