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Non-Profit Helps Homeless Kids Celebrate Their Birthdays

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By Leigh 10:25 am July 15, 2011 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

By Leigh 4:55 pm July 14, 2011 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 […]

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

By Leigh 4:17 pm July 14, 2011 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 […]

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Black Colleges Key to Reviving U.S. Education

By Leigh 5:27 pm July 13, 2011 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 […]

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Close Ties: Tying On A New Tradition

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By Leigh 5:21 pm July 13, 2011 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 […]

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Miscarriage of justice for some pregnant black women

By Leigh 10:40 am July 13, 2011 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 […]

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

By Leigh 3:26 pm July 12, 2011 ‘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 […]

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Perfectly Prescient

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By Leigh 10:09 am July 12, 2011 MTV 2 Feisty, young investigative reporter, Tamara asks Wall Street businessmen tough questions about capitalism and exploitation.

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July 4, 2011 – July 10, 2011

By Leigh 1:35 pm July 11, 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 […]

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The Glum and the Restless

By Leigh 1:34 pm July 11, 2011 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 […]

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