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Report: black girls more likely to be punished in school than whites

According to a recent report by the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, black girls are more likely to be punished for being “un-ladylike” and seen by teachers as “loud, defiant, and precocious.” 

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Update: Kobe Bryant responds to criticism of Trayvon Martin comments

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NBA star Kobe Bryant has responded to criticism that followed comments he made about the Miami Heat’s support of Trayvon Martin.

In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone. 

Bryant took to both Instagram and Twitter to address the issue. 

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‘Gone With the Wind’ prequel due for release this fall

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The faithful slave in “Gone With the Wind” is set to be revived in a prequel.

The work comes more than 75 years after the publication of the novel by Margaret Mitchell. 

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Woman makes history by becoming college’s first African American female president

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Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., has made history by becoming the first African American, and female president of Trinity College.

Members of the College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the decision. 

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’12 Years a Slave’ filming site to become baseball field despite protests

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Despite descendants of Solomon Northup protesting the move, a baseball stadium is set to be built on the site where the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave was shot.

Richmond, Va., Mayor Dwight Jones sees the plan as a way of reviving the moribund area. 

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Woman throws children from burning building, little girls who rescued them hailed as heroes

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Two young girls are being hailed as heroes after helping to rescue three young children from a burning building in Decatur, Georgia.

Marie Anelus and her family lost almost everything after their neighbor’s apartment caught fire. But she and her husband Harold did not lose their children. 

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Kobe Bryant catches heat for Trayvon Martin comment

Kobe Bryant is catching heat on Twitter for his comments during a New Yorker interview.

In response to the Miami Heat’s support for Trayvon Martin by wearing hoodies in 2012, the Lakers star stated that African Americans should not immediately rush to the defense of a black person on the basis of race alone. 

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Black and Dangerous: a list of times where whites blamed crime on a phantom black

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It is dangerous to be black in America. Many of us can’t even walk down the street without getting racially profiled.

If you’re a black man, the chances of you being blamed for a crime are magnified. Your Black World compiled a list called “10 Times a White Person Blamed Their Crime on a Phantom Black Person.” 

The list shows that this phantom blaming isn’t limited to isolated incidents, but worldwide issue that plagues the black community. 

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First Encounter with Race

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I remember, when I first stepped into my fourth grade classroom, my mouth dropped to the floor.  It was the middle of the summer and we had just moved to the suburbs. Unfortunately for me, they were on cycle scheduling and so my summer time and childhood  of fun had ended abruptly.  I found myself looking around and wondering what world was I just released into. 

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New York Times Editors say public school system is ‘giving up on 4-year-olds’

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The following post was written by The New York Times Editorial Board. It is in response to a new report that examined the disciplinary practices of 97,000 public schools in the nation. 

By: The Editorial Board

new report released by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, examining the disciplinary practices of the country’s 97,000 public schools, shows that excessively punitive policies are being used at every level of the public school system — even against 4-year-olds in preschool. This should shame the nation and force it to re-evaluate the destructive measures that schools are using against their most vulnerable children.

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