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Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Little Positivity: School in South Side Chicago Sends All Graduates to 4-Year Colleges

By Leigh 12:21 am May 18, 2010 ABC News | May 18, 2010

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Who will commit juvenile crime?: Florida purchases ‘predictive’ software to identify at-risk youth

By Leigh 3:24 pm May 17, 2010 Who will commit juvenile crime?: Florida purchases ‘predictive’ software to identify at-risk youth Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel, May 16, 2010 Is it possible to identify young offenders most likely to commit a crime in the future, and then intervene to stop it? Yes, answer officials at the state […]

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May 10, 2010 – May 16, 2010

By Leigh 10:08 am May 17, 2010 Champions of youth march for future T. Scott Boatright, Rustin Daily, May 16, 2010 Twitter is especially popular among blacks Eric Frazier, Charlotte Observer, May 15, 2010 Urban Youth Violence New York Times, May 14, 2010 Grant to offer at-risk youth alternative to gangs Sabra Stafford, The Turlock […]

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Razing Arizona

By Summer M. 8:00 am May 17, 2010 I guess I have to start protesting Arizona, née Mexico, which sucks because I’m totally not into marching, making colorful signs, or shouting rhymes in unison with a bunch of people.  I suppose, then, that I have to resort to other means of expressing my disapproval.  At […]

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Denzel Washington and Viola Davis talk about August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

By Leigh 12:36 am May 16, 2010 ABC News | April 16, 2010

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Deftones’ “Diamond Eyes”

Their 6th album, entitled Diamond Eyes, is therefore a musical statement born out of tragedy and loss, and its near-perfect execution stands as a testament to the artistic excellence that has marked damn-near every Deftones release since their 1995 debut album, Adrenaline.

Diamond Eyes is not to be missed.

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Worried about Bottles of Water, while People Wade through Floods: What about Nashville?

By Fallon 8:01 am May 14, 2010 “Our visions begin with our desires.” –Audre Lorde For the last three weeks I’ve literally sat on pins and needles worried about my family/friends in Nashville. I’ve clicked channel after channel hoping for a news update about the widespread flooding in the city. Each time I went searching […]

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Wyclef Jean Urges Public to Remember Haiti

By Leigh 12:22 am May 14, 2010 MSNBC | May 14, 2010

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Hip-hop holds African-Americans back, author says

By Leigh 3:24 pm May 13, 2010 Hip-hop holds African-Americans back, author says Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune | May 12, 2010 A group of teenagers armed with little more than an attitude and some turntables created a rebellion 30 years ago in the Bronx. The fire spread across the globe, from Beirut to Beijing, where […]

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Gays in Hip-hop? No Homo!

By anonymous 9:53 am May 13, 2010 “If I’m in yo city, I’m signing them tig-o-bitties.” –Nicki Minaj, 2010 When Kanye called for a sort of moratorium on gay-bashing he was simply talking about blatant disregard (i.e. calling a man a “bitch” or a “faggot.”) What he wasn’t doing is starting a revolution in hip […]

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