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The clip is from a PBS series called Race -The power of illusion episode 3 - The house we live in. (Redlining was when the government-sponsored Home Owner's loan corporation first drafted maps of American communities to sort through which ones were worthy of morgage leading. Neighborhoods were ranked an color coded. The ones that were rank the lowest or Red were neighborhoods that were predominant

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Every two years, voters elect members for the two chambers of Congress: the Senate and House of Representatives. Each state has equal representation in the Senate with two senators each serving six-year terms. As for the House, the number of representatives vary state-by-state based on population, with each serving two-year terms. For example, New York has 27 representatives while Hawaii has two.

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"The police spend very little of their time dealing with violent criminals—indeed, police sociologists report that only about 10% of the average police officer’s time is devoted to criminal matters of any kind. Most of the remaining 90% is spent dealing with infractions of various administrative codes and regulations: all those rules about how and where one can eat, drink, smoke, sell, sit, walk,

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Let's talk about the Natural Hair movement, because under the popSugar post, there are plenty of comments (Like the one included which is an example ) from White people who don't know the history behind natural hair so they make ignorant statements like "everyone has natural hair and excluding everyone from the movement is "Racist"" *rolls eyes* I made a 2 in 1 post. In the photos is a brief over

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Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Education Department and it's secretary, Betsy Devos, challenging the Department's move where Devos cancelled two regulations: One that ensured profit colleges aren't tricking people into accumulating mountains of debt only to leave them with useless degrees. (like Trump university )

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Part 3: Even after the destruction, Racial violence continued. Tulsa's white leaders worked to keep Greenwood from being rebuilt. Ordinances were passed to prevent homes from being rebuilt in the district. There was talk of rebuilding the district as a industrial center and relocating blacks to an area much further downtown. Black lawyers won an injunction to stop that from happening and many resi

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Part 2: May 30, 1921 It wasn't settled what happened between Dick Rowland, a black man and a shoe shine and Sarah Page, an elevator operator at the Drexel Building in downtown Tulsa. People heard a scream and Rowland rushing from the building and the scream was taken as a sign that she was assulted. it was a claim she denied to upon being questioned by the police. The local paper ran the story " N

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Part 1: If you haven't heard of Black Wall Street, it's not usually included in textbooks. In 1921, in the Greenwood district neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma was the site of one of the most devastating massacres in U.S. History. In Greenwood in the early part of the 20th century was a thriving business district featuring black owned businesses, a strong black middle and upper class, schools, hospi

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To meet the graduation requirement: They must show that they've secure a job, or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military. Critics say Mayor Emanuel's idea is an empty gesture that does nothing to address the fact that many teens are graduating in impoverished, violence-racked neighborhoods with few jobs, or that readily accessible comm

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Last week, Layla Phillips, 6, won a Southern California PGA drive, chip and putt competition, qualifying her for a junior world competition in San Diego. Her Sister, Roxy, 4, is just as impressive. The sisters learned to golf at 2 years old. The family got into the game after living next to Maggie Hathaway Golf course in Los Angeles. After their mom, Jasimen Phillips, wrote to the course asking th

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Dear @popsugar How do you write a whole article about Natural hair and leave out black women. This is what happens when you don't have black women on your editorial staff. The Natural hair movement is for Black women to embrace and celebrate our natural curls, kinks, and coils, and even though the movement has gone mainstream, there's still plenty of discrimination when it comes to natural hair l

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Three longtime police officers were charged on Tuesday in connection with the death of Laquan McDonald, the black teenager whose fatal shooting in 2014 at the hands of a white Chicago officer ignited intense scrutiny over police conduct and transparency Unlike the officers accused in a series of police shooting trials that have unfolded around the country in recent weeks, those charged here did no

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In a report released Thursday, BJS indicated that a lower percentage (54%) of hate crimes went unreported to police during the 2011 to 2015 period than compared to the 2007 to 2011 period (64%), Lynn Langton, chief of victimization statistics at BJS, confirmed to Mic via email. The hate crime victimization rate was 0.7 hate crimes per 1,000 people age 12 or older between 2004 and 2015. Racial bias

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A black mother brought a federal lawsuit against a Mississippi school district last week, claiming that it made her daughter “co-valedictorian” with a white student who had a lower grade-point average. Jasmine Shepard, the very first black valedictorian in 110 years in the Cleveland, Miss., school district, says that the day before graduation, she found out that she would be forced to share the ho

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Katherine Martin, head of Oxford's U.S. dictionaries, explains that in the 1920s, the term simply meant to "stay awake." For example, there was an event held in Harlem with ran from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. called the "Stay Woke Ball." However, in the 1960s, people began using "woke" to signal a more figurative sense of the word "awakened," referring to those who are aware or well-informed. -Victoria 🌹 #

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Teaming up with UNICEF, Beyoncé and her BeyGOOD Foundation have announced plans to tackle the water crisis in Burundi. The African country has numerous problems with water scarcity and a lack of clean, safe drinking water. BEYGOOD4BURUNDI AND UNICEF will support building water supply systems for healthcare facilities and schools, and the drilling of boreholes, wells, and springs to bring safe wate

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Ashlee Marie Preston’s hope is that her historic role as Editor-in-Chief will open space for other marginalized voices who are often left out of the mainstream social justice narrative. “My objective is to transform the traditional media landscape while redefining social norms and dispelling myths associated with feminism,” said Preston in a recent interview. “Growing up I felt underrepresented in

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The girls wept all day when they heard they couldn't escort their machine to Washington DC for the First Global Challenge, an annual contest for high school students across the world. They had twice trekked around 500 miles from Herat (a western city in Afghanistan), to the American Embassy in Kabul to apply for the one week travel visas, but were denied. The girls are still working on a ball so

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The program is called Ujimaa Medics or UMedics. Ujimaa means "collective work and responsibility in swahili. UMedics training teaches people how to care for shooting victims until an ambulance arrives. UMedics co-founder Martine Caverl said the city’s violence, along with health disparities and ambulance response times, can make people feel powerless. So she helped found the UMedics group, which

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The report "Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls' Childhood" was published Tuesday by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality (The Link to the PDF is in my Bio) Proves what we know, Adults view black girls as more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the 5- 14 age range The study is based on a survey of 325 adults from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds

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Arkansans have plenty of health needs their politicians should address — from the third highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S. to an opioid epidemic. Yet Arkansas politicians have spent their energies blocking a woman's access to abortion care with ever crueler means. A pregnant person's decision to end their pregnancy is theirs to make with their doctor and who ever else they feel comfortabl

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California is the poster child for solar energy: in 2016, 13% of the state's power came from solar sources. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, California is in the lead for the cumulative amount of solar electric capacity installed in 2016. In fact, the California is generating so much solar energy that it is resorting to paying other states to take the excess electricity in ord

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