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Freeman Hrabowski Reflects on Race, Peace and Trust in Baltimore

Freeman Hrabowski Reflects on Race, Peace and Trust in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Freeman Hrabowski learned early in life the sting of being abused by police because of the color of his skin. As a 12-year-old, Hrabowski, who is Black, marched in the May 1963 Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Eugene “Bull” Connor, the Birmingham public safety commissioner, ordered […]

How a Youth-Led Solution Is Helping America

How a Youth-Led Solution Is Helping America

“Youth engagement” is all the rage these days in philanthropic circles—and for good reason. Young people are among our most innovative thinkers and passionate advocates—especially when it comes to tackling the problems they and their families experience firsthand. This is why increasing numbers of social justice funders are realizing that if we want to support […]

Effort to Help Girls of Color Gets $90M From Buffett Foundation

Effort to Help Girls of Color Gets $90M From Buffett Foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation run by the youngest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett plans to spend $90 million to improve the lives of young women of color. The NoVo Foundation, created in 2006 by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, the youngest son of Warren Buffett, announced Wednesday the multimillion investment. The foundation says this […]

A Chicago Alliance Calls for Chicago Police to Change

A Chicago Alliance Calls for Chicago Police to Change

From the viewpoint of many Chicago residents – especially youth – the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a police officer amounted to nothing more than murder.  The video release late last month of the Black teenager’s death also has done nothing more than to force members of Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), […]

Special Series: Dignity Drives Actions of Teen in Miss.

Special Series: Dignity Drives Actions of Teen in Miss.

For more than three years, Randarious Cooper, a 17-year-old Lexington, Miss. native, has been working with Nollie Jenkins Family Center (NJFC), which advances the “goal of empowering the citizens of the community by developing grassroots leaders.” Randarious is quickly becoming one such leader. He has led campaigns around the abolition of corporal punishment in schools. […]

Man Convicted in ‘Loud Music’ Killing Gets Life Sentence

Man Convicted in ‘Loud Music’ Killing Gets Life Sentence

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. The life sentence imposed by Circuit Judge Russell Healey was mandatory for 47-year-old Michael Dunn after prosecutors decided not […]