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Set in Rhodesia in the 1960’s, Tsitsi Dangarembga’s NERVOUS CONDITIONS (1988) is a classic novel enduring unto today for its memorable protagonist and strong statements about gender inequities of women, stolen educational access and resource gaps in a politically-charged nation. … More Have You Heard? Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
I remain astonished by the degree many kids truly depend on school lunch and afterschool snacks to tackle hunger pangs. … More I Am a Proud “No Kid Hungry” Blogger.
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“The word that I would like to eradicate today is ‘unspeakable,’ because I think everything should be spoken.”– Viola Davis photo courtesy of Just Jared. Viola Davis recently revealed her painful past struggles with hunger. When Viola Davis shot to overdue stardom in her role as maid Aibileen Clark in 2011’s…
The Wall Street Journal has reported that the number of “college” students who need a remedial (or high school repeat) course funded by the U.S. government had risen a staggering 160% in the last 12 years. This means that students are now arriving on campuses in America so poorly prepared and scarcely educated they must redo a version of pre-school in order to prepare for professions. … More The New College.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 96% of the food we throw out ends up in landfills. … More National Food Recovery Week: November 17-21, 2014
**Trayvon Benjamin Martin (February 5, 1995 – February 26, 2012) was the son of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. He was a junior at Dr. Michael M. Krop High School. He lived with his mother and older brother in Miami Gardens, Florida. On February 26, 2012, the late Trayvon Martin returned from the store to … More Let’s Pretend: Rest in Peace Trayvon Benjamin Martin
6-month old Jonylah Watkins, shot to death 5 times in Chicago, March 11, 2013 My mind hadn’t really caught up, yet. If not for my new early evening coffee habit, I still might not know that the 6-month old child who was shot to death in a Chicago drive-by suffered her fatal injuries right around the … More The People Like Us Who Live in Places Like This*
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She was 15. She was an honors student. The shooter remains at large. Her parents live in shock. Her school is in silent mourning. Residents of Chicago are outraged. A nation is unaware.