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Georgetown Students Approve Reparations Measure

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The school’s undergraduates voted Thursday, April 11, on the referendum, which would increase tuition by $27.20 per semester to create a fund benefiting descendants of the 272 slaves sold to pay off the Georgetown Jesuits’ debt – a move that saved the university financially. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education

NNPA NEWSWIRE — She wanted a better life for her son, so she enrolled him in the Norwalk public schools despite having no real ties to the city. When the city found out that it was spending its money educating her boy, it demanded that Ms. McDowell be charged with a crime. Norwalk prosecutors, known statewide for an unreasoning mean-streak, obliged. She was charged with first-degree larceny, said Norm Pattis, a trial lawyer who is fighting for freedom “one client at a time. […read more]

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Robin Roberts Diagnosed With Rare Blood Disorder

[BET.com] (Courtesy: BET.com) Robin Roberts announced on Good Morning America that she has been diagnosed with a rare blood and bone marrow disorder called MDS, and will undergo a bone marrow transplant. Sadly, this news happens five years after she battled breast cancer. Speaking on Good Morning America and writing on her blog post, Roberts Read More