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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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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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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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Involuntary manslaughter charge dropped against cop who killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

  The involuntary manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who mistakenly killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid was dropped by a judge on Friday. 

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California equalizes state’s drug sentencing

California has adopted legislation that will eliminate drug sentencing disparities between crack and cocaine possession convictions. The disparity is found to disproportionately burden people of color, and contribute to racial discrimination in the state’s prison system. 

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Clip of the Day

Journey for John Crawford, moments from Beavercreek Walmart to Xenia Courthouse

On Monday, Sept 22nd about 100 young people marched from the Walmart store in Beavercreek, OH to the Xenia, OH Courthouse where a special grand jury convened to determine whether or not to charge Sean Williams, the police officer who shot and killed John Crawford. The 11-mile march called “Journey for John Crawford” was organized by […]

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More protesters arrested in Ferguson

A number of protesters were arrested by police in Ferguson after shoving ensued on Thursday night. According to protesters, the evening started out peaceful, with Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson marching down the street with them. 

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With new report, NWLC calls for equal opportunities for African American girls

The National Women’s Law Center has released a new report that shows how dire it is for African American girls. As battles ensue for racial and gender equality, the NWLC’s report, “Unlocking Opportunity for African-American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity,” advocates for the dissolution of discriminatory practices against African American girls, and for […]

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14-year-old Louisiana teen killed by police

A 14-year-old boy is dead after an encounter with Louisiana police.  The incident happened in Terrebonne Parish after deputies were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. pm on Tuesday. 

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Michael Brown memorial burned down

A memorial dedicated to the memory of a slain Ferguson, Missouri teen has been burned down. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was fatally wounded by a white police officer on Aug. 9 as he walked home. A huge memorial of stuffed animals, T-shirts, posters, and other items grew in two places — in […]

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