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Congress Urged to Expand Opportunities for African-American Boys

August 2, 2013
Congress Urged  to Expand Opportunities for African-American Boys

  By Gina Cairney July 25, 2013 Tracy Martin, the father of the African-American teenager who was shot and killed last year in an incident that renewed national debates over race relations, urged members of Congress to improve the educational opportunities of black boys. Nationwide, statistics show that African-American boys tend to have poorer educational outcomes than...
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“Oh Hell Naw!!!” 82-Year-Old Black Woman Dragged from Miami Train and Thrown to Ground by Security for Singing Spirituals!

March 9, 2013
“Oh Hell Naw!!!”  82-Year-Old Black Woman Dragged from Miami Train and Thrown to Ground by Security for Singing Spirituals!

Miami Transit Agency says she needed permit to sing and she was breaking the rules! Click Here to See This Assault in Progress!   By Ashely Jennings Mar 7, 2013      The family of an elderly Florida woman is furious that she was hauled off a commuter train because she was singing spirituals...
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Black middle class economically vulnerable

October 8, 2012
Black middle class economically vulnerable

Downturn has wiped out gains of last 30 years, Urban League says By Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune reporter October 07, 2012 Roxie King, 63, lost her job as a cardio echo ultrasound technician in 2010 and has been struggling to keep her Chicago home. (Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune) Generations of Valerie Magee’s family,...
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When others control the images of young Black men, young Black men are demonized, become hated by much of the rest of the world and are threatened with death, incarceration and extermination!!!

October 1, 2012
When others control the images of young Black men, young Black men are demonized, become hated by much of the rest of the world and are threatened with death, incarceration and extermination!!!

Walter Jacobson of CBS 2 Chicago News (left) is not qualified to discuss ending violence in Black communities. On Thursday, September 27, 2012, Walter Jacobson, of CBS 2 Chicago News, interviewed 7 or 8 young gang members from the Englewood community and asked them “leading questions” on how to end violence in their communities....
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Strike talks continue at back to school events

September 12, 2012
Strike talks continue at back to school events

  Sean Lewis, WGN News September 1, 2012 CHICAGO — On an overcast Saturday the cloud of a potential teacher strike in Chicago hung overhead—just as the Million Father March celebrated going back to school. Phillip Jackson of Black Star project said Saturday “We’re hoping that many communities will see the needs for taking...
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Students Say They’ve Been Denied The Right To Read

September 7, 2012
Students Say They’ve Been Denied The Right To Read

by Sarah Hulett September 6, 2012  Listen to the Story Mike Glinski/Mlive DetroitMichelle Johnson and her family talk about conditions within Detroit’s Highland Park schools, in July.    Eight Detroit-area public school students returning to classes this week are plaintiffs against a school system they say has failed them. Their families and the American...
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“Rock That Ponytail Gabby!!!”

August 14, 2012
“Rock That Ponytail Gabby!!!”

Read what Black Star Readers say about the controversy surrounding Ms. Gabrielle Douglas’ Hair   Click Here to see and hear a poem, “Rock That Ponytail Gabby!!!” by a 16-year-old Black girl about the controversy surrounding Ms. Gabrielle Douglas’ hair. Black Star Readers from Around the World Speak Seventy one years young, mother of 3 daughters 15...
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Southern California Joins The Million Father March 2012

August 13, 2012
Southern California Joins The Million Father March 2012

Southern California Million Father March Team   July 11, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Los Angeles Million Father March Planned   Collaboration Focuses on Fatherhood and Community Impact Compton, CA.  The Los Angeles Million Father March Planning Committee (LAMFMPC), a distinct collaboration of community, faith, health, education and business organizations assembled to increase the engagement and...
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Duval dads urged to take kids to first day of school

August 13, 2012
Duval dads urged to take kids to first day of school

The district wants fathers to take kids on opening day and sign up to get involved. By Teresa Stepzinski August 13, 2012 Fathers as well as “father figures” are getting a special invite from Duval County Public Schools. To encourage men to become more active in their children’s education, the school system is calling on...
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Million Father March: York City, Pennsylvania calls on dads for the first day of school

August 13, 2012
Million Father March: York City, Pennsylvania calls on dads for the first day of school

By ANGIE MASON  August 8, 2012  All too often, it’s moms who come to parent-teacher conferences, pick kids up when they’re sick and participate with the York City School District, said Michael Muldrow, safety and security manager for the district. It’s not that anyone’s pushing dads aside, he said. “We’re opting out of our...
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