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  • February 12, 2011 | WYNC

    Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit and Inequality

    Fifty-six-year-old Carolyn McMillan considers herself lucky. To get to work, she can drive to the Home Depot parking lot on Jonesboro road in Clayton County Georgia, then take a bus to her clerical job in downtown Atlanta.

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  • February 08, 2011 | The TakeAway

    Equal Rights in Public Transportation Still A Battle for Minorities

    Many pinpoint the start of the Civil Rights movement in the United States to Rosa Parks, refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, back in 1955. Over half-a-century later, African-American and Latino communities are still struggling with unequal transit systems.

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  • January 26, 2011 | The Root

    Obama's 'Big' Vision for the State of the Union

    Being in the House chamber during a State of the Union address, rowdy and packed with the entire federal government, is often compared to being at a high school pep rally. Despite this year's mixed-seating arrangement -- designed to restrain the usual "rival football teams" show of cheers and...

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  • January 24, 2011 | KQED Radio

    First Person: Angela Glover

    Social Justice advocate Angela Glover Blackwell joins us as part of our "First Person" interview series, profiling the leaders and innovators who make Northern California unique. For almost 35 years, Blackwell has been promoting public policies aimed at advancing opportunities for disadvantaged...

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  • January 20, 2011 | South Florida Times

    Kids Getting Attention in Major New Initiative

     

    A black child today is less likely to be raised by both parents than a black child born into slavery and more than 40 percent of black children are born into poverty. Such sobering data underscore an effort by some of the country’s most respected child advocates to stop the “backwards slide”...
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