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Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Pregnant High Schoolers Arrested for Protesting Closure of Their School

Pregnant High Schoolers Arrested for Protesting Closure of Their School Britni Daniels, Clutch Magazine, April 28, 2011 Unfortunately more people aren’t talking about this… Recently, students and teachers at the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a Detroit-area school for pregnant girls and young mothers, got the unfortunate news that it will possibly face closure at the end […]

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R.I.P. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez

Left Eye embodied the spirit of TLC; she made them fun, unpredictable, and controversial. Lisa called it like she saw it and never held her tongue. And that’s why she’s an icon. And more than anything else, that’s why I miss her.

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On the Origins of Our Sexuality

So it has come to mind lately that sexuality begins with responses to someone else’s arousing actions. Completely dependent on the first occasions of sexual excitement, sexuality also stands before us freely, not committed to hetero or homo orientations. When we talk about molestation and refer to it as a crime, we talk about adults […]

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Mumia Abu-Jamal on Prisons

The controversy surrounding the trial and conviction of activist, journalist and former Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal is known the world over. Since his conviction, Mumia Abu-Jamal has been a rallying point for activists who decry the seeming injustices swirling around his trial and conviction. The decades long debate over his guilt or innocence […]

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1 in 4 Children in US Raised by a Single Parent

1 in 4 Children in US Raised by a Single Parent Associated Press (via The Grio) | April 27, 2011 MIAMI (AP) — One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent — a percentage that has been on the rise and is higher than other developed countries, according to […]

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Homo-Nonexistence: “We Are Conspicuous in our Absence”

“We are conspicuous in our absence” says the democratic openly gay Senator Mark Leno. This statement is honest, but not the full story. The fight to get gay history integrated into the curriculum of schools in California is heating up.  The importance of gay history has come up before in my life as I wrote […]

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Why I Hate Being Called Articulate

In my 21 years of existence I’ve been called almost every name under the sun. Some of the names were warranted, others are too foul to even mention in this blog post. Nevertheless, I always clung to what my Mom told me as a child: “it’s not what they call you, but what you respond […]

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New Arizona Immigration Law, Racial Profiling?

CNN | April 26, 2010 Arizona police chiefs call fears of racial profiling under a new immigration law unfounded. CNN’s Casey Wian reports.

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Fighting the Arrest of Tonya McDowell: Educating Your Child Should Not Be a Crime

Fighting the Arrest of Tonya McDowell: Educating Your Child Should Not Be a Crime Dr. Boyce Watkins, Huffington Post | April 24, 2011 When I heard about the case of Tonya McDowell, the homeless mother sent to jail for sending her 5-year-old son to the “wrong” school district, I immediately thought back to the case of Kelley […]

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Weekly News Roundup

April 18, 2011 – April 24, 2011

Some schools still struggle despite efforts Tina Marie Macias, The Advertiser, April 23, 2011 Jobless rate for young workers in US highest since 1948 James Brewer, WS News, April 22, 2011 Racist graffiti found at Birmingham Seaholm High School Tammy Stables, Detroit Free Press, April 22, 2011 NU students help close the achievement gap at […]

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