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Study: Public, police view black youth as older, less innocent than whites

New research released by the American Psychological Association reveals that both members of the public and law enforcement officials view black youth, particularly black boys, as less innocent than their white counterparts. 

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Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’

It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s freedom. In a recent interview with Al Sharpton […]

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Mother of brain dead girl insist she is ‘not a corpse’

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead by doctors last year is insisting that her child is not a corpse. Jahi McMath went into cardiac arrest during a routine tonsillectomy. Doctors at Children’s Memorial Oakland declared the child brain dead on Dec. 12. Her family won a court battle to keep […]

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6-year-old gives back, makes a difference in New York City

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It’s never too early to start helping people in your community. Blake Ansari is proof of that. The six-year-old New York City resident, with the assistance of his parents, helped collect books that he plans to give the city’s homeless children. His next goal is to open a library.

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‘HOODIES UP!’ march to take protest of day of Trayvon Martin death

Residents, activists and community members will participate in the “HOODIES UP!: 2 years of Outrage & Remembrance” event on Wednesday February 26th in honor of slain teen Trayvon Martin. The nationwide rally takes place on the very day that Martin was fatally shot by former Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of […]

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Events

Members of NAACP St. Paul Youth & Collegiate Branch hold protest against school-to-prison pipeline

Members of the St. Paul Youth and Collegiate Branch of the NAACP will hold a protest and rally against the school-to-prison pipeline. “Unchain our Children” will take place on Wednesday February 26, at Central High School in St. Paul, Minnesota at 12:30pm. The two-hour long protest is connected to a larger project that rejects the school-to-prison pipeline. […]

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Teen shot and killed while shoveling snow, was going to take mom to prom

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17-year-old Ronald Hayes was shot and killed as he earned money shoveling snow on Chicago’s west side. The teen was saving to take his mother to prom because she had never been. 

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‘Dilla Youth Day’ event seeks to honor legacy of late producer on birthday weekend

In honor of the late legendary producer J Dilla’s birthday, a Detroit art gallery will host its 3rd annual “Dilla Youth Day.”  The free event will take place Sunday February 9th at the 5E Gallery 4605 Cass Avenue from 12-4pm. 

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Nebraska has highest black homicide rate in nation

According to an analysis by the Violence Prevention Center, Nebraska ranks no. 1 in the nation for black homicide. The Washington D.C.-based center took a look at numbers from 2011, the most recent year for comprehensive national homicide data. But the state’s high ranking isn’t earned from just that year alone.

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