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COLUMN: Vaughn Rebellion and the Case Against Prisons
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COLUMN: Vaughn Rebellion and the Case Against Prisons

By Juan McFarland, Contributing Writer Posted 5:30 PM EST, Sat., Feb. 11, 2017 On Feb. 1, prisoners at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware organized an uprising, leaving one correctional officer dead and another vaguely injured. It was the 152nd anniversary of the 13th Amendment, which legalizes slavery as a punishment for crime….

Activists Push University of California to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Contracts With Private Prison Partner
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Activists Push University of California to Terminate $475 Million Worth of Contracts With Private Prison Partner

By Jason Ajiake, News Editor Posted 3:18 PM EST, Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017 After over one year of pressure from the Afrikan Black Coalition, an organization dedicated to improving the conditions of Black students and the Black community at large, the University of California has agreed to discontinue several of its contracts with Wells Fargo, one of the…

NAACP’s ‘The People’s Inauguration’ Rally Ignites Call To Action
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NAACP’s ‘The People’s Inauguration’ Rally Ignites Call To Action

By Rebecca Johnson, Contributing Writer Posted 10:13 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 The People’s Inauguration Rally was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) kickoff for their “Stay Woke and Fight” initiative.  The rally was held Saturday, Jan. 21 at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.    The rally included a panel…

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — The Greenwood Project: Rebuilding Black Wall Street
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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT — The Greenwood Project: Rebuilding Black Wall Street

By Justin Cohen, Staff Writer Posted 9:30 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 Updated 3:35 PM EST, Mon., Jan. 30, 2017 Howard University Rashaan Everett (c/o of 2016) dreams of increasing the presence of Black people on Wall Street with his initiative to educate minorities on investments and entrepreneurship. Everett’s Greenwood Project, named for Greenwood, Oklahoma, birthplace of…

Inauguration Day Ignites District-Wide Protests
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Inauguration Day Ignites District-Wide Protests

Jason Ajiake, News Editor and Sabrina Newton, Contributing Writer Posted 9:12 PM EST, Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 Protests shook downtown Washington, D.C. as Donald J Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Friday, Jan. 20, with thousands gathering in solidarity in protest of his policies, ideals and proposals for the forthcoming presidential term….

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