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

In Brooklyn, School Rezoning Plan Reveals Gap Between Classes

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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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Police Kill 'Suicidal' NC Man

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The struggle of people of color for equality in the 20th century has become a struggle for existence in the 21st century… Read More

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I started working as a classroom aide in Baltimore 50 years ago. My colleagues and I—mostly black women—were making $2.25… Read More

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Yesterday, prosecutors and the defense attorneys representing the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of… Read More


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After traveling through the West Bank in Summer 2015,  Dr. Barbara Lewis, Director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute… Read More

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'Anchor Baby' Is the New 'Crack Baby'

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The term “anchor baby” has dominated political conversation this summer, as 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls directly call for an… Read More

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After the Storm, Troy Sawyer Finds the Right Notes

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The day before Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans forever, Troy Sawyer of Troy Sawyer and the Elementz never could have imagined… Read More

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