Author Archives: The Soul Brother

About The Soul Brother

An observer to the world. I have a unique view of the world and want to share it. It's all in love from the people of the "blues". Love, Knowledge, and Sharing amongst all is the first steps towards solving all the problems amongst humanity.

The False Promise of Black Political Representation

By Nicholas Stephanopoulos The recent unrest in Baltimore, Ferguson, and other cities is puzzling in one important respect. Unlike in earlier eras, when African Americans’ political exclusion drove them to protest, blacks today are as likely to vote as whites … Continue reading

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Strip club seeks recent high school grads for employment

By Danielle Miller There are numerous ways to pay for college, some more conventional than others. For those living in Las Vegas, there’s no shortage of opportunities for fast cash. “It fits in with Vegas. Vegas is always going to … Continue reading

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Detroit Gentrification Means ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors

By Paul Kleyman Many Detroit residents are celebrating a new era of revitalization, as the city’s thriving Midtown is now dotted with upscale shops, restaurants and new construction. But Motor City, blighted with 83,000 abandoned homes, is also seeing the … Continue reading

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Frenship Teacher Fired Over #imnotracist Post on Facebook

By Staff Frenship ISD said Thursday that the teacher who wrote a controversial Facebook post was fired.  She was not mentioned by name in the statement but she had been previously identified as Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher at Bennett Elementary … Continue reading

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May El-Khalil – Making peace is a marathon

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The Problem With The New York Teacher Exam Is That White People Are More Likely To Pass It

By Casey Quinlan A federal judge ruled that a New York Teachers exam is racially biased because it did not properly measure skills relevant to all teachers. For black and Latino candidates, the pass rate ranged between 54 percent and … Continue reading

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Conservative advocate sues to end affirmative action at Harvard

By Joan Biskupic In recent months, Harvard University has come under attack in court for allegedly limiting the number of Asian-American students it admits. A Reuters examination reveals how the lawsuit brought in their name arose from a broader goal: … Continue reading

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Cleveland Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Officers in Tamir Rice Death

By Richard Perez-Pena and Mitch Smith A judge in Cleveland ruled Thursday that probable cause existed to charge two Cleveland police officers in the death of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, but also said he did not have the power … Continue reading

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Disillusioned black voters ask: Is voting even worth it?

By Robert Samuels During those two electric Novembers, the chance to elect a black president, and then keep him in office, seized Regenia Motley’s neighborhood. Nightclubs were registering voters. Churches held fish fries after loading buses that ferried parishioners to … Continue reading

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Baltimore cops speak out on Freddie Gray, murder spike

By Brooke Baldwin and Dana Ford Forty-two people were killed in Baltimore in May, making it the deadliest month there since 1972. When asked what’s behind that number, a Baltimore police officer gave an alarming answer. Basically, he said, the … Continue reading

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