Monthly Archives: February 2007

Media Reform Activists Come Together in Memphis

The 2007 Media Reform conference organized by Free Press met in Memphis, Tennessee this year. After holding conferences in Madison and St. Louis, this year’s organizers are to be congratulated for taking the event to the South, where many stories … Continue reading

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No Child Left Without A Skill: The Case For Vocational Education In the Building Trades

The public schools in Champaign and Urbana are meeting the needs of some students very well but are not meeting the needs of other students, low income and minority students nearly so well. All students should receive a secondary education … Continue reading

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It’s a BELLY Dance!

During a recent trip to Arizona I learned that a Navajo woman’s traditional garb includes a special woven sash worn about the hips. This sash serves many functions: (1) tightening the sash creates a counterpressure that relieves discomfort from menstruation, … Continue reading

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Abuse of Power: A Twisted Civic Education

On the afternoon of Saturday, November 25, 2006, we and other AWARE members Durl Kruse, May Xiong, Don McClure, David Green and Meg Miner handed out counter-recruitment pamphlets entitled What Families Need to Know About Military Recruiting in High Schools … Continue reading

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Campus Academy Youth Reflect On The Legacy Of Paul Robeson

Beginning Aug 23, 2006, Campus Academy opened its doors to six families with African American male middle school-aged students seeking an innovative and advanced learning experience for their children. The purpose of this academy is to provide African American boys … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To All fellow Aquarians—Logic And Truth Will Take Care Of Us!

I would like to extend a happy birthday to my family: my father Jerry Ammons (Feb. 6), sister Alicia Boss (Feb. 18), grandfather Bob Bailey (Feb. 15), and Jelani Saadiq (Feb. 24) and to myself (Feb. 7). During this month … Continue reading

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