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President Obama gathers leaders to find ways to fight the Ebola epidemic

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The spread of the Ebola virus is getting very serious and causing alarm around the world.  If the virus is not contained, it could pose a global threat similar to the Spanish flu, which killed 20 – 40 million people, more than the number of people who died during World War I.  The virus appeared to be nothing more than ...

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Dr. Mary Canty Merrill: Today, Ferguson… Tomorrow, Who Knows?

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By Mary Canty Merrill, PhD Friends, someone asked me today when people (namely Blacks) are going to stop talking about Ferguson and move on.  I’ve already shared some of my feelings about this situation, but each day it seems that new and disturbing reactions, scenes and information surface, and I’m reminded that some people just don’t get it – or ...

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Can anything quell America’s thirst for guns, violence?

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A spate of recent shootings across the country underscore the history of violence woven into the very fabric of America, but advocates and activists continue working for peace. Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, allegedly ambushed and killed two police officers, who were having lunch in a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas, June 8.  According to police, the couple left ...

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Michelle Alexander Explains How Prisons Are Used To Control People Of Color

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By April Taylor In her bestselling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander makes a poignant case about how mass incarceration is eroding the social fabric of our society without yielding any of the positive results it claims to be pursuing.  In a recent interview with FRONTLINE, Alexander discussed how the war on ...

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Man Sentenced 13 Too Late Is Released From Prison

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by Barry Burch Jr. Can you imagine going 13 years without being arrested for a crime you were convicted of committing and sentenced to serving time for?  If so, go a step further, and imagine you are arrested after those 13 years then suddenly released.  This is definitely a story you do not hear every day. Cornealious “Mike” Anderson, of ...

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Are Universities Properly Handling Rape Cases?

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The demand for accountability from higher education in its dealing with sexual harassment cases is reaching national heights. Within the hallowed halls of the college campus, sexual harassment cases are not given the attention it needs to change on an institutional level. Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino, former University of North Carolina students and leaders in this public discussion ...

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The Man Police Forgot To Lock Up 13 Years Ago Says He Deserves To Be Free

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Cornealius ‘Mike’ Anderson was convicted of robbery and an armed criminal action in 1999 for holding up a Burger King manager during a deposit drop off. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison; however, because of an oversight when he filed appeals, he was out on bail and never brought to prison. “In a ...

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ColorofChange Calls For Less Violence on Real Housewives of Atlanta

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ColorOfChange, a Civil Rights organization that strengthens African Americans political voice, is tired of Bravo Tv’s portrayal of African American women. According to The Hollywood Reporter the civil rights organization was in outrage when two of the housewives had a physical altercation during the reunion. The reunion aired on Sunday. The Housewives in question were Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams. Moore ...

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Wisconsin Is The Worst State In America To Raise A Black Child

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By April Taylor Just in case anyone has ever wondered what State is the worst in the country for Black children, a new study has now identified it.  According to the Root, the study is titled, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children.  The study was conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and focused on ...

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NYC Schools Will Pay Teachers A Grown-Up Salary

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By April Taylor The Daily News is reporting that New York City is investing $16.9 million to increase pay for the cities pre-kindergarten teachers who work for the cities community based organizations.  The move is part of Mayor de Blasio’s universal pre-K effort, and the administration is hoping that the pay increase will make it easier to recruit and retain ...

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