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The 5 best states for African-American People

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America isn’t an easy country.

If you fall down, you’ll mostly get a lot of people trying not to make eye contact with you as you panhandle on the street. The fall can be even harsher if you’re African American—when your time on the street probably came with a stint in prison. But it’s not all doom and gloom for every black person in America. In fact, quite a few of us are doing pretty awesome despite a little problem like “institutionalized racism.” Why are many African

Americans doing better? It could come down to one word.

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Emerging: School choice as go-to issue for African-American voters

School Choice

With each election, political experts can look at various voting patterns by certain groups to determine which issues are important to those groups. For instance, among African-American voters, it is clear that issues such as jobs, quality housing, affordable health care and education consistently are the most significant.  As it relates to education, more and more African-American voters are embracing educational choice and are voting for candidates who identify themselves as school choice supporters.

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NFL is wrong, Adrian Peterson should take the field

Peterson

Perception is a very powerful thing.

NFL fans’ perception of the league this year has been nothing short of horrible.

The Ray Rice saga, the league’s domestic abuse problem, and the Adrian Peterson situation have led to knee-jerk reactions meant to appease the general public. The league doesn’t care about what’s right; they care about what looks right.

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St. Louis churches offer safe spaces, clergy train in ‘de-escalation’

Ferguson

Churches throughout the St. Louis region will offer “safe spaces” following the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Clergy are among those who are readying the community for what many are expecting to be a non-indictment of Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown Jr. on August 9 – and the unrest that is also expected to ensue.

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No. 11 Wichita State tops Memphis 71-56

Tigers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The No. 11 Wichita State Shockers pushed their regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games on Tuesday, pulling away from Memphis in the second half for a 71-56 win at the Sanford Pentagon.

The Shockers (2-0), lost consensus second-team All-American Cleanthony Early to the NBA draft, but returned preseason All-American guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet.

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