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Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing iPod

A Georgia man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing a teenager’s iPod. Shareef Tawwab Hakim, 20, of Marietta, was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault. 

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Despite decline in black student suspension, huge discrepancies remain high in Oakland schools

Oakland’s school district has reduced the number of suspensions of black students in the last three years, but they are still being removed from the classroom at a much higher rate than their white peers. The findings come courtesy of a yearly report to the civil rights office of the U.S. Department of Education. 

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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 […]

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Princeton graduate creates app for Chicago Public School students

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

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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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Stacey Dash blames Obama, calls blacks ‘uneducated’ and ‘worthless’ due to his policies

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Ever since Stacey Dash dipped her feet into the realm of political commentary, she’s been stirring up controversy. The latest? Referring to blacks as “worthless” and “uneducated” due to President Obama’s policies. The comments came during a segment of Hannity. 

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40,000 registered voters absent from Georgia preliminary voter rolls

African Americans and Latinos were registered to vote at levels that were below those of white, so the non-profit Third Sector Development started a new initiative to get them registered. The New Georgia Project concentrated on communities of color, and registered about 80,000 new voters. But somehow, only half of them were listed on preliminary […]

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Student pepper-sprayed for recording police officer in Texas

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A Waller, Texas police officer has been placed on leave after video of him pepper-spraying a student surfaced. Officer Adolphus Cannon is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Waller Police Department. 

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Ferguson October: police arrest Cornel West

Author and activist Cornel West was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday. The town had an influx of protesters from all of the country this past weekend, who gathered in protest of inequality regarding the treatment of blacks by police. 

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Report: people of color have tech degrees, they just don’t get hired

Top universities turn out twice as many black and Latino computer science and computer engineering graduates than the rate at which leading tech companies hire them, according to a USA Today analysis. The companies say the pool of job applicants is to blame for the severe shortage of blacks and Latinos in Silicon Valley. 

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