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Watch: Artist explores complications of gentrification in spoken word poem

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Gentrification.

It’s one of the most polarizing social constructs within the American political and economic system.

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Not funny: Viral video of boy being hit in the face make rounds on Facebook | Think Piece

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I routinely encounter disturbing videos in my Facebook news feed. Most aren’t worth acknowledging.

But a video of a little black boy named Josiah being hit in the face with a church program because he was yelling into his mother’s phone during church service, elicited a more urgent reaction. He was doing what small children do when they’re made to sit still and listen to loud music and adults yell for 2-3 hours. For any small child (and some adults), that is torture.

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US Administration considers plan to drug test some food stamp recipients

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A plan under review by Donald Trump’s administration would allow states to require a percentage of food stamp recipients to undergo mandatory drug testing, the Associated Press reported.

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Republican senator comes under fire after “Swahili” reference during Facebook hearings

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John Kennedy: “I have nothing to apologize for.”

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Facebook takes an ‘L’

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Senators grill the social media platform’s Mark Zuckerberg during Congressional hearings this week

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Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dead at 81

in Africa & the Diaspora/Feature/Highlights by

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and former wife of South Africa’s first Black president Nelson Mandela, died Monday following a lengthy illness, according to a family statement. She was 81.

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UAlbany alumna creates website to support Black girls who are first-generation college students

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Monica N. Britton is quick to acknowledge the love and encouragement she received from her parents during her years as an undergraduate student at the University at Albany.

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