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We Shall Overcome? When? The Unpreached Modern-Day Slavery

By Ify Ike 

Human trafficking is not just an international or an other issue, it is happening in and to the black community and it's time for the black church to stand up. Read more

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A New Way to Get and Keep Black Men Out of Prison

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A new aspect of the Department of Justice’s War On Drugs aims to get and keep black men out of jail. Read more

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The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool

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A recent report from the Department of Justice reveals the racial disparities in school disciplinary policies that result in young black children falling into the pipeline earlier. Read more

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Black Teens Are Ivy League Bound

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As college acceptance letters roll in across the country, two black teenage boys are weighing their offers to multiple Ivy League institutions. Read more

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World Vision’s Gay Policy and the Civil Rights Movement

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What the organization can learn from King and the Civil Rights Movement about working together despite differences. Read more

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African Clergy Join Fight to Save Elephants and Rhinos from Poaching

By By Fredrick Nzwili 

The escalating slaughter of elephants and rhinos is drawing the anger of conservationist clerics, who have begun enlisting church members in the battle to save Africa’s wildlife. Read more

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How Faith Communities Are Helping with the Affordable Care Act

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With less than 10 days before ACA sign up ends, the Obama administration has taken a literal leap of faith in getting churches to pitch in. Read more

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Christian Leaders Urge Dialogue with Nigeria’s Violent Boko Haram

By Fredrick Nzwili 

While attacks on Christians ignited violent reprisals in the Central African Republic, Christian leaders in Nigeria continue to insist on a path of dialogue and nonviolence with Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group. By Fredrick Nzwili. Read more

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SuperShuttle Drivers Find Common Enemy in Veolia

By Julia Kann 

Over 200 D.C. SuperShuttle drivers, mostly West African immigrants, are locked into franchisee contracts that make the company more money than it makes them. Read more

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Black Man’s Kryptonite: The Booty

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The struggle of lusting over the female derriere is shared by many men, but there is a truth behind the looks and tactics that can help men overcome temptation. Read more

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