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Student’s wheelchair challenge makes Texas school accessible

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A student’s wish to make his school more wheelchair-accessible raised money and awareness for the cause in his community and inspired others across the country. Continue reading

Youth are ‘confused, appalled’ by racist fraternity video

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Students from the Student Reporting Labs program interviewed their peers on their reactions to the racist SAE video. Continue reading

“Our education is our power” – an Afghan girl on going to school

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No matter how many books or schools they destroy, the truth is that these people are afraid of educated girls and they want to feel a drop of the fear they feel everyday. Continue reading

UN calls for worldwide gender equality by 2030

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The UN urged world leaders this week to ensure gender equality by 2030 as a new report showed limited progress in the area. Continue reading

Justice Dept. report on Ferguson slams local police

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In an investigation sparked by the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department found patterns of police misconduct, racial bias and a disregard for the community. Continue reading

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