National Black Mama’s Bail Out Seeks to Reunite Families for Mother’s Day | Colorlines “We are committed to building a community-based movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.”

“We are committed to building a community-based movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.”

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Happy slaves? The peculiar story of three Virginia school textbooks | Richmond Times-Dispatch If you were a Virginian between fourth and 11th grades from 1957 to the 1970s, you may well have gotten a dose of this official state history. The books were estimated to reach more than a million students.

If you were a Virginian between fourth and 11th grades from 1957 to the 1970s, you may well have gotten a dose of this official state history. The books were estimated to reach more than a million students.

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Black churches and other institutions must open up schools serving our communities | New York Amsterdam News Economic and educational marginalization destroy the lives of Black youth and cause violence in our communities, as well as ultimately lead our youth into conflicts with the police.

Economic and educational marginalization destroy the lives of Black youth and cause violence in our communities, as well as ultimately lead our youth into conflicts with the police.

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A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It. | The New York Times The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.

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Undoing the Dirty Deed: How ‘Whites Only’ Language from Restrictive Housing Covenants Remain on Deeds Across The Country | Atlanta Black Star Unfortunately, well into the second decade of the 21st century, discrimination in the housing market against African-Americans remains far from rare.

Unfortunately, well into the second decade of the 21st century, discrimination in the housing market against African-Americans remains far from rare.

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1,300 people held for 4 years in Louisiana jails without a trial, sheriffs say | NOLA.com The Louisiana Sheriffs' Association says around 1,300 people have been in local jails for four years waiting for their trials, and 70 people have been held for five years without having their case heard, according to the group's informal survey.

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association says around 1,300 people have been in local jails for four years waiting for their trials, and 70 people have been held for five years without having their case heard, according to the group’s informal survey.

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‘Uncommon Bonds’ Explores What It Takes for Women to Have Real Friendships Across Race | Colorlines The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

The collection of essays, poetry and letters, edited by Kersha Smith and Marcella Runell Hall, uncovers the tensions, vulnerabilities and power dynamics of true cross-racial friendships.

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Laila Ali Partners with TIAA on “Difference Maker 100” Initiative | The Network Journal Giving back is something that comes naturally to retired (and undefeated) professional boxer-turned-entrepreneur Laila Ali.

Giving back is something that comes naturally to retired (and undefeated) professional boxer-turned-entrepreneur Laila Ali.

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