Monthly Archives: January 2012

Michelle Alexander Speaking in Chicago

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January 31, 2012
Michelle Alexander Speaking in Chicago

on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Chicago State University Click Here to purchase a paperback copy of The New Jim Crow. Click Here to view a 25 minute video of Michelle Alexander speaking on Democracy Now about The New Jim Crow. Click Here to hear a segment of Michelle Alexander on National Public Radio...
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Star Tribune: Farmington kids get Finnishing school

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January 31, 2012
Star Tribune: Farmington kids get Finnishing school

Finland’s teaching methods are catching on, including in Farmington. Photo by Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune By HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA January 21, 2012 Before a math test, students in Anne Shadrick’s third-grade class are encouraged to pop a stick of gum into their mouths and chew. When Shadrick teaches her two dozen students a list...
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Chicago Reporter: More young people are killed in Chicago than any other American city

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January 31, 2012
Chicago Reporter: More young people are killed in Chicago than any other American city

Since 2008, more than 530 youth have been killed in Chicago with nearly 80 percent of the homicides occurring in 22 African-American or Latino community areas on the city’s South, Southwest and West sides. By Kari Lydersen and Carlos Javier Ortiz January 25, 2012 “Pour out your heart like water For the lives of...
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The new Jim Crow alive and thriving, By Leonard Pitts Jr.

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January 26, 2012
The new Jim Crow alive and thriving, By Leonard Pitts Jr.

January 15, 2012 lpitts@MiamiHerald.com Leonard Pitts, Jr. I have something for you. In June of 2010, I wrote in this space about a book, The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, which I called a “troubling and profoundly necessary” work. Alexander promulgated an explosive argument. Namely, that the so-called “War on Drugs” amounts to a war on...
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The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks to College Students About Education, Black People and the Future

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January 25, 2012
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks to College Students About Education, Black People and the Future

Chicago State University Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:00 pm (Doors Open at 5:00 pm) Jacoby Dickens Center 9500 South on King Drive Chicago, Illinois
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State hearings explore health of minority males

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January 25, 2012
State hearings explore health of minority males

By Bernice Yeung January 20, 2012
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The five stages of the Umar Abdullah-Johnson theory of Black Male Alienation

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January 25, 2012
The five stages of the Umar Abdullah-Johnson theory of Black Male Alienation

The five stages of the Umar Abdullah-Johnson theory of Black Male Alienation are 1) Miseducation 2) Psychotropic Medication 3) Mass Incarceration 4) Frustration/Irritation 5) Extermination The Psycho-Academic War Against Black Boys “DRUGS & JAILS WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS”
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Job search not working for vast majority of teens Black, low-income youths struggling the most, with employment rate at historic depths

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January 25, 2012
Job search not working for vast majority of teens  Black, low-income youths struggling the most, with employment rate at historic depths

By Corilyn Shropshire and Cheryl V. Jackson January 24, 2012 Anjelica Pickett, 17, has been searching for a job for about a year.
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Employment rate for black males in Milwaukee only 45 percent

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January 24, 2012
Employment rate for black males in Milwaukee only 45 percent

January 24, 2012 MILWAUKEE – Only about 45-percent of working age black men in Metro Milwaukee had jobs in 2010. That’s according to a study of census data by UW-Milwaukee.
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Join Us for a Meeting of “Lion Mothers and Fathers”

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January 10, 2012
Join Us for a Meeting of “Lion Mothers and Fathers”

There are some Black American, African and Caribbean parents who will do anything to educate and protect their children. Anything! And in fact, they know that this is the only way that their children will ever be successfully educated in America.  We call those Black American, African and Caribbean parents, “Lion Mothers and Fathers”.  They are like...
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