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Student activists protest Peabody ties to Wash U

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About 100 people gathered outside of Washington University St.-Louis’ Brookings Hall in protest of the school’s ties with St. Louis-based Peabody Energy. The demonstrators called for the university to no longer allow the energy company to sponsor its Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization. They also was Greg Boyce, CEO of Peabody, to leave Wash U’s […]

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Restless for change: young workers take lead role in strike for better wages

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Young workers who are stuck in low-wage positions have taken a more active role in protests and advocacy initiatives to increase the living wage. In the past year, millennials have put increased pressure on low wage job providers to increase the minimum wage. 

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Michael Vick signs contract with Jets, angers PETA

NFL player Michael Vick signed a contract with the New York Jets, and PETA had something to say about it. After Vick signed a one-year, $5 million deal, PETA took to Twitter.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Tom Joyner to lead Stand Your Ground protest

The Rev. Al Sharpton, radio personality Tom Joyner and the parents of slain teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis will lead a march and rally against Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The rally is set to take place in Tallahassee on Monday. 

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Faculty at Rutgers University protest Condeoleeza Rice as commencement speaker

Faculty at Rutgers University are protesting the choice of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as commencement speaker. The faculty is requesting that the university’s board of governors, who unanimously voted to award Rice with an honorary doctorate during the ceremony, rescind its invitation. 

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UCLA student receives note telling her to ‘stop being a sensitive n***er’

In November, some members of UCLA’s Law School started wearing T-shirts in support of UCLA law professor Richard Sander. Sander’s scholarship was described as racially divisive, and some argued that the shirts were insensitive to black students.  Now after the Team Sander t-shirt controversy, black students at UCLA Law School have organized an awareness campaign in […]

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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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Rally in New York demands justice for slain trangender woman

On Thursday, trans women of color will lead a rally at NYPD headquarters to demand justice for Islan Nettles. Nettles was brutally beaten to death in August after her attacker found out that she was trans. Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York  will lead the rally in hopes of calling attention to Nettles’ […]

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#BBUM students advance movement for more inclusion on campus with petition

Black students at the University of Michigan have advanced their movement for a more inclusive and equal campus. The petition labeled, “University of Michigan: Support Your Black Students,” is addressed to Dr. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the university. 

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Community members urge prosecutor to charge Dione Payne murderers with rape, hate crime

Earlier this month, we reported on the murder of 16-year-old Dione Payne. The Ohio teen was beat to death by two white men, and according to media sources, police were investigating a possible motive. Turns out that not only was Payne beaten, but sexually assaulted. Community  members are urging Franklin City Prosecutor Steven Runge bring […]

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