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The Week Tamir Rice Would Have Turned 18

Honoring the memory of Tamir Rice, who was shot to death by a police officer in November 2014 while playing with a toy gun at a park in Cleveland, USA Today talked to 31 teenagers about growing up Black in…

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Odunde Festival, June 7 to 14, 2020

“For many black Philadelphians, Odunde is the unofficial start of summer. The country’s largest African American street festival, Odunde — a Yoruba word meaning “Happy New Year” — is a celebration of African culture typically held in Philadelphia the second…

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Remembering Black Lives through the Arts, June 13, 2020

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African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top

While African Americans have fought in every American war from the Revolutionary War on, their advancement to the top ranks of the military has stalled. “Some 43 percent of the 1.3 million men and women on active duty in the…

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Virus Job Losses Hit Young, Minorities First

On Friday, April 3, 2020,  the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March job report showed that minority populations and some of the labor market’s youngest workers have been hit hardest by the initial wave of job losses during the pandemic. …

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