A Polk County public school teacher’s letter of resignation has apparently hit a nerve with frustrated teachers and parents nationwide. To: The School Board of Polk County, Florida I love teaching. I love seeing my students’ eyes light up when they grasp a new concept and their bodies straighten with pride and satisfaction when they […]

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On July 24, four girls – N’Dea Jackson, Adia-Simone Rhoden, Marissa Rivera and Autumn Noel – were awarded $2,000 as winners of the Black Girls Code Hackathon. Their winning creation was Mana, an app that allows students to host virtual study sessions, share notes and catch up on missed assignments if a student were absent. […]

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I wasn’t given very much information. Stumbling into the secretive meeting I’d been invited to, an all female brigade greeted me quickly as they pored over a hand drawn map of targets. Drawing on an apparently endless supply of cigarettes, peppered sometimes with wine, they debated logistics. It being Paris Fashion Week, they decided Gucci, […]

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We are the first Black internet bank and the largest Black owned bank in the country, with offices in Los Angeles, Boston and Miami. We were awarded the highest Bank Enterprise Award by the U.S. Department of Treasury for our community development lending ten times! We are a designated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). In […]

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Louisville Kentucky, on Thursday became the first city in the South to boost the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour, a move it will complete by 2017. The lawmakers’ agreement resulted from a series of debates prior to the Louisville Metro Council meeting on Thursday night. All 16 Democrats favored raising the minimum wage, and […]

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Jedidah Isler first fell in love with the night sky as a little girl. Now she’s an astrophysicist who studies supermassive hyperactive black holes. In a charming talk, she takes us trillions of kilometers from Earth to introduce us to objects that can be 1 to 10 billion times the mass of the sun — […]

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INDIANAPOLIS — Matthew Warren Heimbach has been called a white supremacist, a racist, a neo-Nazi and the future of organized hate in America. The Indiana Department of Child Services hired Heimbach to be a family case manager in Dubois County, which is close to Paoli, where he lives with his wife and infant son. He […]

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A Brooklyn man who did 22 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit is on the verge of becoming $18 million richer. A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the sum awarded to Alan Newton by a jury for the city’s mismanagement of evidence in his case should be reinstated, reversing a lower […]

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