Jeep Compass ‘Black Pack’ edition SUV: Coming this festive season

Jeep is preparing to launch an all-black version of the Compass called the “Black Pack” edition, for the Indian market. Kevin Flynn, MD of FCA India, confirmed this to Business Standard, in an interview. Jeep is planning to launch the SUV in the all-black avatar during upcoming festive season. The Jeep Compass “Black Pack” edition will be priced around Rs. 40,000-50,000 higher than the regular variant. As the name suggests, the “Black Pack” edition of the Compass will have a blacked-out roof, wing mirrors, alloy wheels and also an all-black leather…

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‘Alt-Reich’ member charged in fatal stabbing of black student

The FBI is looking into whether the fatal stabbing of a black student by a white student at the University of Maryland was a hate crime. Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, was arrested on murder charges in the death of Richard Collins III in the early hours of Saturday, according to police. Mr Collins, 23, was visiting friends at the College Park campus when he was stabbed in the chest with a knife. The victim was commissioned as a US Army lieutenant two days earlier. He was set to graduate from…

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White teachers are significantly more likely to doubt the ability of black students, study finds

White teachers have significantly less faith in their black students’ academic success when compared with black teachers, a recent study has found. Researchers in the US analysed data from an ongoing 2002 education study which followed 8,400 tenth-grade public school pupils. That survey asked two different teachers – who each taught a particular student in either maths or reading – to predict how far that one student would go in school. Concerning white students, the ratings from both teachers were revealed to be the same. However, when it came to…

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A Prescription for More Black Doctors

It was the 1970s, at the tail end of the civil rights movement. Francis, a black man in his early 40s, had spent most of his life under the suffocating apartheid of the Jim Crow South. But after decades of hard-fought battles and the passage of three major civil rights laws, doors were supposed to be opening, not closing. Francis, the son of a hotel bellhop, had stepped through one of those doors himself when he became the first black student to be admitted to Loyola University’s law school in…

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