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Obama Administration approves two more states for NCLB flexibility

The Obama Administration approved Washington and Wisconsin recently for flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in exchange for state-developed plans to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students, and support effective teaching and leadership. ...

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Zimmerman set free after ‘manipulating the system Shooter had planned to flee country

Although the judge said he had been “manipulating the system to his own benefit,” George Zimmerman, the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was released on bond in Sanford, Fla. on Friday (July 6, 2012) for a second time and driven to an undisclosed location. ...

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Student Loans Plus Limited Jobs Equals Trouble

When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters ...

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Gary Dourdan: Actor, musician, activist

One in a weekly series about the Black AIDS Institute's Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, who are using their VIP status in Black America to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and HIV testing and treatment. ...

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Rae Lewis-Thornton: Still fighting AIDS at 50

During the of summer of 1992, Rae Lewis-Thornton, barely 30 years old and at the height of a promising career as a political organizer, decided it was time to tell her closest friends and loved ones that she was dying. ...

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Alison Austin, candidate for Commissioner District 3 Miami-Dade, meets supporters at Purvis Young gallery

MIAMI FL - Sharon and Leon Rolle are constituents with a tremendous amount at stake in District 3. Not only do they live in the district, but the couple also works there. The Rolles live in the Miami Shores area and own the Purvis Young Gallery in Wynwood, ...

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Tamara Taylor: Actor, Activist

One in a weekly series about the Black AIDS Institute’s Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, who are using their VIP status in Black America to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS ...

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Blacks Want Better TV Shows – or Do They?

Nearly all African-Americans polled – 97 percent – say they are unhappy with the Black TV programs currently on air. Seventy-five percent say they want more documentaries, ...

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Student Loans Plus Limited Jobs Equals Trouble

[caption id="attachment_372" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amber Newman[/caption] Akeya Dickson NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When she graduated from the University of Iowa two years ago with a major in elementary education, Amber Newman envisioned standing in front of a class of bright, energetic youngsters and providing them with the solid educational base that would help them become ...

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Racial Profiling is on ‘Steroids’

“Well, who are they coming to get now?” That’s what Norman Murray thought as police officers ran in his direction with guns drawn. Murray, a native Washingtonian ...

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