Wednesday, March 28

Urban Headlines


Another Slavery Apology
On Monday, Maryland lawmakers approved an apology for the state's involvement in the slave trade. Maryland is the second state after Virginia to issue a formal apology.

Boot Camp Death Settlement
Florida authorities have been ordered to pay 2.4 million dollars to the family of Martin Lee Anderson. The teen was killed by guards at a Palm County boot camp in 2006. Eight officials with the boot camp are facing manslaughter charges in connection with Anderson's death.

Radio for Gangs
L.A. radio station V100-FM started a talk show for gang members. Radio host Bo Taylor convinced the station to start the call in talk show to give gang members a voice. Listeners call in from all over, and discuss issues such as street violence, poverty, and the police.



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