U.S. State Department says Kidnapped Nigerian Girls May Have Already Been Taken Out of the Country; Says it is Ready to Help if Nigeria Asks for Assistance

Workers sit beside a banner as they press for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two weeks ago during a rally in Lagos on May 1, 2014. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

Workers sit beside a banner as they press for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two weeks ago during a rally in Lagos on May 1, 2014. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)

The United States said on Monday that it feared many of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in northern Nigeria three weeks ago have been smuggled abroad. Continue reading

Minneapolis Public Schools Looks to New Strategy to Work More Effectively with African-American Boys

MinnPost photo by Beth Hawkins Overnight President Obama’s announcement catapulted Chris Chatmon, left, to the forefront of a national movement that’s easier to depict than to describe.

MinnPost photo by Beth Hawkins
Overnight President Obama’s announcement catapulted Chris Chatmon, left, to the forefront of a national movement that’s easier to depict than to describe.

The dozen African-American ninth-graders who clattered into a sun-infused classroom at Patrick Henry High School on a recent Monday afternoon divided themselves into two rough groups: a row of class clowns and one of angry faces. Continue reading

Jada Pinkett Smith Working With CNN on Documentary Linking the “Glorified” Stripper Culture In Atlanta and Sex Trafficking

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Jada Pinkett-Smith

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been working closely with CNN to produce a new documentary that focuses on the link between the “glorified” stripper culture in Atlanta and sex trafficking. She took to her Facebook page to share some of the latest updates and offered her thoughts on what she considered to be a surprising discovery.

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