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Teach Young Black Men ‘The Lesson’ and Save Their Lives

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “My heart is heavy upon learning that yet another young black man, Michael Brown, has died much too soon. A few days later, Kajieme…
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Did School Integration Fail Black Children?

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Root. ““Back to school” is just around the corner, and 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, many children will be returning to…
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Pro Athletes, Big Winners and Losers When the Career Clock Goes to Zero

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “The San Antonio Spurs trounced the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship. But even if they hadn't won, they'd still be rewarded with…
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The Roberts Court Gave Affirmative Action Its Last Rites, It’s Up to Us to Revive It

Daisy Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Huffington Post. “In my birth year, 1948, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered a unanimous landmark decision in Shelley v. Kraemer that racially restrictive…
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Our schools should be vanguards of racial tolerance

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Arizona Daily Star. “Growing up in a small, segregated Georgia town in the 1950s, I remember studying from used textbooks that were sent to our…
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Justice department’s anti-smoking efforts exclude black media

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Huffington Post. “Last fall my dear cousin lay dying in a Miami hospital from advanced lung cancer, the result of years of smoking menthol cigarettes…
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Welfare of children must be 2014 priority

Daisy M. Jenkins-2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by The Root. “In a recent conversation about declining student performance, a frustrated and passionate elementary school teacher broke into tears as she told me …”
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Teaching black girls to be beautiful

Daisy M. Jenkins- 2013-2014 Fellow. This piece was originally published by Ebony “One of the songs I love so much by the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is ‘Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m…
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