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All Charges Dismissed Against 15 Black Men Who Were Framed By Chicago Police

The Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois has dropped all charges against 15 men who combined had 18 convictions. All of them were convicted in 2003 to 2008 for drug crimes that they say that local police framed them for.

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Why Meghan Markle’s Engagement to Prince Harry Is Controversial

The engagement of Britain’s Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle is raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic for a particularly British set of reasons: She’s a biracial woman who will be the first American divorcée…

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research of the Canadian art market found that the returns are lower than investing in the stock market.

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The Economics of Ridiculously Expensive Art

Academic studies of art as an investment have mixed results. For instance, research of the Canadian art market found that the returns are lower than investing in the stock market.

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Parole Violations Are Prison’s Revolving Door

Some individuals convicted of a felony do not always serve time in prison. Many are sentenced to another kind of supervision called probation. Probation is usually less intensive than parole.

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Sessions Exposed Covertly Installing White Nationalism in the Justice Department

Sessions claims to be doing all of this in the name of the law and order. But that claim is hard to swallow, coming from a man who has repeatedly perjured himself in defense of the most lawless president we’ve ever seen.

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Yes, Some Alabama Republicans Will Still Vote for Roy Moore: “Alabama Embarrassment Syndrome”

An interview with Howell Raines on what he calls “Alabama Embarrassment Syndrome.” By Jon Wiener (caption: U.S.

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Bishop William J. Barber II to Meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thanksgiving Day

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, the president of Repairers of the Breach, a nonpartisan, nonprofit social advocacy group, has confirmed that he and a delegation of “moral, workers’ rights, anti-poverty and ecological justice advocates…”

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Why We Need More Black Men in Early Childhood Education

As educators, we have an obligation to give our students every opportunity to succeed. Parents rely on us to ensure their children are armed with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive, once they leave our classrooms.

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Report: HBCUs Generate $14.8 Billion in Economic Impact

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) generate $14.8 billion in economic impact annually, which is equivalent to a ranking in the top 200 on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations …

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The Lobbying Industry’s Oversized Influence Compared to Ordinary American

One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists.

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classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys.  Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent.

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With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys.  Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent.

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Companies Need Confidentiality Clauses – but Not to Muzzle Sexual Abuse Victims

Harassment and abuse accusations against Harvey Weinstein and other prominent men, like Bill O’Reilly, have revealed a trail of settlement agreements in their wake, many of which contained language that prevented victims from speaking publicly.

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