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UNHOLY TRINITY

Forum 63.0: Guest Host Tianna Mañón, Editor-In-Chief of Open Mic Magazine, talks with YOs from Teen Empowerment along with Guest Adult Co-Host Shawanda McGee about MLK’s UnHoly Trinity: Poverty, Racism & Violence in their lives and in their community. They also talk about their signature work with Youth-Police Dialogues. What do YOU say about it? […]

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The Problem with Work: Struggling to Come up For Air

The Rochester City School District has struggled with an embarrassingly low graduation rate for years. Less than half of students who start high school graduate with the state-mandated Regents diploma on time. Many students over the four years will drop out, choosing to sell drugs or engage in other illicit activities. But this post isn’t […]

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Need-Based Crime Destroys the Family that Criminals Try to Help

1 in 28 American children have an incarcerated parent. This is a dramatic increase over 2 decades ago when this number was 1 in 125, according to a 2010 report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.  The study also found that parents of children under age 18 make up more than half of the incarcerated population. […]

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Rural Poverty: Almost Forgotten

I will be the first to admit that I’d forgotten about rural poverty. Never during my recent rants did I think outside of urban communities. But how many of us do?

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The Price of Poverty: Lost Youth, and Disastrous Adulthood

This is for all of the young people who work not for the glamour of a dispensable income but for gritty survival. It is for the youth who do not work for the newest apparel marketed to us by corporate America because we are too busy supplementing the income of our own parents, and filling […]

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