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Kansas Considering Bill Allowing for People Living with HIV/AIDS to be Quarantined

The state of Kansas is currently considering a bill that would allow those who are HIV positive to possibly be quarantined and separated from the rest of society: Outrageous. Why hasn’t there been more coverage of this news? Larger protests?

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Children Rally in Downtown Chicago for Immigration Reform

Yesterday afternoon, around 400 children marched through downtown Chicago in support of immigration reform. It is estimated that at least 100,000 children have been affected by the lack of immigration reform and lost one, or both, parent(s) to deportation.

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CAMPAIGN: Upload A Video Letting Rick Ross Know that RAPE Lyrics will NOT be Tolerated

A song recently surfaced containing lyrics by Rick Ross that describe and make light of rape. In response to such reprehensible lyrics, a campaign has been launched asking that you upload a video letting Rick Ross know that rape lyrics will NOT be tolerated.

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Should We Raise Age for Charging Young People as Adults?

A recent editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times asks if we should raise the age for charging young people as adults from 17 to 18. If we “don’t allow 17-year-olds to vote, buy Lottery tickets or sign up for a credit card,” should we really be charging them as adults?

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Rahm Emanuel Says Chicago School Closings Are Worth It to Save Children from Failing Schools

According to Chicago Mayor RahmEmanuel, the decision to closeover 50 Chicago public schools was a difficult one, but worth it to ensure that students aren’t trapped in failing schools. Nearly 30,000 students will be affected; most of them African American.

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Fordham Student Sandra Arnold Creates Database to Protect Slave Burial Sites

Sandra Arnold, a history student at Fordham University, has created a database that allows participants to mark the burial sites of slaves, thus protecting them from being trampled by time and construction projects. This is a fantastic and vital initiative.

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Lessons in Hate: Is it Okay to Invite Nazis, KKK Members to Speak at High Schools?

Educators across the country are inviting representatives of hate groups – neo Nazis, KKK, Westboro Baptist Church, etc. – to share their hateful ideologies with students. They say it teaches critical thinking, and inspires them to stand for what is right. What do you think?

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REPORT: Top Universities Failing to Attract High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

According to a new report, the nation’s top Universities are failing to attract high-achieving low-income students, reinforcing economic inequality and a lack of social mobility. How can top Universities do a better job of reaching low-income students?

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RNC To Spend $10 Million to Reach Out to Minorities

The RNC is reportedly dropping $10 million to promote their brand of politics to minority voters. Only time will tell if they can effectively sell their brand to Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans. Think they’ll be successful? What would it take for you to vote Republican?

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Stop-and-Frisk Trial Begins Today

Today is the beginning of a trial that determines the constitutionality of New York’s controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy.. Opponents of the policy say it is racist and unconstitutional. The city of New York says its an essential tool to combat crime.

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