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Hundreds Rally in Philly School District HQs for More Funding

Hundreds of students, teachers, and parents have gathered at the Philadelphia School District headquarters, demanding more funding for jobs and programs. Many schools will open this year without counselors, administrative staff, nurses, or librarians.

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News Flash

Nas Raises $29,000 for Homeless Family

After seeing a story about a family who had lost their home to a fire, Nas took to Twitter to help them, tweeting “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me give his family a miracle.”

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Black Unemployment Falls to Year Low of 12.6%

Although it rose in June to 13.7%, the black unemployment rate fell in July to 12.6%, a low for the year. Will this continue?Are folks finding QUALITY employment?

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Guest Post

Don Lemon and Media Violence Against Young Black Men

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Don Lemon’s comments are reminiscent of the media violence that has played out across news broadcast with reports that have called young black men crack babies, predators, dropouts, absentee fathers, and thugs. Reports that have captured the American imagination, and created moral panic.

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Don Lemon Agrees w/ Bill O’Reilly; Launches His Own Rant Against Black Youth

Don Lemon has come under fire for expressing agreement with Bill O’Reilly’s controversial statements regarding crime in the Black community.

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The Nation: From the Deep South to the Midwest, a Generation Demands Justice

A recent article over at The Nation shines a light on how young people from across the country are uniting, organizing, and demanding justice.

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News Flash

Detroit is Biggest City in U.S. History to File for Bankruptcy

Detroit, Michigan is officially the biggest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. Many fear massive layoffs, higher fees, and the scaling back of a variety of services. From NewsOne: Detroit lost a quarter-million residents between 2000 and 2010. A population that in the 1950s reached 1.8 million now struggles to stay above 700,000. […]

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At Least 73 People Shot in Chicago Over 4th of July Weekend

At least 73 people were shot over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago.11 were killed, and at least 62 people wounded between Thursday and Sunday night.

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Cornel West Talks DOMA and Voting Rights; Says Blacks are Being “Pushed to the Back of the Bus”

On his radio with Tavis Smiley, Cornel West praised the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down DOMA, but also lamented its gutting of the Voting Rights Act. According to West, the black community is suffering from waning visibility

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The Fight For Black Men

An amazing Newsweek article by Joshua DuBios highlights the struggles of black men in America, and the horrific consequences of their large-scale incarceration. According to the article, there are more black men incarcerated, on probation, or on parole than there were slaves in the 1850s.

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