Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency in Ferguson

Credit: Lucas Jackson/REUTERS

Governor Jay Nixon  has declared a state of emergency in the state of Missouri and has the National Guard on standby, in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision regarding slain unarmed teenager Michael Brown. While some residents and demonstrators in Ferguson believe the governor’s declaration will exacerbate tensions and deemed …

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Commentary: Eric Garner, Police Brutality and Understanding Your Rights

By Darcwonn (Intersection of Madness & Reality & Chocolate Covered Lies) *Editor’s Note: this commentary reflects the views of the author(s), and not  necessarily those of Northend Agent’s. So, my news feeds have been ablaze with the story about Eric Garner. He died because he was put in a choke hold …

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Study: Black Women Face Evictions at a Higher Rate

According to a report in the Washington Post by Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at Harvard University, black women are evicted from their homes more often than other groups. Desmond — who has done extensive research on eviction and the lives of Americans suffering from poverty and who conducted the …

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HUD, Connecticut City, and Housing Authority Reach Agreement in Housing Discrimination Suit

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached agreements with the city of Ansonia, CT, and the Ansonia Housing Authority (AHA) in New Haven County, settling allegations that the city and the housing authority discriminated against African Americans, Hispanics, and families with children …

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Hartford House Delegation Scores Funding For City In State Budget

The Hartford delegation to the State House recently announced that the City of Hartford has benefited from state grants from the Bond Commission and funding in a recently passed state budget. “The delegation has been working tirelessly to get increases in both PILOT and education funding for the City,” said Rep. Matthew Ritter (D-Hartford). …

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Advances in Cyberbullying: Westport School Officials Ban Two Social Media Apps

As this social media age continues to thrive and gravitate towards new areas of communication, the advent of social networking apps continue to emerge. High school and college students are at the forefront of many social networking sites and are utilizing apps to communicate with each other in a myriad …

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Abducted Nigerian School Girls Still Captive, Mothers to Hold Million Woman March

The 200+ Nigerian school girls abducted from a rural boarding school in the north-eastern town of Chibok, remain missing (for two weeks now) and the outlook looks grim. Several victims were, reportedly, able to escape however, the girls’ fathers launched an independent search in a remote forest to find those daughters who …

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Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and Racism in Sports

by Darcwonn (of ChocolateCoveredLies.com) – for Intersection of Madness & Reality   **Editor’s Note: Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has been banned from the NBA for life and fined the maximum fine for his racist remarks. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine while renouncing …

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16-year-old Milford Teen Fatally Stabbed by Jilted Classmate

16-year-old Maren Sanchez was fatally stabbed in her high school stairwell by a classmate Friday morning, at Jonathan Law High School in Milford (CT). Maren Sanchez, a junior, was reportedly pronounced dead shortly after the early morning attack and, according to a report by ABC News, a 16-year-old male suspect …

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Justice Sotomayor Takes Conservative Colleagues to Task

Justice Sonia Sotomayor chided the high court’s right-wing members after they took failed willfully ignored structural and institutional racism in their affirmative action ruling, yesterday. In a troubling 6-2 ruling Tuesday, justices upheld Michigan’s affirmative action ban, deciding that Michigan voters had the right to change the state’s constitution to bar public …

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