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Kanye West has laid down the law with his new track “Mama’s Boyfriend.”  Being raised by a single mother, Kanye West had to deal with his “Mama’s Boyfriend.” Like every young child who has grown up in a single parent household, Kanye recalls his thoughts as a kid when his “Mama’s Boyfriend” came into the picture.  […]

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 10 years before I was born. As an elementary, middle and high school student, I learned about him once a year through plays, books, lectures and his ever-quoted ‘I Have a Dream’ speech delivered on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington. However, like many of […]

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VIA AP The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession. The top-earning 20 percent of Americans – those making more than $100,000 each year – received 49.4 percent of all income […]

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VIA AP The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession. The top-earning 20 percent of Americans – those making more than $100,000 each year – received 49.4 percent of all income […]

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The poverty rate rose to 14.3 percent during 2009 from 13.2 percent the previous year as household income stayed flat and the number of people without health insurance reached its highest level since such data has been collected, the government announced Thursday. The first year of Barack Obama’s presidency started with 700,000 people losing their […]

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Yan Lu wastes no time and jabs right where the heart is with his innovative design piece “Poor Little Fish”.  The modern style glass basin sink is attached to a fish bowl with a Nemo-esque creature swirling around hoping for its life that people think twice about wasting running water.  With conservation in mind the […]

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Nearly a third of Detroit’s homes are vacant, and along with the residences, the city’s stately hotels and cultural centers have been abandoned as well, falling into dramatic disrepair, their grand ruins still showing the promises of a once-booming city. Photos by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

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Dear My Friend, Mayor Bloomberg,     In the summertime, as a child, I used to play in the streets of Hollis, Queens.  As we played, there were always kids hanging out on the corner.  Most of those kids that stood on that street corner of Hollis and 205th either died or went to jail.  So, […]