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Education: The SEED School

60 Minutes | September 5, 2010 There’s a school that’s giving kids from an inner-city neighborhood that only graduates 33 percent of its high school students a shot at college they never had before. Byron Pitts reports on the SEED School. (Read more)

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People Are Children

Alrick Brown and Stewart Thorndike Children speak candidly about race.

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T.I. & Tiny’s Arrest, Arrogance, and Further Proof That Jay-Z is the Greatest Rapper of All Time

So take some notes and get your shit together, T.I. Every emcee in the game aspires to Jay-Z’s success. They study the way he rhymes and they study the way he does business, but no one studies the way he lives. Success and chronic criminality do not mix. Don’t believe me? Just ask DMX. Listen to It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot the next time you want to throw a middle finger to the law.

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Thank You for Making Me Laugh Ceelo Green: Fu*k You

Ceelo Green has a new song that has gone viral on YouTube. The song is called Fu*k you. It’s a great song and a song I think many people including myself can relate to—the man who wants an XBOX over me the vintage, Atari. Honestly, the song is simply hilarious and given the many fu*ked […]

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Food for Thought: The F#ck up that is the FDA

With the latest food recall still underway, one could make the argument that members of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) don’t actually eat food, at least not the the same things they are allowing to make it to our plates. Or perhaps the FDA only employs individuals with private gardens and free roaming chickens in their own spacial backyards. If so, the rampant oversight and lack of quality assurance makes more sense. Not saying it is right, but it would be easier to digest it all. Pun intended.

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Detriot Trying to Reinvent Education

CNN | September 1, 2010 Detroit is struggling to reinvent itself when it comes to educating its children. CNN’s Poppy Harlow reports.

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On Rick Ross and Terrell Owens

I wanted to write about something serious…really. I’ve had enlightening conversations and exchanges about abortion, interracial dating, the crack epidemic, and Marcus Garvey’s legacy in the past couple days. But I really just want to do hood rat things with my friends. My life has been hectic for the past couple months and since I […]

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Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina?

Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina? Naima Ramos-Chapman, Colorlines | August 31, 2010 Since Hurricane Katrina many public schools were dismantled and turned into private charters. Five years after this terrible storm, education overhaul has thrilled politicians and the media to the extent that some have chosen to call Katrina a “blessing” to […]

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Redefining the “Us” and “Them”

It’s a problem that we still allow ignorance to turn cultures into threats and let fear change constitutional rights into a compromise of sanctity or national security. It is moments like this that I am most disappointed to be human, to be American, the moments when people choose to not allow others to live freely. […]

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