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JAZELLE HUNT

Stories by JAZELLE

Black women still penalized for race and gender

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed race- and gender-based discrimination. Now, 50 years later, Black women still suffer under the double-whammy of race and gender.

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Minorities herded into private prisons

Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal.

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Some ‘government workers’ earning CEO wages

The CEOs of some private firms that have taken over government functions are earning as much as $8 million a year, according to a new report titled, “Exposed: America’s Highest Paid Government Workers.”

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Expanding Educational Opportunity summit

Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when adjusted for inflation).

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Moving the race dialogue forward

George Zimmerman. Paula Deen. And, more recently, Seattle Seahawks star defensive cornerback Richard Sherman. Just the mention of their name ignites a passionate discussion on race.

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U.S. retirement crisis has ‘racial component’

More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security.

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Parental involvement at D.C. school in a class by itself

Stepping into the cozy Parent Center at Orr Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C., is like grabbing a cup of coffee with an old friend.

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Uninsured Blacks eligible for more aid

As President Obama continues a revised campaign to shore up American confidence in the Affordable Care Act, a new report released today points out that 6 out of 10 uninsured African Americans who are eligible for insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces – 4.2 million people – may also be eligible for federal options and/or financial assistance with health care costs.

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Hopeful signs in the HIV/AIDS war

Rae Lewis Thornton likes to sneak in a tranquil tea time between expanding her brand and the 16 pills she has to take each day. But that’s nothing compared to the 21 pills she was taking in her darkest days of battling full-blown AIDS.

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The U.S. revolution that supported Mandela

Nearly three decades ago, a handful of prominent Black activists began organizing a movement that would eventually help break the back of apartheid in South Africa and force the U.S. government and American companies to end their support of White minority rule on the continent.

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Dumping ‘at risk’ and other negative labels

Although most of today’s headlines focus on Black educational failures, there are many positive achievements by Black students that often go overlooked, according to a new study.

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Warning: Subtle racism damages health

“My office says my name, Rachel, on the door. I am the only one who sits in it. People constantly walk in, see me, and say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry … I’m looking for Rachel.’ I’m half Black.”

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Millions fall into health care coverage gap

Every day Richard Green, 67, wakes up in pain. He creeps over to the edge of the bed and sets his feet down, bracing himself for the day ahead. First are the pangs of putting each leg into his slacks. Then, he undergoes the torment of sliding each arm into his shirt.

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Back on the job, federal workers worry about another shutdown

After a little more than two weeks, things have finally gotten back to normal in the nation’s capital. At least, normal by Washington standards.