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Young People in Chicago Watch and Discuss Spike Lee’s Chiraq

Spike Lee’s newest feature film, Chiraq, has caused lots of controversy in Chicago since the inception

John Oliver Says U.S. Students Don’t Know Much About Africa

Africa is a continent, not a country. Raven Symone isn’t the only American that does not

A Woman on the $10 Bill Means….?

The U.S. Department of Treasury has confirmed that we will definitely see a woman on the

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Girls: “Forget About Likability “

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is infamous for dropping gems as it relates to the liberation of women.

Florida Bans State Environmental Workers From Using the Term “Climate Change”

Florida is largely seen as the U.S. state that is most vulnerable to the effects of

The school to prison pipeline, explained

Juvenile crime rates are plummeting, and the number of Americans in juvenile detention has dropped. One

28-Year-Old Creates App that Lets You Take Back Text Messages

There have been ongoing programs and initiatives set in place to close the STEM gender gap.

Jay Z Says Hip Hop Has Done More for Race Relations Than Most Cultural Icons

“I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons,” he

29-year-old leaves NFL and $37 million contract to become farmer in order to feed the hungry

via Daily Kos St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown has left the NFL to pursue farming:

The Number of Charter Schools Suspending Kids Is Totally out of Control

Created as a creative and more rigorous alternative, charter schools tend to outpace traditional public schools

What is Gun Violence Prevention for Millennials?

GenYnot has partnered with Generation Progress to produce a Gun Violence Prevention Series. Generation Progress is

Reza Aslan calls out the media for generalization and bigotry when reporting on Muslims

“We’re using two or three examples to justify a generalization – that’s actually the definition of

Microsoft Investing in Africa’s Tech Startups

Microsoft is keeping a close eye on the innovation and tech-generated startups coming out of Africa

Phil Agnew of Dream Defenders Breaks Down Systemic Oppression

Jordan Howard Jordan Howard is a Co-Founder of GenYnot. Jordan works with nonprofits and corporations to

Women Become Experts of Their Own Experiences with #WhyIStayed on Twitter

After Raven’s running back,  Ray Rice was released and indefinitely banned from the NFL, a discussion