Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

With the summer months typically come a rise in drownings, and City Limits notes that there are large disparities between white, black and Latino youths with respect to the ability to swim.

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Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

Pride Parade in a Changing Bushwick

Brooklyn Based writes about the forthcoming Bushwick Pride parade, whose organizers say there is a long-established black and Latino LGBTQ community that objects to recent arrivals touting a "newer, friendlier gay Bushwick."

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Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

Confronting Gun Violence in NYC

In three articles, the Amsterdam News reports on community action to oppose the shootings and violence which appear to have picked up in certain NYC neighborhoods this summer.

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Young Black Men and the Job Market

Young Black Men and the Job Market

Colorlines profiles 21-year-old Dorian Moody and the challenges he faces in seeking employment.

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Continuing the Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

Continuing the Fight to #BringBackOurGirls

The plight of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls remains at the forefront for Nigerians and New Yorkers who came together at a panel on the "State of Girls in Nigeria," reports Amsterdam News.

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An Educational Quest to Uncover Slave Remains

An Educational Quest to Uncover Slave Remains

New funding may help pinpoint the location of the remains in the Bronx's Drake Park, building on the efforts of local students, reports The Hunts Point Express.

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The Journey from a Village in Mali

The Journey from a Village in Mali

Moctar Yara thought he'd raise cows in America, but sells African textiles in Harlem instead.

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School Disciplinary Codes to be Reviewed

School Disciplinary Codes to be Reviewed

School safety officers disproportionately penalize black and Latino students, and the codes and their application are set for review at NYC DOE hearings, the Amsterdam News reports.

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The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

The Uphill Battle to Diversify City Contracting

The city faces many hurdles in raising the number of minority and women-owned businesses with which it contracts – as well as the dollars it awards those businesses, reports Gotham Gazette.

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Opinion: Thoughts Prompted by Maya Angelou’s Passing

Opinion: Thoughts Prompted by Maya Angelou’s Passing

African Americans must regain control of their children's education, argues David Mark Greaves of Our Time Press, in an editorial written after the death of Maya Angelou.

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Students to Perform a Musical Comedy in French

Students to Perform a Musical Comedy in French

Students from Francophone countries at Prospect Heights High School have been keeping up with the French language and are set to perform at a benefit for the French Heritage Language program on May 31, France-Amérique reports.

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