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What’s Driving Migrant Kids to Flee? Take a Guess

What’s Driving Migrant Kids to Flee? Take a Guess

Sara is from San Pedro Sula, a large city in Honduras. She has wiry hair and a four year old who has figured out how to knot one of her bags to her small backpack. I met her in Brownsville, as she was waiting for a bus to take her to New Orleans. After visiting [...]
“Generation Me,” the “Lazy Generation” and the “Trophy Generation” are just a few of the monikers millennials, the demographic cohort that followed Generation X and the baby boomers, have been saddled with. But it may be more accurate to call them the “Indebted Generation.” The Pew Research Center report “Millennials in Adulthood” – released in [...]
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This Mascot Skews Reality About the First PeopleI never really paid a lot of attention to the Native American mascot issue – until recently. I was one of the silent people who thought, “It’s not my fight. I have other things in my community I need to work on first.” I live in Los Angeles County. It is home to the largest [...]
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L.A. Skid Row Residents: The Heart of HopeLOS ANGELES — “I’m the people’s general,” says TC, explaining the nickname he’s been given on Fifth Street. He earned it by keeping the homeless residents of Los Angeles’ Skid Row informed and educated about neighborhood issues, in part through the literature table he maintains next to the blue tarps of his tent. Under the [...]
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Seattle Approves $15 Hourly Wage – to be U.S. HighestThe Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that gradually increases the minimum wage in the city to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation. The issue has dominated politics in the liberal municipality for months. Mayor Ed Murray, who was elected last year, had promised in his campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15
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Kentucky Residents Give New Life to a Coal Area in DeclineOne thing Amelia Kirby and David Fisher knew when they opened businesses in downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky was that they wouldn’t get rich. But to Kirby and Fisher, building their businesses in Appalachia was, and continues to be, about building something larger – a thriving community. Whitesburg (pop. 2,000), like much of southeastern Kentucky, has felt [...]
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Arrested While Brown: Chicago Police Nab Two Latino MenSimilar to community outreach workers across the country in late March, Kevin Tapia and Felipe Hernandez lent their knuckles, shoe-leather skills and commitment to help others to an important task in Chicago. They knocked on doors to raise awareness about the Affordable Care Act, the most sweeping health law in decades. It was March 25. [...]
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In Oakland, Gentrification Erodes Idea of ‘Homes for All’Behind a chain link fence on 35th Avenue, the man who gardens every day for other people grows his own roses, gathered around a statue of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Off 98th Ave, backyard barbeques are legendary, as is the young cousin who always wins the battles of wits and words that break out after [...]
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Cornealious “Mike” Anderson and Mandatory SentencesThe story of Cornealious “Mike” Anderson, the convicted Missouri man who, because of a state Department of Corrections error, lived free for the 13 years of his prescribed prison sentence, sparked a national debate: Should a rehabilitated man be sent to prison? As Anderson awaited a judge’s decision about his fate, some argued he must [...]
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The questions are simple enough: What do you hope for your city in the next 20 years? How are people changing the future of your city? What are your city’s biggest challenges? They are part of this year’s “One Day on Earth” video documentary project, which now has an upload deadline of May 26. So far, [...]
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