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Students of color now match white student enrollment

White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among white families...In recent years, Black public school enrollment has remained steady at around 17 or 18 percent of all students. It began to decline in 2006, falling to 15.3 percent of all K-8 public school students in 2011. ...

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People’s Water Board gives free water gallons, helps restore service for west side Detroit residents

Must bring ID and a copy of your water bill with the same ID address on it. Residents can take away as many gallons as they can carry, but must allow certain information about their case to be recorded so that community experts can help restore their water service as quickly as possible. ...

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EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities — largely low-income communities of color — data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. The EPA’s proposed rule changes are the result of a lawsuit brough ...

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