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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mrs. Obama to youth: History to be made in Africa

By Leigh 9:15 am June 23, 2011 Mrs. Obama to youth: History to be made in Africa Darlene Superville, Associated Press | June 23, 2011 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Michelle Obama on Wednesday told young African leaders, including members of South Africa’s post-apartheid generation, that there are more causes worth fighting for and more history to […]

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Catherine Ferguson Academy to Stay Open

By Leigh 4:12 pm June 22, 2011 Catherine Ferguson Academy to Stay Open Ms. Magazine | June 17, 2011 Catherine Ferguson Academy announced Thursday just hours before a scheduled protest of its proposed closing that its doors will remain open. After an order by Detroit Public Schools’ Emergency Manager, the Catherine Ferguson Academy (CFA) was […]

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Leading by example


By Leigh 3:58 pm June 22, 2011 Chicago Tribune | June 19, 2011 CPS program that pairs mentors with at-risk teens in danger of cuts

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Little Town in Texas

By tamara @tamaracg 12:24 pm June 22, 2011 For the past few days I’ve been in and around Washington County, Texas, for what I wished was a quiet period of rest at a quaint little bed and breakfast in a small town. The trip has been way more stressful than I expected. I have been […]

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E-Books in Africa, the Potential of New Media, & Access

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 9:16 am June 22, 2011 It has become clear that in various cities around the world there are two separate economies, two separate societies, and two separate worlds.  There is a dichotomy set, which places the “haves” on one side of the spectrum, and the “have-nots” on the other side. Historically, we […]

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May 23, 2011 – May 29, 2011

By Leigh 7:14 am June 22, 2011 Black male students face long odds Abbey Doyle , The Herald Bulletin, May 29, 2011 Plan to capture black youths on camera Giordano Fenzi, The Voice, May 29, 2011 If Joblessness and Hopelessness Undermine Democracy in the Middle East, What about Here at Home? Dave Lindroff, TCBH News, […]

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May 30, 2011 – June 5, 2011

By Leigh 7:03 am June 22, 2011 Maltz Museum essay contest empowers students to take a stand against hatred The Plain Dealer, June 5, 2011 How to really improve K-12 public schools Ralph Scharnau, The Online, June 5, 2011 Fenger beating: 5 murder convictions later, all that’s left is sadness Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, June […]

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Lupe Fiasco Faces Off with Bill O’Reilly


By Leigh 1:29 pm June 21, 2011 Fox News | June 20, 2011 The Chicago rapper explained his comments about Pres. Obama and terrorism to the Fox News host.

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Officers who kick ASS (and ask questions, Never)

By Justin L. Hill 12:04 pm June 21, 2011 Can you imagine being five years old and having three cops bend you over a desk, handcuff you and then carry you out of your school in handcuffs? Can you imagine being face down on the floor, hands behind you, some cops knee on your neck; […]

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New Reports Reveal Alarming Facts About the Educational Experiences of Young Men of Color

By Leigh 11:14 am June 21, 2011 New Reports Reveal Alarming Facts About the Educational Experiences of Young Men of Color Collegeboard Advocacy & Policy Center | June 20, 2011 NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly half of young men of color age 15 to 24 who graduate from high school will end up […]

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