New Study Says the Incarceration of a Loved One Takes a Heavy Financial Toll on Families, Women of Color – Atlanta Blackstar

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  Prison certainly takes a toll on those who are incarcerated, but families pay a heavy price as well. The $80 billion a year the U.S. spends on prisons and jails far outpaces social and infrastructure spending on items such as education, transportation and housing. But families and communities of the incarcerated pay hidden costs …

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Public vs. Private: Which Industry Is More Invested in Educating African-American Children? – Atlanta Blackstar

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Ever Taylor is not your typical 15-year-old high student. A 2013 graduate of the Ron Clark Academy, she has traveled to Budapest, the United Kingdom, and authored the book, Letters From the Underground—all thanks to a private school education. Now, while in tenth grade at Cristo Atlanta Jesuit High School in midtown, Taylor feels that …

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Texas Ninth-Grader Arrested for Allegedly Bringing Bomb to School, Device Was Actually a Homemade Clock – Atlanta Blackstar

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An Irving, Texas ninth-grader has been arrested after he brought a homemade clock to school. Police took 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed into custody after they claimed that his homemade device looked like a bomb. Mohamed loves tinkering with electronics in his spare time. He built the device using a circuit board and power supply wired to …

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Black Twitter Responds to Arrest of Teenager Over Homemade Clock with #IStandWithAhmed – Atlanta Blackstar

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A high school freshman was arrested by police in Texas after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb. Mohamed, an engineering student who has won awards for his inventions, created the clock over the weekend, and brought it to school to show his engineering instructor. Authorities were alerted after a …

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