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Suicide rates for black children increase
Monday, September 12, 2016
Social service and health professionals kicked off an annual week dedicated towards suicide prevention. The week celebrated the decrease in suicides among black males while also pressing black families to become more cognizant of warning signs of self-harm among black children between the ages of 5 and 11. A 2015 study from the Centers for Disease Control
 
Clinton visit JCSU; expresses support for HBCUs
Friday, September 9, 2016
CHARLOTTE – Hillary Clinton went where Donald Trump has yet to set foot. During a visit to Johnson C. Smith University Thursday, Clinton and her supporters showed she wants to connect with Americans wherever they stand. Clinton's appearance at a historically black college in a predominantly black neighborhood was a contrast to Republican contender
 
North Carolina board makes measured choices on voting plans
Friday, September 9, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's Republican-controlled Board of Elections took a measured approach Thursday to settling local quarrels over early voting plans, refusing to expand voting on Sundays this fall but increasing access to the ballot in counties where GOP proposals seemed too limiting. After a federal appeals court this summer found Republican
 
Poll: Support for Black Lives Matter grows among white youth
Thursday, September 8, 2016
WASHINGTON — Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has increased among young white adults, according to a poll that suggests a majority of white, black, Asian and Hispanic young adults now support the movement calling for accountability for police in the deaths of African-Americans. Fifty-one percent of white adults between the ages of 18 and
 
Georgetown to give slave descendants priority for admission
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
WASHINGTON — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington said. The announcement from President John DeGioia came as Georgetown released a
 
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Obama emphasizes his legacy’s state of jeopardy

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Justice Department announces $20M for police body cameras

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Justice Department announced Monday it's awarding more than $20

Anthem protests spread to colleges and WNBA

NEW YORK – Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer