Proposed Changes to Syracuse's I-81 Raise Questions About Impact on Local Communities
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Syracuse City School District Addresses Discipline Issues With New Restorative Justice Approach
The Syracuse City School District has held several meetings this month and last in order to discuss the difficult issue of handling discipline issues and dealing with safety concerns in the district's 32 school buildings.    read story

On Equal Pay Day, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues her fight to ensure more working women have a fair shot at earning financial security by closing the pay gap and raising the minimum wage.    read story

National Baptist Candidate Calls Black Church Too Quiet, Passive, Disconnected
Tallahassee, Fla. Pastor Dr. R. B. Holmes, a leading activist against hazing and the infamous “stand your ground" laws, has announced his candidacy for the presidency of the National Baptist Convention USA., Inc.    read story


College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
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Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants
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Is Your Home Prepared for Warmer Weather?
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NBA President: Blacks Should Be ‘Almost Religious’ About Supporting Black Businesses
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Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore
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NY judge rules jilted bride can keep $53K diamond ring; former fiance had sued to get it back
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4-H Teens and UnitedHealthcare Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living at Teen Conference
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Syracuse scrimmage spirited; 4 QBs see action
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Syracuse mayor resigns as Democratic Party chair
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Students Taught the Importance of STEM Career at Science of the Slam
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Howie Hawkins Announces Run for Governor, Seeks Green Party Nomination
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NY expands youth employment program
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Restorative Justice and Schools: Putting Faith Back into Our Youth
When it comes to disruptive kids in school, the easiest solution is suspension or expulsion. Opponents of restorative justice will argue suspension is a punishment that will correct the bad behavior with the tough love approach.    read story

FTT-Financial Transaction Tax or Flash Boys Transaction Tax?
At the top of the New York Times bestseller list in non-fiction is Michael Lewis' Flashboys; a detailed look at how the high-frequency computerized trading of stocks allowed sophisticated programmers to beat top institutional investors to trades and pocket millions.    read story

The Advocate’s Corner: Fair Elections
In 1968, African Americans wrote an economic and social bill of rights that would promise citizens the right to a job, a quality education, decent housing, and more. It was part of the Poor People’s campaign and I like to say that African Americans actually had the first Occupy Movement.    read story

Summer Shouldn’t Mean Hunger for Our Nation’s Children
As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer.    read story

Attention Please
If you missed the news about the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 over the Indian Ocean you must have been buried in sand. For two weeks we have been bombarded with theories – was it terrorism? Pilot error? Something else? Now the story has evolved.    read story

March Madness: College Athletes Win Right to Unionize What Does this Mean for HBCUs?
The Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board    read story
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