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On the south side of Chicago lies a vacant Walter H. Dyett High School. The abandoned institution has been the grounds of… eight protesters who have decided to forgo eating food, only consuming liquids… Until Dyett was reopened and on their terms, according to The Huffington Post, the protesters would continue to starve themselves and risk their lives… As of [Sept. 19], the demonstrators… endured 34 days of serious self-restraint and also ended their efforts, according Chicago Tribune. The group began the strike on Aug.17, nearly three years after it was announced that Dyett would be “closed due to low enrollment rates and poor academic performance.”… On Sept. 3, Chicago Public Schools announced that Dyett would be reopened for enrollment for the 2016-17 school year, but the school would be reemerge as an arts-focused school – not the green technology school the group wanted and believed would best serve the communities needs after much research.
[MadameNoire]

Black Lives Matter Will Not Endorse A Candidate For 2016 Election

… According to one of the group’s founders, the network will not endorse a presidential candidate in 2016 but will continue to pursue its political activism and protest for the fair treatment of African-Americans in the United States. Alicia Garza, co-creator of the organization and director with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, told The Associated Press, “Black Lives Matter as a network will not, does not, has not, ain’t going to endorse any candidates.” “Now if there are activists within the movement that want to do that independently, they should feel free and if that’s what makes sense for their local conditions, that’s fantastic. But as a network, that’s not work we’re engaged in yet,” she continued… Garza is hopeful that the network could move towards becoming more involved with candidates in the future.
[MadameNoire]

Pizza Rat Video Is A Metaphor For Life

By now you may have seen the video of a big ass rat carrying a pizza down subway steps in NYC. The man with the quick video taping skills says it serves as a metaphor for life. True story. Reports DNA Info: Comedian Matt Little — who shot the now-viral video of the ambitious rodent dragging its dinner down the stairs of the L train platform at First Avenue Sunday night — said he thought the rat symbolized what many New Yorkers experience living in the Big Apple. “You’re carrying too much and you have to go too far and there’s always a lot going on,” Little said. Or, people can be sure to put their trash in proper bins, instead of leaving a pizza on the subway station floor.
[HipHopWired]


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