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Anissa Raiford
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This book is on fire. It's the book that dude who dumped his girlfriend on Christmas should gift on VDay.

Best of all when I'm finished reading, I'm gonna give it to my 13 yo so she can experience and hear this too


#MOTHERHOOD
#AFRICANAMERICAN
#MOTHERS
#MEN
#addiction
#parenthood
#Brothers
#brothas

http://www.amazon.com/Torch-Suzanne-Henderson-Ph-D/dp/0692479406/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454603654&sr=8-1&keywords=the%20torch%20and%20henderson

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Young people asked about the Black Panthers yesterday and if they were still around.


#BlackPanthers

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Dear Friend,. We're excited to announce The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will premiere on PBS Independent Lens during Black History Month on Tuesday, February 16th at 9:00pm EST (check your local listings). Over the next few weeks, the film will travel with Indie Lens Pop-Up to ...
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"The Seven Five" is a doc and it's better than the OJ Bronco chase.

Trainwreck 'Goodfellas' except it's a real life documentary/saga--and these Scarface/hip hop/rap era cops were far worse than the cops in "Brooklyn's Finest" .

They robbed drug dealers and had so much pull they never faced retaliation for it in the streets. 
Mike Dowd was a 23-year-old NYPD cop when he became caught up in corruption. Eventually he was making so much money he forgot to bank his paycheck, he tells Daily Mail Online.
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Infographics are a powerful tool for capturing the attention of your target audiences. In fact, businesses that publish infographics grow their traffic an average of 12% more than those that don't. The hard part, of course, is finding the time and resources to create these infographics. That's why we've created fifteen fully customizable infographic templates that will give you the inspiration and foundation you need to build your own infograph...
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8th graders are incredibly sexually active and underage sex is an activity young people aggressively hide from their parents. Alongside the trauma a.k.a. "drama" of school fighting and bullying, underage sex equally threatens child safety in middle school.

If you think 8th graders don’t need to be talking about sex and the societal ramifications of sexual relationships, think again. How do you stop eighth graders from being sexually active?

For the most part, you don’t. It’s like trying to stop a running train or sending gay children to therapy in order to make them straight.

Originally, I planned to interview students about school safety at Hot Springs Middle School where just five out of eighty students reported feeling that they could get through their two years without a hostile or aggressive situation that may escalate into a physical violence.

But over and over the school fight conversations returned to sexual activity between classmates and pejorative conversations between classmates that lead to violence.

http://www.examiner.com/article/hot-springs-8th-graders-say-sex-starts-school-fights

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It took 72 hours to process the conversations about sex that 13 and 14 yo babies wanted to share.
Apparently 8th grade is serious business and the adults are last to know


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When I see messes like this, I can't help but think that the cops are dirty. Dirty like "Brooklyn's Finest", "The Seven Five" kind of dirty.


It’s fairly common for New Yorkers who are stopped and frisked by the police to claim that they have been targeted, or profiled. But this time, a lot more people are listening to this claim than usual. A Caucasian police officer has in fact been punished and pulled off active duty after he was proven to have have harassed NYPD …
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Affluent Ohio Native, UVA student jailed in North Korea

North Korea’s imprisonment of University of Virginia college student Otto Frederick Warmbier, an Ohio native, raises questions about the duty of the state to protect its citizens from offenses that are protected by the First Amendment. Freedom of speech issues are big arguments in the United States right now, primarily because empathy, the nation is now learning, must be taught.

Ohio Governor John Kasich said Warmbier's arrest is "inexcusable". When a grand jury refused to indict police officer the shooter of 12-year-old Cleveland native Tamir Rice, Kasich initially said nothing, except the decision is "controversial."

When Tamir Rice was killed, Kasich said his murder was "heartbreaking tragedy".


http://www.examiner.com/article/affluent-ohio-college-student-jailed-north-korea
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Black students in Brooklyn blast racist faculty and staff
#hash tags
#bad teacher
#education
#blacklivesmatter
#Brooklyn


http://nbcnews.to/1P03gYq
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    English, BA, present
  • Henderson State University
    English/Mass Media, MLA, present
  • U.S. National Park Service
    Civil Rights Educator Institute (CREI), 2015 - 2015
    Paulo Freire, Theater of the Oppressed
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I ponder events and circumstances through a pop culture, Afro-bohemian lens; create and produce higher education, culture, society, race, arts and entertainment content for social media.

Began writing at the University of Maryland using a video display terminal; interviewed people and praised them highly. Did the same as a freelance writer in Arkansas for an advertising section of the state paper (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette).

Today, I call it like I see it.

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Finished master's degree just two weeks before 40th birthday; raising active kid with a serious bout of autism, in Arkansas
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  • Ouachita Technical College
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  • Henderson State University
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Hot Springs Middle School has light years to go before its administrators are prepared to protect bullied students from bullies. The school's tolerance for bullies who verbally harass and physically assault is astonishing. I heard the Hot Springs School District has a zero tolerance for student fighting.But I am literally watching a violent student whose assault is on camera, be escorted back and forth to the campus on the school bus after a violent incident. That student caught the bus home the day of the fight and caught the bus to school again in the morning, despite the fact that faculty and administrators were aware of her violengt assaiult and horrified, so they said, about the violence. Light years to go before there is an administraation in place at this school that protects its gifted academic achievers instead of reforming criminal elements that naturally or randomly occur in American societies.
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