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NJ Middle School Teacher Calls Students ‘N Word’

“We send our children to school to get an education and learn to be future leaders in the world. We put our tax dollars into public schools, trusting that the institutions will make sure expectations are carried out in a safe environment,” Hudson said. “It’s obvious expectations are not being met in the Penns Grove-Carneys Point School District.” ...

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Cy Emery announces release of ‘Hiding in the Light: The Hunt’

Cy Emery admits that he was bullied when he was a kid. Once he became a teacher, he had students who had been bullied. His own kids experienced bullying as well. This subject prompted him to write “Hiding in the Light: The Hunt” (published by Xlibris), a young adult, action-adventure, coming of age story about the effects of bullying and the measures one takes to be accepted.  ...

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House and Senate Introduce Bill to ensure Insurance Coverage for Abortion

     “The EACH Woman Act ensures that every woman is empowered to make critical decisions about her own pregnancy – and has coverage for all pregnancy-related health care, including abortion – regardless of her financial situation,” ...

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UNCF Delivers First ‘State of HBCUs’ Address in Washington

     During the event, UNCF president and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax outlined a comprehensive legislative agenda for Congressional members that he said should help level the playing field for the nation’s HBCUs. ...

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Yes, Dr. Willie W. Herenton is serious about wanting to be mayor of Memphis again

     It’s been almost a year since Herenton, who has been elected Memphis mayor five times, declared that he wanted back in. Since then, incumbent Jim Strickland has formally launched his reelection bid. And last week, District 7 Commissioner Tami Sawyer staked her mayoral claim, one that would make her the first woman to serve, if she navigated a path to victory. Lesser-known announced candidates include P ...

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TAKING NOTE! Elton Hymon: An unsung hero

     On March 27, 1985, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that under the Fourth Amendment, when a law enforcement officer is pursuing a fleeing suspect, the officer may not use deadly force to prevent escape unless the officer has probable cause to believe the suspect poses a threat of death to the officer and others. The use of deadly force without probable cause was held to constitute an unreasonable seizure. ...

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With confidence and ‘courage,’ Tami Sawyer declares candidacy for Memphis mayor

     “I am running now because when I see our city and I see our people and I look at the conversations that we are having at high levels of leadership, it doesn’t incorporate what is next for the impoverished, people of color, women, every person that is not considered in our vision for Memphis,” said Sawyer, director of diversity and cultural competence for Teach for America in Memphis. ...

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Legendary Civil Rights Leader James Lawson Assembles Institute on Nonviolent Civil Resistance, in Portland, Oregon, April 24–28

The James Lawson Institute, named for the ordained United Methodist Church minister who advised and led several successful civil resistance campaigns at the height of the modern Civil Rights Movement, will be held April 24–28 in Portland, Oregon. Leaders, organizers, scholar-practitioners, and activists who want to improve their strategy, methods, and mastery required for successful justice campaigns volunt ...

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Metro HS senior accepted into 39 schools, awarded $1.6M+ in scholarships

     Jordan Nixon has been accepted to more than three-dozen schools and awarded more than $1.6 million in scholarships. ...

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Homeless Black Teen Gets Accepted into 17 Colleges — And He Was Not Part of a Cheating Scandal

Dylan Chidick, a 17-year-old teenager from New Jersey who has had several challenges including homelessness, has recently been accepted to 17 colleges. He is determined to be the first in his family to go to college. ...

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