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Why do impoverished, predominantly Black inner cities NEVER seem to address the REAL problems?

Far too often, the emphasis is placed on “stopping crime” or “cleaning” up the streets as the preferred method of “fixing the community.” While those actions are admirable, we have seen how futile these attempts ultimately become. 370 more words


Community, Research and Social Change: 10th annual State of the Inner City Report

The State of the Inner City Report is an annual research collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba and community organizations based in the inner city of Winnipeg. 678 more words

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The Education of Matt Bardin

Part 1 in a series about my experiences in education

“So. Mr. Bar-deen. From Princeton… to this.” Cary Abrams, my colleague and (tor)mentor in my first semester of teaching at an inner city school revels in my predicament. 944 more words

The Truth About Lifting One's Self Out of Poverty

Reposted from Johns Hopkins Magazine:

Karl Alexander has spent more time in prisons than most professors. For 25 years, the Johns Hopkins University sociologist and his Johns Hopkins colleague Doris Entwisle followed the lives of 790 children growing up in a variety of Baltimore neighborhoods. 348 more words

WATC(We Are The City) Photoshoot

“What I’m not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.”~Stevie Wonder… 48 more words


Homeless To Be Given Credit Card Processing Facilities

Plans for an inner city council to give the homeless credit card processing facilities in order to help them get change for the bus has been met with outrage by local residents. 177 more words


The Man with the Teardrop Tattoos

He had three teardrops outlined on his cheeks and five stars spread across his face like a constellation. He towered over me in a way that would be intimidating if I had met him anywhere else. 298 more words

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