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The Supreme Court issued a ruling today that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is no longer constitutional, overriding objections from civil…read more
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After a string of consumer complaints and court cases, social media giants Facebook and Twitter are cracking down on hate speech broadcast through their platforms.…read more
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The court martial for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning began on June 3 in Fort Meade, Md. Manning was arrested three years ago for leaking 700,000…read more
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Two revelations about government programs designed to sift through the public’s phone calls and social media interaction have raised questions about what the government should…read more
A small demonstration of residents hoping to save a park from being destroyed has morphed into anti-government clashes between demonstrators and police in cities across…read more
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- Deaf artist explores social dimensions of sound
Christine Sun Kim, a sound artist who has been deaf since birth, is creating installations that explore our relationship to sound. Continue readingartsArts & Culturedisability
- Rising Up: the Talladega murals – Lesson Plan and Digital Student Guide
On a moonless night in July 1839, several enslaved Africans unshackled themselves and crept up…artBlack History Monthhistorysocial studies
- Does the law allow businesses to say ‘no’ to same-sex couples?
As same-sex marriage becomes legal in a growing number of states, local governments are addressing a debate between same-sex couples and businesses that do not want to serve them. Continue readingLGBTLGBTQSocial Issuessocial studies
- Black History Month resources for the classroom
Underground Railroad Scene by Hale Woodruff courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Commemorate Black History Month…Black History MonthhistoryraceSocial Issuessocial studies
- What happens when a language dies?
Experts predict more than 3,000 languages will disappear by the end of the century. Continue readingEnglish & Language Artssocial studiesWorldWorld & Geography