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Non-Profit Helps Homeless Kids Celebrate Their Birthdays

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Today Show | June 14, 2011 Bright Blessings, a North Carolina non-profit, provides toys and food to homeless families with children celebrating their birthdays. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy  

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U.S. Airways Saggy Pants Charges Don’t Hold Up

U.S. Airways Saggy Pants Charges Don’t Hold Up Assocaited Press (via News One) | July 14, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file charges against a University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at San Francisco airport. The San Mateo County District […]

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Prisoners Near Death As 1,700 California Inmates Continue Hunger Strike To Protest Appalling Conditions

Prisoners Near Death As 1,700 California Inmates Continue Hunger Strike To Protest Appalling Conditions Marie Diamond, Think Progress | July 13, 2011 A hunger strike started by prisoners at Pelican Bay to protest appalling conditions has spread across California as inmates at 13 prisons joined in solidarity. The number of inmates refusing food hit a peak […]

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Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education

Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education Stan Washington, Atlanta Voice (via New America Media ) | July 12, 2011 ATLANTA – If the United States is going to regain its global leadership position in higher education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will need to play a major role, says a White House official on […]

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Close Ties: Tying On A New Tradition

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A Documentary project in New Orleans, LA by Park Triangle Productions | Film website About the film Close Ties: Tying on a New Tradition provides an intimate look at a rites of passage ceremony that connects teenage boys with male role models. The “Tie Tying ceremony” held at New Orleans barbershop, “Mr. Chill’s First Class Cuts”, was created by Dr. […]

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Miscarriage of justice for some pregnant black women

Miscarriage of justice for some pregnant black women Lori Adelman, The Grio | July 13, 2011 If you’re wondering why Republicans have been unable to work with Democrats to arrive at a political deal to prevent the American government from going into default, it might be because they’re too busy criminalizing 15-year-old girls for having miscarriages. You […]

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‘Boyz N The Hood’ Rings Out, 20 Years Later

‘Boyz N The Hood’ Rings Out, 20 Years Later John Ridley, NPR | July 8, 2011 In the original trailer for John Singleton’s 1991 film Boyz N The Hood, violent images play over a thudding drum track, as voice over introduces viewers to the hard heart of South Central Los Angeles. “This is Los Angeles, gang […]

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Perfectly Prescient

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MTV 2 Feisty, young investigative reporter, Tamara asks Wall Street businessmen tough questions about capitalism and exploitation.

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Weekly News Roundup

July 4, 2011 – July 10, 2011

Boystown Brushup Darryl Grant, Examiner, July 10, 2011 Forum seeks to find the key to reduce gun violence Theresa Churchill, Herald-Review, July 10, 2011 Summer activities provide fun for youth – and can help reduce crime Jackson Sun, July 10, 2011 Newark Black Film Festival’s Youth Cinema Series Begins Orlando Callegari, Patch Westward, July 9, […]

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The Glum and the Restless

The Glum and the Restless Jim Tankersley, The National Journal | July 11, 2011 Here’s a fact that should give economists—and maybe President Obama’s political team—heartburn: Two years after the Great Recession officially ended, job prospects for young Americans remain historically grim. More than 17 percent of 16-to-24-year-olds who are looking for work can’t find a […]

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