Utah on Target to Eradicate Homelessness by 2015

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An end to homelessness? In 2005, Utah set out to do something very different than the typical strategy of getting the hard-core homeless off drugs and alcohol, and making them jump through enough bureaucratic hoops to obtain some state assistance and finally get what they need most: permanent housing. Utah started a pilot program that […]

VIDEO: Study Shows, Wealthy People Break the Law More Often

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Study Shows, Wealthy People Break the Law More Often In a recent study at the University of California, Berkley, researchers examined the link between wealth and altruism.  What does wealth really do to people? The above video shows an episode of Paul Solman’s Making Sen$e segment, where he travels to the University of California, Berkeley, to examine […]

Former NYPD Chief Kerik, after Release from Prison, says “The System is Broken”

Former NYPD Chief Kerik, after Release from Prison, says "The System is Broken"

From TODAY, November 1, 2013: Bernard Kerik, the fallen former New York police commissioner who rose to national prominence after the September 11 attacks, says the three years he spent behind bars definitively changed his mind about federal mandatory sentencing guidelines. In his first interview since his release from prison where he served time for […]

On Coming Out as Biracial & Passing for White

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via medium.com: A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. What? Immediately after I injected that part of my identity into the conversation, I had a Come-to-Jesus moment. […]

The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk

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A secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD’s crosshairs. Read the full story at: http://www.thenation.com/ An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch It’s a new school year and, as a parent, you want to send your kids off with healthy-packed lunches that will please the pickiest of eaters. Home-made lunches can also be a first-line of defense in the fight against childhood obesity by helping kids embrace a healthy lifestyle. […]

Brian Cloninger Allegedly Shot 8-year-old Donald Maiden, Jr. in Dallas, TX

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CBS News 11 in Dallas, Texas is reporting that an 8 year old African American boy was shot in the face while playing a game of “tag.” The youth, “DJ” or Donald Maiden, Jr., was shot by a Caucasian man who simply said “Yeah, I shot that kid” according to witnesses. Read more on Political Blind […]

LOOK: Disney Princesses Re-Imagined as Asian American {HuffPost}

Asian American Disney Princess

Should little girls be encouraged to idolize princesses? Probably not. But for her series Asian American Disney Princesses, Kim Navoa considered an alternate reality where our best-known princesses look different. Navoa, a Filipino American, staged a shoot that reimagines the heroines of her childhood. “I grew up loving Disney movies, but also kind of feeling there […]

President Obama’s speech at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington DC

President Obama spoke on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  Watch what he had to say in the video below. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Speech Transcript To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to President Clinton, President Carter, […]

WATCH: This is what white privilege looks like

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Here’s a great video clip from Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequality. In the video, a woman discusses an incidence of white privilege and demonstrates just how much power a light completion can elicit. ORIGINAL: By Cracking the Codes.

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke {Eric Clapp 3.0}

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke We thought this was a great article and wanted to share.  Keep reading after the jump to hear the best part of what this dad had to say… There have been a number of different parenting websites or blog posts who have come up with good ways to […]