Monthly Archives: June 2012

Drowning prevention: Teaching black children to swim

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June 27, 2012
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 Jul 12, 2011 PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) – Here in South Florida, many of us spend a lot of time hanging out poolside and at the beach. But having a seemingly endless supply of swimming pools and the Atlantic Ocean at your doorstep is often a great source of angst for one segment...
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Number of Chicago Public School students shot rises, as does fear of more to come

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June 27, 2012
Number of Chicago Public School students shot rises, as does fear of more to come

Anti-violence activists worry cuts in programs for at-risk youths could exacerbate problem A few stuffed animals and an arrangement of rocks remain Monday in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue to mark the fatal shooting last month of 12-year-old Niazi “Ryan” Banks, one of 24 Chicago Public School students killed during the past...
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Adidas’ shoes targeted prison culture

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June 27, 2012
Adidas’ shoes targeted prison culture

These Adidas sneakers sparked a huge controversy. June 21, 2012 When Nike began releasing its overpriced, slave-shop-constructed Air Jordan shoes in the ’hood specifically to attract inner-city tastemakers, where did you think the gym-shoe wars were headed? When Reebok, in an effort to undo Air Jordan’s stranglehold on hip-hop sneakerheads, showered a multimillion-dollar contract...
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Program gives middle school girls exposure to science, engineering

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June 25, 2012
Program gives middle school girls exposure to science, engineering

Kayla Gahagan June 18, 2012 5:30 am  • Abigail Gunderson is exhibiting exactly the attitude and energy South Dakota School of Mines & Technology youth program organizers hoped to see and hear on campus this summer. “Building a website was really cool and I’m still working on mine — it’s going to be awesome,”...
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The Black Star Scholars Summer Mathematics Boot Camp and Reading Warriors Program

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June 22, 2012
The Black Star Scholars Summer Mathematics Boot Camp and Reading Warriors Program

Class Schedule for July 9, 2012 through August 11, 2012 Small Group Instruction Saturday, 10:00-11:30: K – 3rd grade Reading/Writing   Saturday, 11:30-1:00: K – 3rd grade Math Saturday, 1:30-3:00: 4th – 8th grade Reading/Writing Saturday, 3:00-4:30: 4th – 8th grade Math Tuesday, 3:30-5:00: High School Reading and Writing Tuesday, 5:00-6:30: High School Math Cost:...
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Gun Turn-In for Chicago

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June 22, 2012
Gun Turn-In for Chicago

All addresses below are in the city of Chicago. NORTH UNITED CHURCH OF ROGERS PARK 1545 W. MORSE   UPTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH 1011 W. WILSON   HERITAGE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5312 W. NORTH AVENUE   WEST TRUTH AND DELIVERANCE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES 5151 W. MADISON   MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH 2622 W. JACKSON BOULEVARD  ...
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Whites Wealth Widens to 22 Times That of Blacks; Many Blacks Can Barely Afford to Live in U.S.

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June 22, 2012
Whites Wealth Widens to 22 Times That of Blacks; Many Blacks Can Barely Afford to Live in U.S.

Income inequality in America Worsening wealth inequality by race By Tami Luhby @CNNMoney June 21, 2012 The Great Recession has widened the wealth gap, and race is a major factor. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks — a gap that nearly doubled during the Great Recession. The...
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The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers

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June 19, 2012
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By Justin Minkel June 12, 2012 Melinda started 2nd grade with everything against her. She lives in poverty, her mom is not literate in English or Spanish, and she was severely abused at the age of 6. At the beginning of the year, she owned only one book. Despite these barriers, Melinda made extraordinary...
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Black Fathers Provide Their Families, Communities Much More than Money

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June 18, 2012
Black Fathers Provide Their Families, Communities Much More than Money

June 13, 2012 At Atlanta Black Star, we are spending this entire week celebrating, honoring, exploring and uplifting Black Fatherhood by examining it through the lens of 7 themes: Lead, Build, Provide, Care, Protect, Work and Love. This is the third story in the series, looking at all the ways—often beyond money—that black fathers...
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Join Real Men Cook on Father’s Day

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June 15, 2012
Join Real Men Cook on Father’s Day


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