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#Bringbackourgirls: Nigerian government officials in talks with Boko Haram to bring girls home

According the Nigerian government, more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram in April are set to be released back into the hands of their parents as early as Monday.

The release comes after the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorist group. 

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Lawsuit: Georgia teen arrested, held at gunpoint for seatbelt violation

An incident that one family is calling police brutality has resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a Georgia police department. 

High school senior Montre’ Merritt was pulling into his driveway when a Waycross police officer pulled him over on Jan. 18. The officer then got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at the teen’s head, instructing him to get on the ground and then handcuffed him. 

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Princeton graduate creates app for Chicago Public School students

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A 2013 Princeton University grad student has created a new mobile app that is sure to inspire students to want to achieve higher grades.

Trevor Wilkins, who also attended Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago, created Küdzoo, an app that brings businesses and schools together with the goal of motivating students to excel. 

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Breaking: Michael Dunn gets life for Jordan Davis killing

The Florida man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed 17-year-old teen over a loud music dispute has been sentenced to life in prison.

Michael Dunn, 47, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Davis in November 2012. 

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The Racist Housing Policies That Built Ferguson

The following piece is from The Atlantic. It was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates

The geography of America would be unrecognizable today without the race-based social engineering of the mid-20th century.

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Black Turnout in 1964, and Beyond

The following post is from the New York Times. It was written by Alan Flippen.

By: Alan Flippen

The Times has converted all of its 1964 issues into a digitized, searchable format. Each week, The Upshot will unearth an item from 50 years ago and put it in the light of today. U.S. Negro Voters Put at 5.5 Million” appeared on Oct. 13 and can be seen in its original format onTimesMachine.

Weeks before the presidential election of 1964, African-Americans and their advocates were working toward a record turnout.

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Protesters in Ferguson march to trooper’s doorstep

 

Police officers in Ferguson said they are concerned about their safety after several protesters arrived outside of the home of an officer with the Missouri Highway Patrol earlier this week.

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We Will Not Be Criminalized. We Will Not Be Dehumanized. We Are Young, Gifted and Black!

10582936_10152232095386681_3339667039460991892_o1Hood Media Academy on the set of our new video “Young, Gifted and Black” (Photo by Haute Muslim)

“Young, Gifted, and Black” featuring Jasiri X, Tyhir Frost, Haze the Kid, and L U C, is the first release from 1Hood, a collective of Hip-Hop artists with a mission to improve self-image, dispel stereotypes, and provide a positive forum of self-expression in a field were African American youth are either underrepresented or misrepresented in media. “Young, Gifted, and Black” was directed by Paradise Gray and Haute Muslim and is featured on 1Hood’s upcoming mixtape, “Welcome to Our World”.

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Brooklyn man who served 29 years in prison exonerated after being wrongfully convicted

David McCallum (center) and his late co-defendant's mother, Rosia Nelay, break down after the 1985 murder conviction was over turned in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

An innocent Brooklyn man who spent 29 years being bars for murder has been freed.

David McCallum, along with his pal and prison mate Willie Stuckey, were cleared by prosecutors of a 1985 homicide they were convicted of at age 16. Stuckey died of a heart attack in 2001. 

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