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385+ killed by cops in 2015

Another set of numbers that grab your attention is from a recent study by the Washington Post that reports the police, nationwide, have killed 385 people during the first five months of this year ...

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Civil rights and education advocates release reports on massive resource inequities in public schools

Civil Rights and education organizations released major reports documenting the massive resource disparities in public schools nationwide. ...

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Death of Black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse and cries for justice

Alesia Thomas, a Black mother with mental health challenges, ended up arrested, punched, kicked and dead after an encounter involving five white LAPD officers, ...

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Federal judge orders last ‘Angola Three’ inmate released

he last of the “Angola Three” inmates, whose decades in solitary confinement on a Louisiana prison farm drew international condemnation and became the subject of two documentaries, was ordered released Monday. ...

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ROC United responds to Chipotle’s new paid sick day and vacation policies

“The significance of Chipotle offering paid sick days and paid vacation to all their employees, including entry-level positions, cannot be understated. ...

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STEM majors awarded $25,000 per year for college

When Morgan Grayned opened the envelope from the Buick Achievers’ scholarship program and learned that she would receive $24,000 a year to attend college, she screamed and danced and ran around her house with the letter. ...

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Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs ...

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Prison Divestment Campaign condemns tax-breaks for private prisons & Million Shares Club at REIT Conference

Prison Divestment Campaign condemns tax-breaks for private prisons & Million Shares Club at REIT Conference ...

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Howard U. Professor honored with STEM Research Award

Kimberly Jones, Ph.D., was recently honored with the award, which is sponsored by Howard’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, a project aimed at recruiting, retaining and promoting women faculty in the STEM disciplines at the historic Black university. ...

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Morgan State’s Willie Larkin named Grambling Univ. President

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana (UL) System named Willie D. Larkin, chief of staff to the president of Morgan State University, as the ninth president of Grambling State University June 5. ...

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