Monthly Archives: February 2011

UC2B and the Digital Divide in Champaign-Urbana

In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about universal access to and affordability of high-speed internet services. In the 2009 stimulus package, $7.2 billion was allocated for broadband development and employment in underserved (rural) and underserved (generally … Continue reading

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Home Street Home

Listen to Alex and Sammy talk about homelessness here CONSIDER THIS: As I write this article, I can look out my balcony and see a number of homeless people asking for food and money on Green Street in Champaign. People … Continue reading

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Racial Microaggressions and its Impact on Campus Climate at the University of Illinois

On November 4, 2008, the first person of color was elected President of the United States of America and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. It is true that President Obama did break down some racial barriers, However, many … Continue reading

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Timothy Kendrick’s Legal Nightmare Finally Ends

A Texas man’s two-and-a-half-year-old drug case in Champaign County finally came to an end on February 9, 2011 in Judge Tom Difanis’ courtroom after State’s Attorney Dan Clifton suddenly dropped the case. The alternative was for Judge Difanis to rule … Continue reading

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A Response From Civil Society

Our vision at Illinois People’s Action (IPA) is to live in a state where our shared core values of justice, empowerment and family become the norm. To bring this vision into reality, we engage in faith-based community organizing and leadership … Continue reading

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2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essays

What is your dream for a Beloved Community? Since 2003, over 2200 local students have been challenged to examine the legacy of Dr. King in their lives, and their role in social justice. This year, students between 4th and 12th … Continue reading

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