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More Evidence that Stop-and-Frisk is Racially Motivated

Not that we needed more evidence, but a new map shows that the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk tactic is race-based and ineffective in getting actual criminal off the streets. How can we enact real change in the way our communities are policed?

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REPORT: Minority Students Underrepresented at Top-Tier Universities

According to a recent study by Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis, white students were five times as likely as black students to enroll at a top-tier university, and two-three times as likely to gain admission.

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Rhymefest Talks to BYP About THE PLEDGE Mixtape: “Hip Hop Can Be Used as a Tool, Or A Weapon”

Rhymefest on executive producing THE PLEDGE Mixtape: “Hip Hop can be used as a tool or a weapon, and I wanted to inspire more artists to use it as a tool.” The Pledge Mixtape is a 13-song compilation of various artists taking back their communal power through music.

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POLL: Confidence in Public Education Hits All-Time Low

According to a new Gallup poll, confidence in America’s public school system as hit an all-time low. Only 29 percent of respondents expressed a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in public education. How can fix this broken system?

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REPORT: More Than HALF of Wrongly Accused Prisoners Are Black

A new registry jointly compiled by the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Law Schools conveys that over 2,000 prisoners have been wrongly convicted of serious crimes since 1989. Tellingly, more than half of them are black.

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Judge Grants ‘Stop and Frisk’ Lawsuit Class Action Status

US District Judge Shira Sheindlin of Manhattan has granted class action status to a 2008 lawsuit accusing the NYPD of discriminating against blacks and Hispanics with its “Stop and Frisk” program. Do you agree with the judge’s decision?

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REPORT: Juveniles Sentenced to LIFE w/o Parole Face Racial Disparities, Harsher Punishments

According to a new report, juveniles sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole are subject to socioeconomic and racial disparities, corrections policies that inhibit rehabilitation, and harsher punishments than comparable adults. Is this JUSTICE?

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Detroit Students Suspended For WalkOut Start Their Own ‘Freedom School’

Over 100 students at Detroit’s Western International High School have been suspended from school after staging a walkout in protest of what they feel has been a poor educational experience. In response they’ve started their own school – dubbed a “Freedom School” – to attend instead.

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REPORT: Black Youth Receive HARSHER Treatment In Juvenile Court Systems

According to a scathing report released yesterday by the Justice Department, the Memphis and Shelby County juvenile justice system routinely treats black youth more harshly than their white counterparts. How do we fight the institutional racism that continues to criminalize and demonize our youth?

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Chicago Students Protest School Disciplinary Policies That Perpetuate School-To-Prison Pipeline

A coalition of Chicago Public School students protested outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Tuesday, demanding that the city implement disciplinary policies that don’t send black and Latino students down a path to prison.

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