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SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: ESSENCE.COM OP-ED

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pens an exclusive op-ed for ESSENCE.com entitled, Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Good. In this piece, she talks about the threat that young students of color face every day, rethinking the approach to public education and public safety and more. She states:

“In the 1990’s, hundreds of police officers were deployed to public schools across the country as a component of the war on drugs and later in response to school shootings. Today, at least fourteen million students attend schools staffed with a police officer — but without a single counselor, social worker, psychologist, or nurse.

The result is that in many cases, an infraction as simple as back talking or skipping class that should end in detention or administrative intervention can end in arrest. Over the years, the implementation of policies from Zero-Tolerance to surveillance to criminalizing lateness and absenteeism have created a system of loopholes that trap our most vulnerable students in a pipeline kept alive by the for-profit prison system. It’s a system that disproportionately hurts black and brown students and undermines their learning…As President, I will work to close the school to prison pipeline, by rethinking our approach to public education and public safety…”

In addition, she reflects on her recently revealed plan to invest $800 billion in public schools and how she would invest “an additional $100 billion in ‘Excellence Grants’—that’s equivalent to $1 million for every public school in the country—to invest in things like after school arts programs and school-based student mentoring programs…” This would be in an overall effort toreduce the impact of systemic racial and economic disadvantage on students.

For more, visit ESSENCE.com.

Dj Snake and Eptic “SouthSide”

DJ Snake and Eptic have teamed up on a new song, “SouthSide,” which is released today via Geffen Records and available from all digital partners.

Listen to “SouthSide” by DJ Snake and Eptic HERE.

The French DJ and producer and Belgian bass music prodigy teamed up after running into each other at the airport in London two years ago. “Snake said he wanted to work together, but only on one condition,” Eptic says. “We had to make the hardest track possible. It took a lot of time and elbow grease, but we ended up with something next level and I couldn’t be more proud. I’ve been opening with this for last few months and it absolutely destroys the dance floor.” 

DJ Snake’s previous single “Taki Taki,” featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B, shot to No. 1 on iTunes in 25 countries, continuing his track record of global hits, from “Turn Down for What” to “Let Me Love You” to the club smash of last summer — his India-inspired “Magenta Riddim.” The video for “Taki Taki” is the sixth-fastest music video of all time to hit 100 million views on YouTube. Visit http://djsnake.com/tour/ for upcoming tour dates, which include appearances at Coachella on April 12 and April 19, and the sold out Pardon My French, featuring DJ Snake, Tchami X Malaa, and Mercer, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver on April 26.

Twenty-five-year-old wunderkind Eptic has established himself as one of the brightest talents in bass music, earning millions of streams through a slew of powerhouse anthems including his remix of “Get With The Program” with Trampa, his collaboration with Zomboy on “Bop It,” and his re-work of Dillon Francis’ “Say Less” featuring G-Eazy.