Group of Teens Ask For Jobs To Avoid Gang Recruitment

For some, teenage years are difficult for reasons beyond keeping up good grades, managing the ups and downs of popularity, and dating headaches. For many teens, navigating the complex route of joining or avoiding gang life has to be taken care of first.

Four young boys from Georgia came together to find a way to avoid being recruited by gangs – they continuously asked for and, eventually, received jobs.

Yale To Rehire Black Employee Who Broke Window Depicting Slavery

Corey Menafee spent years cleaning Calhoun College, named after slavery advocate and former Vice President John C. Calhoun. Like many others that walked the halls, he always noticed a stained glass window that depicted slaves picking cotton. One day in June, enough was enough and he took his broomstick and smashed the window students have been unsuccessfully protesting for years.

“I thought, I’m tired of looking at this, I’m about to break this,” Menafee said, according to NBC News. “It’s the 21st century, why do I have to go to work and look at this?”

Cedric the Entertainer Hosts 100 Black Celebrities For A Town Hall Meeting

With the recent jump in black celebrities coming out to speak on the political climate in the U.S., it was just a matter of time before they all came together. And Cedric the Entertainer is being touted as the one responsible for making it happen.

A recent Instagram post from the famous comedian shows what was the end result of what’s being called a town hall meeting with 100 black celebrities in attendance. Some of which were Jesse Williams, T.I., Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Lorenz Tate, Meagan Good and many more.

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Asian Americans Pen Open Letter Supporting Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is noticeably more prominent of an issue than it ever has been and with that comes an even larger discussion. Instead of being viewed as a two-sides issue, mostly between black citizens and police officers, it’s now reaching new audiences among a variety of people of color.

Asian American activists, in particular, saw this as an opportunity to reach out to other members of their community to explain what exactly Black Lives Matter is trying to achieve and why it deserves their support.