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A Black child was forced to endure the criminal justice system for exercising his First Amendment rights. The 11-year-old student at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy was arrested after he refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, according to The Washington Post. The incident occurred on the morning of Feb. 4 when a substitute teacher argued…

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It’s safe to say there’s an epidemic of school shootings and threats surrounding schools in America. The school shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people and injured 17 more people prompted a nationwide walkout against gun violence. But as we find solutions to this ever-growing…

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A math teacher in Monterey County, California, proved why the idea of arming teachers could lead to disaster. Dennis Alexander, a teacher and reserve officer at Seaside High School, was apparently teaching a gun safety class when the incident occurred. Alexander pointed a loaded gun at the ceiling and the gun reportedly fired accidentally. The…

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Clean water is something we take for granted on a daily basis. This is especially true when we send our kids off to school and don’t even question if they are getting pure water that day. Apparently, a predominantly Black metro Atlanta city has an issue when it comes to providing safe drinking water to…

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Parents and students in Detroit were shocked Monday, May 2 as teachers staged a massive sick-out. According to reports, 94 of the Detroit’s 97 public schools were forced to cancel classes when at least 2,700 teachers called in to say they would not show up at school for classes. At the heart of the issue was…

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State of Illinois Representative Christian Mitchell has a track record of advocating for change for the constituents he represents on the South Side of Chicago. His energy is youthful, determined and experienced. We spoke with him about education, school closings, school funding and the Laquan McDonald case. Tell us who you are. I’m state Representative…

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The racial incident at a Texas pool continues to spark emotions across the nation. After watching the viral video, a fourth grade teach from West Texas resorted to Facebook to complain about Blacks. Karen Fitzgibbons posted the photo of the police officer, Eric Casebolt, who resigned after tackling an unarmed Black teenage girl in a bathing…

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While performing this past weekend in Pasadena, California, at the latest stop on his “On the Run Tour” with his superstar wife, Beyoncé, Jay Z commented on California Proposition 47. Prop 47 is to be featured on the ballot during the November election and emphasizes the reduction of non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It is believed that Prop 47 will lower California’s ever-swelling incarceration rates–which disproportionately affect black and Latino men.

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Newark, New Jersey, was once a thriving hub of manufacturing for the state. Now like many large urban cities it is faced with violence, poverty and unemployment. The school system has been a wreck for years and it once again has made national news. Former Newark mayor now United States Senator Corey Booker tried to…

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