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Community leaders say no to white cultural studies teacher

In just a few weeks a new California middle school will open. Rutherford B. Gaston is slated to open in Fresno, and black community and church leaders are calling on the Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies teacher. 

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Aaliyah’s family protesting biopic, fans start petition in protest of film

The family of the late R&B singer Aaliyah has expressed outrage over news that a film about the star’s life will be made. 

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Petition calls for Jay Z & Beyoncé to comb Blue Ivy’s hair

Ever since she was born, Blue Ivy has been in the spotlight. It’s a no-brainer when you have Jay Z and Beyoncé for parents. But the narrative has primarily revolved around the child’s hair. So much to the point where a Change.org petition was created to get the celebrity duo to comb it. 

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Hundreds of students march in Chicago for peace

Hundreds of students from Perspectives Charter School’s five campuses rallied near Chicago’s South Side for peace in their communities Thursday morning. The student-led “I am for Peace” march went from 22nd and State street to 36th Street and Wabash Avenue. 

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Groups push for NFL players to join in fight against Redskins name

A series of groups who are pushing for the NFL to change the name of its Washington Redskins team has called on the players to join the campaign. A letter, signed by dozens of Native American, civil rights and religious organizations, will be sent to every NFL player on Wednesday. The letter will ask each […]

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Activists call for Mother’s Day Week of Action in support of Marissa Alexander

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The Free Marissa Mobilization Campaign is calling for a Mother’s Day Week of Action on May 9-18. The campaign is an effort to build support for Marissa Alexander’s freedom, an African American mother and survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, Fla. 

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Student denied admission to University of Michigan, holds protest for appeal of decision

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A 17-year-old high school senior has staged a protest after getting rejected from the University of Michigan. Brooke Kimbrough says she always dreamed of attending the school, believes she was rejected due to racial inequity. 

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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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