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Atlanta's cheating teachers are not mobsters: Column

Atlanta's cheating teachers are not mobsters: ColumnOur out of control criminal justice system has forgotten about justice.

Last Tuesday, eight Atlanta Public Schools employees were sentenced to prison in one of the largest school cheating scandals in American history. But you wouldn't know they were cheaters based on how they were treated in court. The educators were convicted of racketeering — a felony typically reserved for mob bosses, drug kingpins and terrorists.
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Women Leading Change: Four questions to aid you in discovering the leader within

Women Leading Change: Four questions to aid you in discovering the leader withinLeaders are lead problem solvers. A leader's vision moves beyond the limitations of a problem to a vision for creating change. Evangeline M. Mitchell, founder of the National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc., is a lead problem solver who is promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. For over a decade, she has committed her work to creating a pipeline for aspiring law students from diverse backgrounds to not only strive to reach their dreams of becoming an attorney but to thrive. Her publications, conferences, and summits provide students with the tools to work effectively, think critically, and advance social justice.
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Through the Fire: Cinematographer Mychal Fisher rebuilds after Northside blaze

Through the Fire: Cinematographer Mychal Fisher rebuilds after Northside blazeIt has been said that "fire both destroys and purifies." The devastating blaze that ripped through the 900 block of Broadway in North Minneapolis not only affected local businesses, but also the homes of many families and individuals. Visionary cinematographer Mychal Fisher (also known as Sway Heavy) was one of those individuals. His work spans from the film world into music production and performance with the Afrofuturist band ZULUZULUU alongside Greg Grease and 5 for '15 R&B award winner Proper-T. In our exclusive interview for Aesthetically Speaking Fisher is surprisingly optimistic in the face of tragedy.
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Understanding the assault on Black interests

Understanding the assault on Black interestsLike others in my professional and community circles, I am astounded and incensed by the incredulous yet incessant attack on Black people by the Minneapolis daily newspaper and by Republican legislators who, as if operating in tandem, act as if they have a duty to dismantle Black community institutions, derail Black community interests, and destroy those who serve Black institutions and interests.
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Black women face pay gap

Black women face pay gapWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP).
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News InsightsCalls for sanctions after Republican lawmaker makes offensive remark

Gov. Mark Dayton and other law makers are calling on state Republican leaders to sanction one of its own.
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Community, businesses, residents still searching for answers following West Broadway fire

Community, businesses, residents still searching for answers following West Broadway fireJust a little more than a week after the devastating fire that changed the landscape of West Broadway, the community, affected businesses and residents are still without answers.
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Business as usual for NOC despite fire

Business as usual for NOC despite fireJust a few hours after a three-alarm blaze raged in the building Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) called home, the group assisted in a protest supporting raising the minimum wage.
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Barway Collins funeral postponed to allow biological Mother to attend

Barway Collins funeral postponed to allow biological Mother to attendCommunity efforts to delay funeral arrangements for 10 year old Barway Collins whose body was found on April 11 in the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Center, weeks after he was reported missing have been successful. Family and community members were seeking to delay the funeral scheduled for Saturday April 25 to give his biological mother, Louise Karluah time to make travel arrangements to attend her son’s funeral.
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Transition at the Daily Planet

Transition at the Daily PlanetAfter more than a decade of working to give voice to underrepresented communities, Jeremy Iggers will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) on May 6. A founder of the organization and its flagship local news website, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Jeremy helped grow the organization from a training ground for citizen journalists to a hub for media classes and trainings for individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. The board of directors would like to sincerely thank Jeremy for his creative vision and tireless work for so many years.
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Video Series on Systemic Racism

What is Systemic Racism?

Rinku Sen President of Race Forward & Publisher of Colorlines introduces the "What Is Systemic Racism?" video series featuring our very own Jay Smooth.

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