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State cuts to college aid exacerbate affordability issue

Cuts to state funding for higher education, since the start of the recession, have been severe and very widespread ...

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Extreme flooding hits Midwestern states; more rain expected

worst flooding damage to neighborhoods and homes across our state in Illinois history,” ...

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Was integration a good thing for Black people? Probably not

terms of integration should be such that you are able to engage in fair trade without allowing yourself to be subjugated ...

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Team Jamaica Bickle to host Jamaican athletes and their Caricom counterparts at the Penn Relays

Team Jamaica Bickle for the unwavering support to the Jamaican athletes and the athletes of other Caribbean nations at the Penn Relays ...

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Sharp drop in Black male enrollment in med schools

Black or African American males are applying to, being accepted to, and matriculating into medical school in diminishing numbers ...

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CNN’s lack of diversity shows in the ‘dark-skinned males’ comment

[caption id="attachment_11955" align="alignleft" width="324"] CNN Lack of Diversity                                           [/caption] CNN’s lack of diversity shows in the ‘dark-skinned males’ comment By Dr. Boyce Watkins       When you use a loosely-defined term such as “dark-skinned male” to describe the suspect of one of the most notorious crimes in American history, you should fully expect that people ...

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SENATE PASSES TEXTING WHILE DRIVING BAN

By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 16, 2013......Texting while driving in most cases would be illegal in Florida under a bill passed Tuesday by the Senate and sent to the House. The measure has some exceptions that would allow drivers to text or email while stopped, such as at a red light. The bill (SB 52) would make the infraction a secondary offense, meaning police ...

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A town copes with lives lost in Texas blast

West, Texas  Since they were little boys growing up West, Texas, brothers Doug and Robert Snokhous did everything together. They fixed cars, went hunting, golfed and barbecued together. It just made sense that they would both become volunteer firefighters, and that they were side by side last Wednesday when they rushed to a fire at the West Fertilizer Co. The brothers were among 14 people who died after the ...

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