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Program combats underrepresentation of African-American men in STEM

May 10, 2015


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Underrepresented is not often the word that comes to mind when discussing males in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM; however, the mission of the St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy is to eliminate the underrepresentation of African American boys in STEM subjects.The academy hosted it...

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

Reclaiming natural beauty through hair

February 4, 2015


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I couldn’t see the cold, unfamiliar hands disappear within my thick patch of curls claiming ownership over my head. But I felt them.   Seemingly everywhere I looked — long, straight, luscious hair spilled down the backs of women. Meanwhile, my hair barely kissed my shoulders, and despite my effor...

Discrimination leads to need for traffic stop study

November 13, 2013


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Urbana City Council passed a motion at its Tuesday meeting to develop a “citizen traffic stop study commission” to study disparities in traffic stops and how they relate to the race of the driver. The motion came after city council reviewed the Illinois Department of Transportation’s traffic stop d...