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A Parent’s Nightmare: Campus Police Pulled a Gun on his College Student Son

NYTimes columnist Charles Blow writes today of getting a call on Saturday that his son, a Yale junior, had been held at gunpoint that evening after leaving the library. By the Yale Campus Police. Apparently they were responding to a burglary call on campus and determined that he fit the description of the alleged burglar. […]

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#SelmaForStudents: New Cities Added

Today 12 additional cities joined the #SelmaForStudents movement and announced their success in raising money to send students to see the movie “Selma” for free. Read about it here. African American leaders, now joined by generous citizens of all hues, are working together across the country to ensure that the next generation understands and appreciates […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Today being Dr. King’s birthday, we will honor him with a few of his memorable quotes. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday to ya, Dr. King! Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite […]

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#SelmaForStudents: Nationwide and Going Strong

Great news: The #SelmaforStudents movement has sent over 275,000 students to see SELMA for free across the USA! By tomorrow, 29 cities will have joined our efforts to send 7th 8th and 9th graders to see this important and wonderful film. Have you seen it yet? Have you taken your sons and daughters in 7th […]

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#SelmaforStudents is The Story of a Movement Too

“Selma is the story of a movement” reads the promotional materials for this critically acclaimed movie which opened in theaters across the country this weekend. #SelmaforStudents, the nationwide effort of Black business leaders to make sure our young people see this movie, is the story of a movement too. GCP was there at the beginning, […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Poems About Race in America

Today’s Thoughtful Thursday is a link to a New York Times article in which journalist Nicholas Kristof invites readers to submit poems about race in America. He received more than 300 poems, and the ones he includes in the article are rich and thought provoking. Worth reading. You will find it here. We’ll end this […]

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Take Your Sons to See “Selma” This Weekend

“Selma” chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. This wonderful film, which opens in wide release on January 9th, is a must-see movie for our children in 7th grade and older. It is a […]

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Thoughtful Thursday: Happy New Year from GCP!!

Today’s Thoughtful Thursday will be not poetry or quotes but simply a thought for the New Year: May the year 2015 be a year of health, joy, discovery, wonder, learning, and tremendous growth for you and your children, especially those boys!!! Rather than ask for your resolutions, we’d like to make some for you: Resolve […]

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