In Brooklyn, School Rezoning Plan Reveals Gap Between Classes<br />

In Brooklyn, School Rezoning Plan Reveals Gap Between Classes

by Demetria Irwin

A proposal to move students from an overcrowded but rich school to an undercrowded, but poor school has heightened tensions among parents in the New York borough
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[Ending Rape 4Ever]
This Is What Rape Culture Sounds Like

If you’ve ever taken the time to listen—and we mean really listen—to your favorite artists' songs, there’s… Read More

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Has Tony Dungy Really Been Reading His Bible?

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The Freedom Side - a collective of young leaders comprised of members of the Dream Defenders, United We Dream, Young… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

Cops heard Eric Garner cry that he couldn’t breathe, a recording captured officers violently taking him to the ground and even… Read More

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15,000 Flee Damboa After Boko Haram Attack

by #teamEBONY

The Nigerian government is denying reports that Boko Haram have taken Damboa. From Reuters: Abdulkair Read More

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Though the proceedings have not officially started, the victim is clearly already on trial. Last month, to build a case casting McBride… Read More

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by Kristian Davis Bailey

Over 550 Palestinians have been killed and 3,000 injured by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Gaza Strip since July 8. United… Read More

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by Slate

On Monday morning, President Obama signed an executive LGBT non-discrimination order, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual… Read More


Dreaded Virus Reaches America

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Chikungunya virus seems, at first, to have a lot in common with dengue virus, another mosquito-borne pathogen. Both cause extremely… Read More

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