Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The newly-elected mayor was able to use his formidable lobbying skills to change the political equation without making a personal trip to the state capital.
The partnership will allow broadband Internet access, usually priced at $48.95 a month, at a reduced rate of $9.95 a month for families of about 330,000 low-income students.
"A block away from Cain’s sleepy childhood street, congregants arrived at the Greater Fair Hills Baptist Church. Most had never heard of Cain. But Saunja Lawson, 69, lived across the street from him growing up. She called Cain a “beautiful person” who wouldn’t get her vote. His tea party association, she said, had proved vexing. “A lot of people in the community are very shocked because of the upbringing he had,” she said.
Cain said his former neighbor’s reaction was common among blacks who “are shocked that I have become a tea party guy because they have drunk the Kool-Aid on this racist thing.” Cain, who describes himself as an “American black conservative” but also the party’s “dark horse,” said any talk about racism in the movement was “bull feathers.”
Monday, May 30, 2011
From: Maria Jordan-Smith
Saturday, May 28, 2011
"I vigorously object to the oft-repeated sentiment that African-Americans should avoid public disagreements and settle matters internally to present a united front. It’s clear from the history of black organizing that this strategy is particularly disempowering for black women, black youth, black gay men and lesbians, and others who have fewer internal community resources to ensure that their concerns are represented in a broader racial agenda. Failing to air the dirty laundry has historically meant that these groups are left washing it with their own hands...."
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, or CMAP, partnered with the Chicago Community Trust to create MetroPulseChicago.org, which lets people see data as a map, a chart, a table or other visual element to quickly assess a situation.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
May 26, 2011 Clyburn Says Obama Problems Due to Racism Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) blamed most of President Obama's political problems on racism, the Columbia State reports. Said Clyburn: "You know, I'm 70 years old. And I can tell you -- people don't like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is -- the president's problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin." In particular, Clyburn suggested the "birther" movement is fueled by racism. Clyburn: "I don't know why anybody didn't ask for John McCain's (birth certificate). He wasn't even born in this country.
Give where you believe your dollar will have the biggest impact. Most experts advise that healthy charities spend around 75 cents of every dollar on programs and services, with no more than 15 cents going towards administrative expenses. You can find out that breakdown from the organization or from Charity Navigator and Guide Star. Also try Philanthropedia.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Xantrion Inc. Named One of America's 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses -- OAKLAND, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
"The Inner City 100 list provides unmatched original data on the fastest growing inner-city businesses in the U.S. In the last 13 years, 661 different companies have earned positions on the Inner City 100, collectively generating more than $2.2 billion in annual revenues and creating nearly 70,000 new jobs."
Is the Attack on Prof. Melissa Harris- Perry's Article Criticizing Prof. Cornel West Due to Male Academic Cronyism?
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"While we are concerned with advancing the interests of the Latino community, we recognize and accept that the Illinois Legislature must strike a balance with other minority groups, particularly the African-American community," said Juan Rangel, CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization in Chicago and a leader of the Latino Coalition for Fair Redistricting."
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Advocates for early education are rallying against a proposed 5 percent cut to the Early Childhood Block Grant in the FY 2012 budget with a comprehensive 23-year study (PDF) that shows preschool proactively saves the state of Illinois $530 million a year.
The research touts savings from things like special education and criminal justice costs, while also strengthening the tax base with a better-educated workforce. In FY 2010, a 10 percent funding cut to the same grant meant 8,000 fewer children in Illinois were enrolled in state-run preschool programs. If the proposed 5 percent cut is passed in this General Assembly for the upcoming fiscal year, the option of attending a state-funded preschool would be eliminated for another estimated 4,300 young children, the study said.
The cost-savings analysis was commissioned by the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Illinois Action for Children and Voices for Illinois Children. The data dates back to the late 1980s, when Illinois began to funnel money to preschool programs that were meant to prepare young children between the ages of 3 and 5 years-old for success in K-12 education, something the study calls “an investment.”
That investment, according to the study, has resulted in tremendous savings for schools and taxpayers alike. In K-12 savings, it’s estimated $21.9 million to $32.9 million are saved in school spending for special education because preschool can often prevent or remedy potential issues through early intervention for things like speech or language problems. Another $2.5 million to $3.7 million is saved in grade repetition -- attributed to school readiness through preschool -- alone. Between $172 million to $259 million is also reduced in government spending -- some $146.8 million of that is attributed to having fewer youths in the juvenile criminal system.
Taxpayers, the study says, also benefit in the $5.2 million in increased income and sales tax revenue generated by disadvantaged children who attend preschool and enter the workforce as adults. Another $2.9 million is saved in unemployment benefits costs from the same category of disadvantaged youth who reach adulthood and gain “improved employment outcomes,” the study said.
What's their secret? The report speculates, but does not conclude, it could have something to do with the ability members of Congress have to trade on non-public information or to vote their own pocketbooks -- or both.
Monday, May 23, 2011
On the eve of my 60th birthday and without marketable skills I have no chance of ever finding a job again in the traditional economy," writes a North Carolinian who's been out of work nearly two years. "I am determined to survive this horror show. But my survival will not be determined by our broken economy. It’s 'think outside the box' time. Traditional methods obviously won’t work for people like me.
"The latest push for a Chicago-based casino is one example where suburban constituents could get thumped by the city’s stronger fist. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has indicated he wants a city casino, a proposal likely to compete for legislative support against a proposal for an additional riverboat for the south suburbs, where mayors have long pleaded their case for one.
“If you’ve got a legislator who represents both the city and suburbs, where do his or her loyalties lie?” asked Ed Paesel, executive director of South Suburban Mayors and Managers, an organization that represents 42 communities. “It makes it more difficult for them.”
Construction of a third regional airport near Peotone is another issue that often divides city and suburban legislators, along with education proposals that include vouchers and charter schools."
Sunday, May 22, 2011
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by DAN McGRATH | May 22, 2011
The game within the game in the N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference playoff finals is for bragging rights: Who is the best Chicago-bred basketball player, active division? Right now it’s Miami’s Dwyane Wade, on the strength of a championship ring, an Olympic gold medal and a style of play that’s vaguely Jordan-like, although the Bulls’ Derrick Rose and his M.V.P. stature as a precocious 22-year-old are closing fast.
Chicago’s best ever? Rose (especially) and Wade (maybe) are still young enough to build a more compelling case, but neither man is there yet.
I can hear the hoots and the catcalls, and I’m bracing for a blizzard of hostile emails. But I’d vote for Isiah Thomas.
I know, he’s a pariah in his hometown, and the damage was self-inflicted. But Thomas’ outcast status can’t obscure the fact that he was a tremendous basketball player, as tough and smart as he was talented, a ruthless steal-your-eyeballs competitor beneath that angelic smile.
Those traits aren’t ideal in a neighbor, don’t add up to Mr. Congeniality, and Lord knows Thomas’ professional life has been a recurring train wreck since he hung up his sneakers. But two N.B.A. rings, an N.C.A.A. championship, a Hall of Fame plaque and that ferocious will to win underscore his stature as the best average-size man ever to play his game.
Remove Wade and Rose from the election because they’re still campaigning. Who else is there? If your Chicago area includes Joliet, George Mikan merits a thought as the game’s first great big man, but man, was it a different game back then. Ol’ George would have his hands full with, say, Dwight Howard. Otherwise, the frontcourt is a little light on candidates beyond Mark Aguirre, Terry Cummings, Eddie Johnson and Cazzie Russell. Kevin Garnett is a South Carolinian who played here one year. Eddy Curry? Just kidding.
The backcourt, though, is rife with possibilities, especially at point guard. I’m old enough to remember DuSable slickster Kevin Porter, who followed in Norm Van Lier’s collegiate footsteps to little St. Francis, Pa., and had a similarly productive, if far less combative, 10-season N.B.A. career than Stormin’ Norman.
Then came Mo Cheeks, Quinn Buckner, Billy McKinney, Isiah Thomas, Doc Rivers, Tim Hardaway and, finally, Rose.
I would like to have seen Ronnie Lester on healthy knees, and an homage here to Dunbar’s Billy Harris, gone too soon two years ago at age 58. Billy the Kid had only the briefest sniff of an N.B.A. career, but he was an amazing shooter, as good as I’ve seen, a shooting guard who took the job title literally.
Point guard, though, is Chicago’s specialty position, and if Rose emerges as the best of the line, it stands to reason he’s the city’s best player. He’s a better scorer than Cheeks or Rivers and better at everything than little McKinney. Hardaway was a better shooter and a pit-bull-nasty defender, but he never got to the rim the way Rose does. For three years we’ve been seeing how good things happen when Rose is attacking the basket, and how they don’t when he doesn’t, as was the case against Miami in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Plus he gains an immeasurable emotional boost from playing in his hometown, which none of his rivals ever did. Rose is beloved here, a monster talent, to be sure. But his humility and his fealty to his family and his South Side roots have done just as much to erase the memory of the test-score scandal that wiped Rose’s lone season at Memphis from the college record books. The episode simply doesn’t come up in coverage of him. It’s as if he has rewritten history.
Thomas forfeited his favorite-son status before he left the West Side as a teenager. His college choice was Indiana over DePaul in those pre-Oprah days when the Blue Demons were Chicago’s No. 1 winter attraction and the city was as small-town provincial as it is now. Then came the freeze-out of Michael Jordan, barely passing him the ball at the 1985 N.B.A. All-Star game, and the unconscionable walkout he organized in which the Pistons refused to shake hands after being swept by the Bulls in the ’91 conference finals, the classless culmination of years of animosity between M. J.’s Bulls and Isiah’s Pistons.
Chicago has never forgiven Thomas. It never will. The nerve of the man when he let it be known he might like to become the DePaul coach 10 months after Florida International pulled him off the bone pile when he was still radioactive from a disastrous stint running the Knicks.
“What were you thinking?” has been the soundtrack of Thomas’ life since he quit playing.
Wade does not evoke such enmity. He’s a great player and a good guy who overcame a lot, and he shows his gratitude by giving back to the community in meaningful ways. But there was something contrived about his interest in the Bulls during last summer’s free-agency circus. He and running buddy LeBron James knew what they were up to all along. The lusty boos that have greeted them during pre-game introductions at the United Center are Chicago’s way of saying, “Don’t play us.”
Beat us, if you think you can, but don’t play us. That would be an Isiah move. It doesn’t work here.
Ricky Green, Earl King, Tim Bryant should be added
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
In this article Dr. Watkins writes
"Let’s be clear, I am no fan of the disposition against President Obama taken three years ago by Tavis Smiley. I took Tavis to the carpet for his very personal assault on Obama, which I speculate might explain why he hasn’t ever spoken to me (I could actually care less, to be honest). I am neither an Obama critic nor am I a super fan. My agenda is simple: I want to see leading politicians address massive black unemployment, mass incarceration, rampant racial discrimination in the workplace and the dysfunctional educational systems that are destroying black children and families. To date, politicians are not standing strong on nearly any of these issues, and given that our surveys show that these problems affect the vast majority of the black community, this should be a concern."
I agree with Dr. Watkins, we need to make sure unemployed youth, exoffenders & low-skilled/low-wage workers are engaged in upcoming city, county, state and federal budget processes to insure training and access to good jobs is included in budgets and 2012 Presidential Election--- starting to engage them now in community summits for each group (ie individual youth, exoffenders, business owners , etc events that lead to a community wide summit that generates interest inside and outside the community. Let's start our collaborations around this rather than a grant opportunity to generate the support needed for more impact. Let's talk soon
It's turning Wisconsin's state government from a body that is charged with serving the needs of the people of Wisconsin, into making its first priority serving corporations -- both inside and outside of Wisconsin," added Scot Ross, executive director of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now. "This is the most massive turn toward privatization of public services in not only the history of the state of Wisconsin, but possibly across the country.
"I have many criticisms of the Obama administration. I wrote angrily about his choice of Rick Warren to deliver a prayer at the inauguration. I have spoken on television about my disagreement with drone attacks in Pakistan and been critical of the administration’s initial choice to prosecute DADT cases. I worked for more progressive health care reform legislation and supported organizations that resisted the reproductive rights “compromises” in the bill. I’ve been scathing in public remarks and writings about the President’s education policy. My husband leads a non-profit that is suing HUD for its implementation of a discriminatory formula in the post-Katrina Road Home program. The president has never called me. I got my ticket to the inauguration from Canada! (Because Canadian Broadcast Television who gave me a chance to narrate the day’s events.) But I can tell the difference between a substantive criticism and a personal attack. It is clear to me that West’s ego, not the health of American democracy, is the wounded creature in this story."
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Huey garnered 21.87 percent of the vote to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen's 21.48 percent. A total of 206 votes separated the second-and third-place candidates.
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------------------------------------------------- Republican businessman Craig Huey appears to have advanced to a July 12 runoff for California's 36th District House seat, a major victory for the party given predictions that two Democrats would place first and second in Tuesday's vote. Huey will face Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who won 24.66 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns from the L.A. County clerk's office. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Huey garnered 21.87 percent of the vote to California Secretary of State Debra Bowen's 21.48 percent. A total of 206 votes separated the second- and third-place candidates. Hahn and Huey topped a crowded field of candidates running for the seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Jane Harman.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Emanuel campaigned as a celebrity, and he wants to govern as a president. That federal attitude impressed the voters more than it will impress city employees. Every mayor would like to rule as an autocrat, but Emanuel wants to be more autocratic than most. Emanuel has already declared his intention to ignore the Chicago Teachers Union’s insistence on more pay for a longer school day.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Nonprofit News - Marketing: Individuals Creating Successful Cause Marketing Campaigns While Many Nonprofits Overlook The Huge Potential
Emily Schreiber, MaryMargaret O’Neill, Hannah Turner, Jim Davis Hicks and Dave Wolfsen share a common trait ... inspiring action for a cause.
What really intrigues me is that individuals such as Emily, MaryMargaret, Hannah, Jim and Dave create their own cause campaigns and yet many non-profits don’t engage their members/donors in such efforts.
Is it because it is easier for individuals to get inspired and act than it is for an organization to move forward? And, if so, what is it about our organizational structures that don’t provide flexibility to inspire others and act?
Sunday, May 15, 2011
If there were ever an illustration of Professor Bell's theory that whites will support racial justice only to the extent that it is in their interests, this would seem to be it
Active mobile phone handsets have a dramatic impact on the behavior of the bees, namely by inducing the worker piping signal.In natural conditions, worker piping either announces the swarming process of the bee colony or is a signal of a disturbed bee colony.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
As Senate Democrats seek to trim more than a $1 billion in spending, they are taking aim at their pet projects, including tuition assistance, substance abuse and domestic violence programs. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are demanding deeper cuts but have not put their ideas into legislation, fearing the Democrats might portray them as cold-blooded come election season.
Brayden King, a professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, is watching Emanuel with a careful eye. He plans to teach a course next fall using Emanuel as a term-long case study in how a new chief executive manages change.
“The most interesting part of what he has done so far is that in a city where politics is all about insiders, he’s clearly trying to disrupt that,” King said. “It’s quite an experiment.”
Employers say that even with high unemployment, there is a dearth of workers qualified for “middle skills” jobs – including computerized machine operation, welding and health care — that require more than a high school education but less than a college degree.
It will cost $7.5 million for the first five years, according to SGA. Already, $2.3 million has been committed through donations and pledges — with $1 million coming from Joseph Pedott, a childhood SGA client who became founder of the company that makes Chia products. The Roseland Children’s Initiative also is hoping for a grant this summer from the Obama administration.
"One of the strongest correlates for homicide is 'concentrated disadvantaged,' where everyone living in an area is poor and unemployed," he said. "There are a lot of sociological factors at play here that make some urban communities at high risk for youth and gun violence," he explained.
In the lead-up to the meeting with Obama, the CBC used its Facebook page to ask supporters which priorities lawmakers should bring up with the president. The response was “unbelievable,” Cleaver said. “I’d say 97 percent said to ask about jobs.”
Is our leadership so timid & scared because we are so timid & scared? Or apathetic? Or unorganized?
But it's not a problem that their backgrounds and formative experiences are starkly dissimilar, because plenty of blacks with unfavorable upbringings have overcome and worked toward enlightened views. The problem is Hopkins' holding on to the mind-set that equates "blackness" with high levels of crime, poverty and dysfunction, and low levels of education, prosperity and normalcy.
Emanuel attended a rally Friday to support the Illinois Dream Act that would create a panel to raise private scholarship money.
She’s tough, I’ll tell you that. She’s very businesslike, and she’s very direct with her questions, her comments, and her observations. Basically, you have to deliver for her. You can’t just think, ‘Well, I’m OK because she’s given me one grant.’ She’ll actually make you walk the walk. I have an enormous amount of respect for her.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
New report released today by the Brookings Institution presents a clear and dire picture of the significant transportation challenges facing low-income workers and job applicants. The report, "Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America," reveals the stark and enduring obstacles faced by low-income people and communities of color in getting to regional job centers. The first-of-its-kind analysis of transit access in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan regions found that: Across all metro areas, the typical worker could reach only about 7 percent of their region's in a one-way, 45-minute transit commute. Three-quarters of low-and middle-skill jobs cannot be accessed even by a one-way, 90-minute transit commute. Residents of low-income suburban neighborhoods face some of the biggest challenges.
"We're not going to raise taxes. That was decided in last November's election," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. "I think the American people pretty clearly believe that we have the deficit problem because we spend too much, not because we tax too little." Tackling rising deficits to keep the eco
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
On Tuesday, he also zeroed in on the $350 million that the city spends each year on job training programs that produce dubious results.
“There are over 40 programs in job training alone. And I can’t honestly say — with openings, yet high-unemployment — that we’re achieving the best bang for the buck,” he said.
" Our Government. Our plan to make government more effective, to deliver better services at a more competitive price, and to open government to the public.
" Our Communities. Our outline of initiatives that will strengthen the communities and neighborhoods that make Chicago so vital and vibrant.
" Our Children. Our strategy to provide Chicago’s youth with an education that prepares them for lifelong opportunities and a safe environment in which to learn and live.
" Our Growth. Our plan to develop Chicago’s assets as a center for commerce and industry and to develop the infrastructure needed to support that growth.
According to Fortune, straight talk and personal accountability is at the heart of how Apple does what it does. The magic we see as users is due in part to the reality that, “[Apple] is a brutal and unforgiving place, where accountability is strictly enforced, decisions are swift, and communication is articulated clearly from the top.”
Boone realizes she'll need to form a unified vision for the non-profit arts in Chicago – and how city government can use its shrinking budget to promote it.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Ethnic and racial politics are embedded in the DNA of big-city governing. Interest groups — and the mayors who appoint them — have long played racial “gotcha” politics with top appointments. Mayors — and their enemies — keep excruciatingly close tabs on the racial composition of their Cabinets and other top appointments to ancillary agencies and boards and commissions. Hence, black/white or black/Latino “teams” are transparently common, especially in areas like education, human services and police services.
"In my daughters, I see her every day, her joy, her capacity for wonder. She was the kindest most generous spirit I have ever known and that what is the best in me I owe to her."
Saturday, May 7, 2011
"When Derrick and his brothers were growing up, I'd always say, 'You can't leave the house without telling me you love me.' I was raised to do that because that could be the last thing you would hear. So I taught my sons. … That's the most important thing — love."
A Kitchen that The Caring Place Director Mary Ellen Griffin says will be used as a business incubator to caterers, bakers or food dressers and a culinary school for inner city teens."What you would do is rent the kitchen and the one thing you must do is take one or two kids and show them your trade," Griffin said.
"We plan to develop, manufacture, and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children. We expect this computer to have many other applications both in the developed and the developing world," reads a description of the project on the foundation Web site.
My idea is this: a paperback that's about 250 pages long, give or take. It would be made of paper. You could leaf through it and read it the way one reads books. But the whole thing would be electronic. The cover might have a touchpad interface not unlike the iPhone. The user could scroll through the list of books stored in memory. Once they chose the book, the 250 pages of electronic paper would automatically fill with the words and/or pictures (for those of you less inclined to read).
“Tutors awarded have made a commitment to volunteer by tutoring adults who have low literacy skills, and have selflessly given hours well beyond a typical commitment and grown literacy programs through their dedication and open-heartedness,” Literacy Volunteers officials said in a statement.
InformationWeek Mobile Edition - Personal Tech >> - Google 'Panda' Update Kills Content Farming Jobs
The Freelancer Fast 50 is based on data from 107,449 jobs posted on Freelancer.com during the first quarter of 2011.
Today’s Employment Situation report showed that in April “total unemployment” including all marginally attached workers increased to 15.9% while the traditionally reported unemployment rate increased to 9%.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work.
Approve of regulation and environmental protection.
More positive about business than other Democratic-oriented groups.
Generally liberal on racial issues.
Hospitable to immigrants: 78% believe they strengthen society.
Very religious and socially conservative.
"Every twenty-six seconds a student drops out of high school in America," said City Year CEO and co-founder Michael Brown. "Comcast is a remarkable partner who is working with City Year to help end this crisis."
Senate Bill 969 would allow people who contribute to the scholarships to obtain a tax credit of 50 percent of the amount of their gifts. Individuals would be limited to a donation of $1,000, couples to $2,000 and corporations to $100,000.
It is a sad situation that a man who has earned a degree from Columbia University, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, has been elected as president of the United States and received a Nobel Peace Prize has to continuously prove himself as a man worthy of respect. He simply shouldn't have to.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Presbytery of Chicago’s Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) enters into partnership with people who: are oppressed by poverty or by social systems;
have organized to do something about their own conditions;
have decided what they are going to do, in order to produce direct, long-term benefits;
will control the projects that they initiate and the funds for those projects.
The Committee normally provides small grants ($500 to $5,000). Its work grows out of the Civil Rights movement and a desire to support groups who are empowering themselves. The Committee’s work is based on a belief that these groups—not other people—know what they need to overcome the conditions of poverty, injustice and oppression. In addition to the Chicago Presbytery’s SDOP Committee, there is also a national, PCUSA Committee, which funds larger projects.
Federal Budget Overview and Update
Come learn about the federal budget process and timeline; potential overall impact of spending caps; and talking points for effective budget advocacy.
State Lobbying Essentials
David Weisbaum from the Office of Illinois Secretary of State will share important information regarding the state's lobbying guidelines and registration requirements. What is the difference between advocacy and lobbying? Who must register with the state as a lobbyist? What type of reporting is required? This is important information for anyone engaged in advocacy!
Chicago WIA Training Program Resource Guide
Beth Weigensberg, CWICstats Coordinator at Chapin Hall, and Mike Balcsik from the Department of Family and Support Services will present this new online training program resource guide and demonstrate its key features.
Working Group Participant Spotlight
We will highlight a participant organization at each Working Group meeting. Whether you are a long-time participant or new to the Working Group, this will be an opportunity to learn more about one another. This month Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago will be presenting information on their services and programs.
Tuesday, May 10
9:30 am - 11:30 am
We will start promptly at 9:30, so please be on time!
We welcome your valuable perspective and participation and look forward to seeing you! New participants are welcome!
This guy created his own highlight
reel & circulated it to NFL teams! His thesis was on how Obama used new media in 2008 campaign. I love this guy. We should look @ how our digital programs can promote our students & programs
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Black Star Project: Why are there Fewer Black Teachers in New York City, Chicago and Around the Country?