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Millennials Are Smart But Are They Ready Lead?

Millennials Are Smart But Are They Ready Lead?

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s to define America’s millennials. Although, millennials are supposed to be America’s future, are they ready to take leadership? New research from Pew uncovers some interesting characteristics of millennials that might help answer that question. As reported by […]

Does America Produce A High Number Of Rapists?

Does America Produce A High Number Of Rapists?

by Afiya J. Watkins Few things are as degrading or devastating to experience than rape. It is a total violation of not only the body, but also the mind and spirit, often leaving the victim emotionally broken. For this reason and many others, it’s disturbing to note that there is a rape culture alive and […]

L’Wren Scott’s Suicide Highlights The “Fabulous and Broke” Lifestyle

L’Wren Scott’s Suicide Highlights The “Fabulous and Broke” Lifestyle

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Though the highly publicized suicide of socialite and fashion designer L’Wren Scott drew the focus to Upper East Side elite lifestyles in New York, a columnist for The Root says the problem of “fronting” is just as real to people of all races and social status. After Scott, girlfriend of noted […]

Lawmakers To Make It Illegal For Cops To Hire Prostitutes

Lawmakers To Make It Illegal For Cops To Hire Prostitutes

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert In Honolulu, Hawaii  police officers will have to pay to have sεx with prostitutes. Lawmakers voted on Friday to restore a line in a bill that would make it illegal for police to have sεx with prοstitutes. Currently in Hawaii, police working with the scope of duty are exempt from all prοstitution […]

Alabama Town Puts Poor People In Prison And Makes Them Clean Floors

Alabama Town Puts Poor People In Prison And Makes Them Clean Floors

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A lawsuit filed in federal court last week claims a Montgomery, Ala. jail illegally held four inmates and made them work off debts for unpaid traffic tickets. The complaint states that the Montgomery is running an illegal debtors prison by arresting people who can’t pay fines. Inmates work doing jobs around […]

Black Princeton Students Do An Experiment With Police

Black Princeton Students Do An Experiment With Police

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Police apparently pulled the wrong carload of black men over in Princeton last week. Member of the Black Youth Project 100 were pulled over after leaving a convening meeting on the Princeton University campus on March 8, according to a story in The Root. The officer said he pulled the car […]

What Do You Think About “Black Twitter?”

What Do You Think About “Black Twitter?”

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The more effective Twitter is for promoting civil rights issues, the more it becomes known by its nickname “Black Twitter,” the more controversy the topic generates, all of which suggests that minorities tweeting has proven to be very effective. An article in Salon on Sunday likened Twitter to a modern day […]

Black, Disabled Students Are Getting Suspended More Than Others

Black, Disabled Students Are Getting Suspended More Than Others

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Unfortunately, too many students with disabilities face the so called school-to-prison pipeline. In addition to students with disabilities, students of color face this horrific fate as well. According to a new report released last Thursday, “African-American students and students with disabilities are suspended at hugely disproportionate rates compared to white […]

Pittsburgh Trial Focuses On Why Police Beat An Honor Student Beyond Recognition

Pittsburgh Trial Focuses On Why Police Beat An Honor Student Beyond Recognition

By Lechette Walker The Police beating of the honor student in Pittsburg is set to go back to trail. The three officers that beat the unarmed performing arts student retrial will start on Tuesday. Back in January of 2010, Jordon Miles was beaten because he was suspected to be a drug dealer or criminal. The […]

Man Has Been On Deathrow For Decades, Now He’s Free

Man Has Been On Deathrow For Decades, Now He’s Free

By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Imagine being on death row for 26 years knowing your innocent, but still might be executed. Since August of 1988, Glenn Ford has sat on death row waiting to be set free or executed. On Tuesday afternoon, Ford, 64 walked out of prison at Angola in Louisiana a free man. A judge […]