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Opinion: Black Union Soldiers From Miss. Deserve Our Respect

Opinion: Black Union Soldiers From Miss. Deserve Our Respect

In February, during National Black History Month, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a proclamation officially decreeing April 2016 as Confederate Heritage Month. This proclamation was issued very quietly as it had been done under Gov. Barbour, Gov. Musgrove, Gov. Fordice and so on. However, if it is heritage that should be honored by proclamation, then […]

S.F. Police Under Scrutiny With Release of More Racist Texts

S.F. Police Under Scrutiny With Release of More Racist Texts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A beleaguered San Francisco Police Department took another hit to its tarnished image Tuesday with the release of racist and homophobic text messages allegedly exchanged among officers. The city’s public defender released transcripts of the offensive texts, which emerged during a rape investigation of a former officer. The messages belittle Blacks, […]

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Makes History Again by Joining $20 Bill

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Makes History Again by Joining $20 Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin as among the iconic faces of U.S. currency. The $20 bill will be redesigned with Tubman’s portrait on the front, marking two historic milestones, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday. She will […]

Ferguson Reform of Police, Courts and Laws Receives Judge’s OK

Ferguson Reform of Police, Courts and Laws Receives Judge’s OK

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Reforms are expected to begin quickly in Ferguson now that a federal judge has approved a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer. Federal Judge Catherine Perry issued her ruling Tuesday approving the agreement after a lengthy […]

Special Series: An Oakland Youth Finds Focus in Leadership

  Since her freshman year in high school, Naudika Williams has served as a strong and charismatic student voice on campus. The 16-year-old Oakland resident is passionate about social justice – she moved from an affluent neighborhood and middle school to a community that has less resources and support for students. “The stark differences in […]

Special Series: A Muslim Teen in Chicago Builds Bridges

  For more than six years, Aminah Ali has been working alongside Rami Nashashibi at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) in Chicago, engaging youth in the community to foster change. “Aminah is an extraordinarily hardworking, diligent and effective young leader who takes her work seriously while always extending help and support to others,” says […]

Youth Program at Long Beach YMCA Is Lauded in New Report

Youth Program at Long Beach YMCA Is Lauded in New Report

A new publication highlights the success of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach’s Youth Institute, which gives young people structure and guidance in pursuing multimedia technology and producing short videos that reflect their lives.  The report from “Afterschool Matters” was released in March and includes feedback from participants about what they learned at the institute, […]

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