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For-Profit Schools See “Subprime-Opportunity”

For-Profit Schools See “Subprime-Opportunity” Julianne Hing, Colorlines, November 29, 2010 A new report out from the liberal education policy group EducationTrust says that the arc of the for-profit schools industry, and the disproportionate impact its had on the poor and people of color, mirrors another financial debacle that the country should be in no rush […]

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Kickin’ It Old School: The Roots Of “Sneaker Head” Culture

Ever since Spike Lee and Michael Jordan graced my television screen and told me to “just do it” back in the early 90’s, I’ve been following sneaker culture. As a youngster I can vividly remember having verbal spats with my fellow peers at lunchtime about whether the Bo Jackson Nike Air Trainers made you run […]

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Mumia Debate turns into a Epic Fail

Mumia Debate turns into a Epic Fail On Monday November 8th, me and Paradise joined a caravan of Pittsburghers traveling to Philadelphia to support Mumia Abu Jamal. In January, the court vacated a 2008 decision throwing out Abu-Jamal’s death sentence and ordered a new hearing scheduled Tuesday, November 9th. The Philadelphia DA made it clear […]

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Weekly News Roundup

November 22, 2010 – November 28, 2010

Student drove classmates to donate Staff Writer, Hickory Daily Record, November 28, 2010 Wrong message on black offenders Robert Glenn, The Washinton Post, November 27, 2010 Youth’s promise gave way to life on the streets, an awful death Joe Tevlin, Star Tribune, November 27, 2010 Me 1st Youth Initiative Program Staff Writer, 33 WYTV, November […]

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Fa la la la #Fail

I’ve been nursing a lemon pound cake jones by going to Starbucks a bit more often than I’d like.  I know it is not a business that I should patronize with my graduate student funds, but a craving is a craving.  Anyway, I’m standing at the counter listening to the Starbucks employee recite my order […]

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An Open Letter of “Support” for Karrine Steffans and Domestic Violence Survivors

This month Vibe Magazine featured an open letter from Karrine Steffans telling of her struggle to leave an abusive relationship. What Karrine Steffans is known for is her truth-telling first about the gender and sexual violence of being a “video vixen”in the rap industry and now she is known for her truth telling about her […]

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The Four Loko Epidemic

Four Loko has been in the news a lot lately, bringing attention to the current craze over alcoholic caffeinated beverages. I’ve only ever had one personal experience with a similar drink. One of my cousins bought a can of “Joose” for me because I was too tired to go out and party. “This will get […]

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The Emerging Minds Project

Last night I had a provoking conversation with a recent college graduate in Chicago. The conversation was based on our lives and mostly our differences in opinions when it comes to politics, economics, and most importantly social issues. While I am always excited about and welcome dissenting thoughts, by the end of this conversation it […]

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Can A Lame Duck Give Birth To An American D.R.E.A.M.?

The struggle for immigration reform in the United States has been a long, tumultuous battle that has been marked by legislative deadlock and caustic rhetorical skirmishes. This salient issue is polarizing for a plethora of reasons, much of which deals directly with politics. The sparring that has taken place on the congressional floor is just […]

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Weekly News Roundup

November 15, 2010 – November 21, 2010

Hope where others see none Ira Porter, The News Journal, 11/21/10 African-centered education has a strong backer Eugene Kane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/21/10 Diverse in the Heart Eric Hoover, The Chronicle, 11/21/10 2009 NATION’S REPORT CARD FOR READING AND MATH, BUT READING SCORE Staff Writer, PR-USA News, 11/21/10 Students eager to spend Saturdays in this […]

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