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by The Root

An 18-year-old Alabama girl reportedly took her own life while being held at a local jail, AL.com reports. Kindra Darnell… Read More

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by JET

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by JET

President Obama announced plans to work with local governments, telecommunications firms and nonprofits to provide internet access… Read More

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At some point today -- or perhaps tomorrow -- you might get an email or a text or a tweet imploring you to read something. "You… Read More

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by Huffington Post

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Obama Wants to End Mass Incarceration

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by Slate

Taken together, it looks like momentum. And it undoubtedly is. But the political progress belies a troubling, substantive fact: The… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

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by #teamEBONY

Poverty has fallen for kids in White, Hispanic and Asian families in the last five years, but not for Black children, according to… Read More

Newly Released Video Shows California Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Man

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by #teamEBONY

Despite efforts by the city of Gardena, California to suppress the footage, a video showing officers killing an unarmed, seemingly… Read More

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President Obama Speaks at NAACP Convention

by JET

Hoping to seize on a moment of opportunity, President Barack Obama is pushing for bipartisan action to change the criminal justice… Read More

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