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Stop-and-Frisk Rate Higher in Newark than NYC

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


A new report by the ACLU found that, on average, 91 out of every 1,000 residents in Newark were stopped by police in the second half of 2013. In New York City, that figure was eight out of 1,000. See how those numbers break down by race.

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Radio Rookies

My Education, Uninterrupted

Monday, December 10, 2012

In New York City the high school graduation rate for black males was 28 percent in 2010. Radio Rookie Mike Brown is a young black man living in Harlem and being raised by a single mom.


The Takeaway

President Obama Comments on Trayvon Martin

Monday, March 26, 2012

At a White House press conference on Friday, President Obama was asked to comment on the Trayvon Martin case. Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist says President Obama overstepped in his remarks. Xilla, an editor at Global Grinder, says the president's remarks were appropriate — and deeply moving.

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It's A Free Country ®

Gillibrand Touts Urban Jobs Act in NYC, but Can it Pass?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

There are a few people in Congress who aren't shying away from plans that call for spending to create jobs in the long term.

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Incarcerated Parents

Thursday, October 08, 2009

15-year-old Keith Tingman remembers his tenth birthday better than any other: that was the day he watched his mom get arrested after being falsely accused of stealing someone's wallet. 

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Kaddeem Wright enjoys reading philosophy and talking about history and politics. Yet like a lot of kids, especially young black males in New York City, he is not reaching his potential.

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Radio Rookies

I'm Not Emo

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

When Josetta slipped into a depression, she started to listen to rock music that matched her mood. Her family and her community quickly labeled her as different. 

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Legal Emancipation

Monday, February 25, 2008

Two years ago, at 15, Jordan Teklay became legally emancipated from his parents and moved on his own from California to New York City. 


Radio Rookies

Being Black

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Allison spends her time in two Brooklyn neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights where she goes to school, and Bed-Stuy where she lives with her family and gets teased for "talking white."