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The crime of race and class

Debra Harrell has joined the ranks of the unemployed. The 46-year old woman from North Augusta, S.C. was fired by McDonald’s after she was arrested for abandoning her nine-year old daughter in a park. ...

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New low

Apparently convinced that their approval ratings aren’t low enough, Republican members of the United States Congress are going through with their plans to sue President Barack Obama for what they characterize as overreaching the powers of his office. ...

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Refocus the attention on testing

Bad news continues for the Columbus City Schools district as recent reports reveal that the Ohio Department of Education has issued subpoenas for disciplinary and personnel files of current and former employees ...

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A dubious choice

Last week during a primary election in Mississippi, some African Americans crossed party lines and voted in the Republican race. ...

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Freedom Summer

This summer marks two anniversaries with one garnering more attention possibly because of its salaciousness and celebrity. ...

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Safe shelter for all

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2007 to 2010, the number of homeless families increased by 20 percent. ...

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Happy Father’s Day!

Although it doesn’t receive quite as much attention as its counterpart as Father’s Day approaches this Sunday, studies show that the presence of fathers in children’s lives is crucial. ...

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Flying Free

When Maya Angelou, the writer, poet and teacher, died in her Winston Salem home last week everyone from President Obama to a variety of celebrities expressed their sorrow. ...

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Remembering not to forget

In the days leading up to the Memorial Day holiday, Atlantic magazine released an article by Ta-neshi Coates, one of its senior editors, who wrote a story with a provocative title called,“The Case for Reparations.” ...

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A muted celebration

Sixty years ago, in a unanimous decision the nine Supreme Court justices decreed that individual states could not educate “Negro” and white students in different public schools. ...

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