Who Are The Homeless?

  First, who are the persons and families experiencing homelessness? Who stays at shelters? The circumstances which bring people into the shelter system range from mothers with children who are escaping domestic violence in the home to youth who've aged out of the foster care system with no concrete plans or supports during their transition [...]

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What Happens When The Local Library Doesn’t Have The ‘Right’ Books?

Many students don't always have access to resources at home or extensive  resources at their local library. In smaller  'local'  libraries, the variety of types of books available to the community is minimal. Children, year after year, are handed homework assignments which require research beyond the classroom. The topics and the notable figures are the [...]

Through The Eyes Of A Black Hip-Hop Artist

Changes "Come on come onI see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myselfIs life worth living should I blast myself?I'm tired of bein' poor and even worse I'm blackMy stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatchCops give a damn about a negroPull the trigger kill a nigga he's [...]

Did Edison Really Invent The Lightbulb?

In grade school, every student is told that Thomas Alva Edison invented the lightbulb. With increased wisdom I've acquired, I'm not so sure. In 1878, we all learned that Edison, of Menlo, New Jersey, created the very 1st lightbulb. No one has ever disputed this information.Both during and after slavery, considered 'property' of whites who [...]

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