Harlem Then and Now


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It’s painful to realize that youngsters growing up in the same place I did have far less chances for success.

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Harlem NY Charter School Triumphs Despite Odds


As a board member with the Opportunity Charter School (OCS) in Harlem, New York, I’m familiar with the challenges facing children in an urban community.
This is especially true for children who have learning disabilities.  At OCS, students are taught with a focus on their individual learning needs.  Parents are grateful that their child is part [...]

Hippies: still not dead enough


No need to drill in Alaska, folks. One of our great untapped natural resources remains the sheer red hot hatred that Gen Xers like me feel towards unrepentant hippies and radical boomers, the people who saddled us with drugs, divorce and fourteen minute guitar solos.
You catch a whiff of this contempt in the comments at [...]

A Welfare Tale – by Kidist Paulos Asrat


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A new film offers a disappointing portrayal of black single mothers caught in welfare’s grip.