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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The 32 months that elapsed between Martin’s death and Brown’s were an incubation period—a time when millions of… Read More

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Civil rights history is often remembered in critical moments. Though the work was constant, and the lives of those who organized… Read More


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On August 5, 2014, the 22-year-old father of two picked up an un-packaged BB/pellet gun inside of the Walmart near Dayton, Ohio near… Read More

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Family of John Crawford Seeks Answers

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The death of Raynette Turner will be the first case the New York State Attorney General will investigate since Governor Andrew Cuomo… Read More

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Bland Family Files Federal Lawsuit

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The family of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail cell last month, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Houston seeking… Read More

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by JET

The latest on the trial of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an… Read More

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by Daniel Kerry

In an intimate roundtable discussion in New York City, Kayla Reed, field organizer for the Organization for Black Struggle and St… Read More

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Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers On, Despite Threats

by Ryan K. Smith

In January of 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the groundbreaking  Read More

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Chicago Mothers Suing Suburbs Over the Murders of Their Sons

by The Washington Post

In an unusual lawsuit filed July 7, Bosley and Nance-Holt claim their civil rights have been violated by three suburban governments… Read More

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